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6 Benefits of Pet Wellness Plans

While investing in your pet's ongoing care is important, there are ways to make the cost of your pet's care more affordable. In this post, our Mandeville vets list some benefits of pet wellness plans and discuss why you should consider this option for your cat or dog. 

What are some benefits of Wellness Plans? 

Ideally, every pet owner would have insurance for pets. That said, there are numerous factors to consider, including cost, type of coverage, and the status of your pet's health when you purchase a policy can all greatly impact your monthly payments. 

In addition, many pet insurance plans exclude preventive and wellness care, such as vet checkups and routine vaccinations. These are especially important for keeping your pet healthy and avoiding costly treatments and surgical procedures in the first place. 

To start your search, you might use your favorite search engine to look for 'vets with pet wellness plans near Mandeville'.  

Budgeting With Pet Wellness Plans 

Wellness plans include bundled services. The cost of these plans are set at a specific price, which may help you budget more effectively than tackling the cost of each service as requirements come up. There are a couple of specific ways wellness plans can help you manage your budget. They: 

  • Can be paid monthly or annually 
  • Usually include discounts on certain products and services

Discounts With Pet Wellness Plans 

Signing your cat or dog up for a wellness plan typically costs less long-term compared to paying for each service throughout the year on its own. When all of the services you typically use are bundled together, the veterinary hospital will typically offer a discount. Ask your Mandeville vet for a cost comparison between covering each service on its own vs. investing in a pet wellness plan. 

Routine Care is Covered by Pet Wellness Plans 

Those who opt to sign their pet up for a wellness plan usually are better at bringing their pet in for routine checkups as the cost is already covered and those clients will not want to lose out on services already paid for.

Wellness Plans Can Be Pet Specific

Whether you need routine care for your cat or dog, when it comes to purchasing wellness plans, you sign your pet up for the exact care that they need for their size and type. This ensures that your pet gets the care that they need while only paying for what you need.

Pet Wellness Plans Can Be Customized

At Riverside Veterinary Hospital, our Wellness Plans cover canine companions and feline friends of all sizes, shapes, and ages. Most wellness plans have options for small, medium, large, XL, and giant dogs, as well as cats, and offer a range of preventive annual and biannual wellness procedures.

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. 

Wellness Plan Disadvantages

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.

Frequency of Use

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.  

Need for Additional Coverage

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.

To learn more about how wellness plans from Riverside Veterinary Hospital can help make your pet's routine care more affordable, contact us today

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