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Are Pet Wellness Plans Worth It For Routine Care?

Are Pet Wellness Plans Worth It For Routine Care?

Wellness plans encompass frequently utilized veterinary care services available at reduced rates. Today, our Poway team discusses the benefits of wellness plans and provides insights to consider.

Benefits Of Wellness Plans

Ideally, every pet owner should consider getting insurance for their pets. However, several factors come into play when making this decision. These factors include the cost, the type of coverage, and your pet's health when you begin the policy, all of which can significantly impact your monthly payments. 

Additionally, many pet insurance plans don't include preventive and wellness care services like vet checkups and routine vaccinations, which are especially important for maintaining your pet's health and avoiding costly procedures and treatments in the first place.

Convenience & Budgeting

Wellness Plans bundle veterinary services, which reduces financial stress when you bring your pet in for their vet-recommended preventive care. This payment option makes comprehensive vet care more affordable for pet parents and helps them avoid costly treatments for preventable conditions that might otherwise go unnoticed.

  • Can be paid monthly or annually
  • Usually includes discounts on certain products and services
  • Makes budgeting for pet care easier

Customization & Flexibility

At Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital, we offer customized Pet Wellness Plans to meet the unique needs of dogs and cats of all sizes, shapes, and ages. Our veterinary wellness plans have various options for small, medium, large, XL, giant dogs and cats. These packages provide comprehensive preventive annual and biannual wellness procedures such as wellness exams, bloodwork, and parasite testing. 

Our veterinarian team will get to know your pet and recommend wellness plans that can help keep them healthy and happy in the long run. Regular vet care, including early detection screenings, preventive vaccinations, and physical examinations, is especially important for senior cats and dogs, young puppies and kittens, and pets with chronic or recurring issues. 

At Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to providing the best possible care for your furry friends.

What Are Some Potential Downsides Of 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.

Frequency Of Use

Signing up for a wellness plan might appear counter-intuitive when your pet is young, healthy, or appears fine. However, having coverage when it's not needed is often preferable to the opposite scenario. Your veterinary team recognizes that healthcare choices for humans or their furry companions are personal and should prioritize the patient's well-being.

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 your veterinary team's ongoing preventive and wellness care 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.

If you are considering a wellness plan for your pet, contact your Poway vets today for more information.

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