Intestinal parasites are a common but powerful and potentially dangerous condition that can affect both cats and dogs. Parasites can have a serious impact on your pet’s wellbeing and can progress to more complicated and severe conditions if left untreated.
At Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming, we offer precise parasite testing and control, helping make sure your pets stay healthy and happy for as long as possible. If your pet does have parasites, we take an effective and safe approach to removal without further stressing them. Testing is done with the same level of precision and delicacy, making sure your pet is as comfortable as possible throughout their care.
What to Expect from Parasite Testing
There is a wide range of parasites that can affect your pet’s health, including:
Each of these has its own unique symptoms, and none of them are pleasant. These parasites are common enough and typically develop because of your pet’s interaction with its environment. There are risk factors to both indoor and outdoor pets, so every pet should be considered at-risk, and it is best to take preventative steps and have them checked out by the experts at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming. That way, any developing issue can be addressed before it becomes severe.
For most parasites, diagnostic tests typically require a stool sample, which you can bring with you to your appointment or have the vet collect for you. Most parasites can be treated effectively with medications, and other treatments are available for specific situations.
Depending on the parasite affecting your pet and the severity of the symptoms, the expert team at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming will discuss the options available. Then, they will work together to determine the best course of treatment for your pet.
If your pet is exhibiting signs of a possible parasite infection, make an appointment with Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming today for an examination by calling them at (904) 720-4272 or (904) 720-4275.
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Dr. Venkat Gutta
Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming
At Blue Star Pet Hospital and Grooming, Dr. Venkat Gutta provides high-quality and modern veterinary services to all your furry friends! At Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team are committed to providing your pets with both a full-service Veterinary Hospital and a modern grooming salon (St. Johns location only) for dogs and cats. Our primary commitment is to provide your companion animals with the highest quality medical care. Dr. Gutta strongly believes in treating your four-legged companions as family members and providing them with excellent yet affordable veterinary care. At Bluestar, we also think that it is important to educate you, as a pet owner, and ensure that the unique needs of you and your pet are met at all times. Through Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team serve clients in Durbin Crossing, Jacksonville, St Augustine, St Johns, CR 210, and other areas. Whether it is pet vaccinations, surgery, techniques, advanced diagnostic testing, or even flea and tick control products, we give you access to the best and most cutting-edge treatments and technologies. At Bluestar, we believe that your pet is the STAR!