Blue Sky Animal Hospital Professional Corporation

14 Gertrude St W
North Bay, ON P1A 1J3

(705)472-1570

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Frequently Asked Questions


Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please call Blue Sky Animal Hospital Professional Corporation at 705-472-1570.


1. What are the Hospital hours?

Our hospital hours are listed in the "About Us" Section of this website.

2. Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, patients are seen by appointment, unless it is an emergency but please contact the clinic before you arrive

3. What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Debit, Mastercard and Visa

4. Can I make payments?

Payment is required at the time of service.

5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?

 Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 6 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is   healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are recommended prior to the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.

6.  What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

 A healthy appearing pet may be hiding symptoms of a disease or ailment. For example, a pet can lose up to 75% of kidney function before showing any signs of illness. Testing helps us to evaluate the health of your pet's liver and kidneys, so we can avoid problems related to anesthesia. 

7. How long do the stitches (sutures) stay in after my pet's surgery?

 Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 7-10 days following the surgery. Depending on the type of surgery they may require to stay in longer. Our technician will inform you at time of discharge.  

8.  Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?

 No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having you pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens. Also it can help with behavior problems by reducing or minimizing aggression

9.  Do you board pets?

 We apologize, but we do not have boarding space for dogs or cats unless they are  recovering from surgery or are in isolation.

10.  My dog is going in the boarding kennel when should he get his Bordetella vaccine?

 A minimum of five days before entering the kennel, and to have full effect it should be administered 2 weeks prior to entering the kennel.

11. At what age should my pet get vaccinated?

Below is a list of vaccines and the appropriate age they should be administered.

Puppies First Vaccine: 6 - 8 weeks of age (Distemper, Hepititis / Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus).

Puppies Second Vaccine: 10 - 12 weeks of age (Distemper, Hepititis / Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus).

Puppies Third Vaccine: 14 -16 weeks of age (Distemper, Hepititis / Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, Rabies).

Kittens First Vaccine: 6 - 8 weeks of age (Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Chlamydia, Leukemia)

Kittens Second Vaccine: 10 - 12 weeks of age (Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Chlamydia, Leukemia)

Kittens Third Vaccine: 14 -16 weeks of age (Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Chlamydia, Leukemia, Rabies).