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Medications represent just one of many “tools” that Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming has at its disposal to protect and support the health of your dog or cat. The medications prescribed or recommended by our veterinarians in Jacksonville, Florida, go hand in hand with an array of preventative services, ranging from a schedule of core and non-core vaccines to procedures such as spaying or neutering. This proactive, routine care allows us to reduce the risks commonly associated with many animal diseases, preventing the development of life-altering and life-threatening conditions. 

Additionally, consistent veterinary care supports the prompt resolution of pain and other symptoms and the root cause of those health effects. 

During these “well” visits, our veterinarians will prescribe or suggest preventive medications based on factors specific to your dog or cat, such as their age, overall health, and lifestyle. For instance, both dogs and outdoor cats must be protected from diseases that ticks and fleas can spread. Some of these diseases, such as Lyme disease, are zoonotic, meaning they can be spread to humans. So, when you invest in flea and tick control products, you are protecting your pet’s health and your entire household. 

Heartworm testing and control are also a critical part of pets’ preventive care. Since mosquitoes spread heartworms, indoor-only cats can also be at risk of developing an infection. Many FDA-approved products are available and are nearly 100% effective at preventing heartworm infections.

As your dogs and cats age, they may require additional preventative medications. For instance, our patients may develop allergies that cause itchy, inflamed skin. We can suggest appropriate medicated shampoos and cleansers and anti-inflammatory medications to soothe irritated, infection-prone skin. If food allergies are to blame, we can also address “triggers” partly by discussing prescription kibble for patients with skin and food sensitivities. Our veterinarians have cultivated a particular interest in nutrition and can recommend supplements to help protect against everything from arthritis to digestive ailments. Some supplements may also aid in fighting the bacteria that erode the teeth and gums and stinky “dog breath.” 

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Preventative medications, products, and services are as varied as the pets we care for and the conditions that may threaten the health of our beloved furry friends. Call 904-720-4272 today to schedule an appointment at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming’s Jacksonville, Florida.

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Meet Dr. Venkat Gutta Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming

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!