If your pet’s exhibiting signs of dermatological issues, including itching, redness, licking, or biting, Bluestar’s expert Veterinary dermatological services can help you navigate the complex factors that might be affecting your animal’s skin.
Florida is home to several potential factors that can influence the condition of your pet’s skin. The wet, warm weather can take a heavy toll, leading to irritation and discomfort. Florida’s also home to ticks and fleas, and other biting insects that might irritate your animal’s skin. Other common factors include allergies and diet-related issues. Luckily, once we know the source of the irritation, most dermatological issues can be fixed with a simple, conscious lifestyle change. The dermatological services at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming (with locations in St. Johns) have a variety of simple tests and protocols to determine the source of your pet’s discomfort and the best course of treatment.
Your Animal’s Path to Healthy Skin
The affordable wellness plans at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming include complete examinations of your animal’s skin, as well as a screening for any parasites such as fleas and ticks that might be causing irritation.
If there’s no infestation, a simple allergy test and elimination diet will reveal if your pet’s having an allergic reaction to food or other local factors. In many cases, food is a leading cause of dermatology issues in pets, either due to an allergic reaction to food or overexposure to it (this occurs when a pet receives the same food for a long period of time).
Whatever the cause of your pet’s symptoms, the Bluestar team is well-equipped to diagnose the source and help you develop an effective plan for treatment. In most cases, a dietary shift or flea/tick treatment can resolve the issue. However, with parasites, prevention is the most effective plan. Even if your pet hasn’t exhibited symptoms yet, Bluestar’s veterinary dermatological services can help you take an active, preventative approach to treat pet infestations before they start, saving you time and money and your pet potential discomfort.
If your pet’s exhibiting symptoms, or you’d like to prevent future dermatological issues, make an appointment with the expert team at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming today. For St. Johns, call (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!