Wondering if a Pet Wellness Plan for your dog or cat is a good investment? Below, our Max Vets explain how Wellness Plans at Thomasville Veterinary Hospital can benefit pet owners as well as their four-legged friends.
What is a Pet Wellness Plan?
Wellness plans are a way for your vet to offer you cost savings on a selection of routine services that help keep your pet healthy throughout the year. These plans are typically renewed annually (unless cancelled) so that pet coverage continues seamlessly from one year to the next without interruption.
Plans can vary greatly between hospitals so it’s important to take a close look at what services your vet’s Pet Wellness Plans include. Some veterinary hospitals offer plans that cover twice yearly checkups, faecal exams, a variety of core and lifestyle vaccines, 12 months of parasite protection, as well extras such as dental examinations whereas other provide a more scaled-down selection of services that covers the preventive care basics that all pets need such as one annual exam with core vaccines and parasite protection.
What are the benefits of a Pet Wellness Plan?
The selection of services that your vet offers will generally dictate the price of coverage. But whether your vet’s plans include lots of services or just the basics, all Pet Wellness Plans are designed to help save you money and offer a number of benefits.
1 – Wellness Plans Make Budgeting for Your Pet’s Preventive Care Easier
Wellness Plans take the overall cost of your pet’s annual preventive care and then break that amount into 12 easy-to-manage payments. Making the task of budgeting easier.
2 – You’ll Get Savings on Other Products & Services From Your Veterinary Hospital
Pet Wellness Plans can save you money in two great ways. When bundling your pet’s annual preventive services into a Pet Wellness Plan most vets then apply a discount to that annual cost to help save you money meaning that you are paying less for those services just by making monthly payments for your pet’s plan.
But there is a second way that Pet Wellness Plans can help save you money. Many vets will also offer Wellness Plan holders a 10% discount on other services offered by their hospital. While some restrictions apply, this additional discount can add up to substantial cost savings.
3 – Wellness Plans Help to Ensure That Your Pet’s Preventive Care Isn’t Delayed
Our Max Vets believe that prevention is the key to helping your pet live a long and healthy life. But many pet parents find themselves putting off their pet’s heartworm and parasite prevention and vaccines due to concerns about cost. Wellness Plans make paying for your pet’s preventive care more affordable, which means no more delays! That’s great news for both you and your pet.
Year-round protection against common conditions and parasites will help to preserve your pet’s long-term health and prevent the need to pay for costly treatments further down the road.
4 – Cat & Dog Wellness Plans Promote Great Healthcare Habits
The truth of the matter is that if you are paying for a service, you are far more likely to use it, and that’s great news for your four-legged friend! Wellness Plans help to ensure that pet parents make time for essential preventive care for pets that might otherwise be neglected, such as annual checkups and faecal exams.
Routine wellness exams give your vet an opportunity to monitor your pet’s overall health and check your pet for early signs of developing disease. These appointments also give you a chance to speak to your vet about any concerns you might have about your pet’s health, behaviour, nutrition…or anything really. Allowing your vet to provide you with informative advice on how to help your pet achieve optimal health.