We know that the cost of veterinary care can be expensive, which is why we recommend ongoing routine care to prevent more serious conditions requiring costly treatments. Wellness plans help to break up the cost of routine care making regular visits more affordable. Today, our Charlotte vets offer some of the key benefits of pet wellness plans and what cat and dog care they may include.
The Key Benefits of Pet Wellness Plans
While you may consider getting insurance for your pet (you really should), insurance is meant to cover sudden unexpected veterinary expenses. Cat and dog wellness plans help to cover the regular care visits that your pet needs.
Allows You to Budget and Plan Ahead
Since pet wellness plans bundle together the services that your pet routinely has, it can make covering the cost much more reasonable. This payment option enables more pet parents to afford comprehensive vet care and avoid potentially expensive treatment costs from preventable conditions going undiagnosed.
- Can be paid monthly or annually
- Usually includes discounts on certain products and services
- Makes budgeting for pet care easier
You Can Have the Wellness Plan That Works For Your Pet's Specific Needs
At Providence Animal Hospital, we have Cat and Dog Wellness Plans to cover the needs of pets of all sizes, shapes, and ages. We have Dog Wellness Plans for small, medium, large, XL, and giant dogs, as well as Cat Wellness Plans that cover the needs of both indoor and outdoor cats.
Our Wellness Plans include a range of preventive annual and biannual wellness procedures (e.g. wellness exams, parasite testing, and parasite prevention). These plans also mean that your veterinary team gets an opportunity to get to know your beloved pet while regularly monitoring their overall health.
Since your vet has the best understanding of your pet's healthcare needs they will be able to let you know whether they think a Pet Wellness Plan is a good investment for your pet that could potentially save you cash in the long run. Animals with special needs such as senior cats and dogs, new puppies and kittens, and pets with chronic or recurring issues benefit from routine vet care including early detection screenings, important preventive vaccinations, and physical examinations.
What are some other considerations with pet wellness plans?
As with just about any decision, there are some things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing whether a wellness plan is right for you.
How often do you bring your pet to the vet?
It may seem counter-intuitive to subscribe to a wellness plan if your pet is young, healthy, or otherwise seems fine. Although for most, it is better to have coverage and not need it than otherwise, we understand that healthcare decisions - whether for humans or their companion animals - are intensely personal and should be made with the patient's best care in mind, with the advice of a medical professional.
Is everything your pet needs covered under the wellness plan?Just as it is important to know what pet insurance does and does not cover, you should be aware of what your vet clinic's wellness plans cover. Wellness plans are for ongoing preventive and wellness care from your veterinary team and do not cover illness, surgeries, or other emergency or chronic healthcare needs. Ultimately, discussing your pet's needs and your budget openly and honestly with your veterinarian can be a good opportunity to find out more about what could suit you and your pet best.
Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.