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Benefits of Pet Wellness Plans

Benefits of Pet Wellness Plans

Your pet's health depends on the plans you make with your vet. Below, our Torrance vets provide benefits to consider when deciding whether a Pet Wellness Plan is right for you.

Why should I sign my pet up for a Pet Wellness Plan?

Wellness plans provide a cost-effective option for pet owners to ensure their pets receive essential routine services for maintaining good health throughout the year. These plans are typically renewed annually, allowing for uninterrupted coverage from one year to the next, unless canceled.

The specifics of each wellness plan can vary significantly between veterinary hospitals, so it is crucial to carefully review the services included in your vet's Pet Wellness Plans. Some hospitals offer comprehensive plans that encompass biannual checkups, fecal exams, a range of core and lifestyle vaccines, 12 months of parasite protection, and additional services like nail trims. On the other hand, there are scaled-down plans available that focus on the fundamental preventive care necessities, such as an annual exam with core vaccines and parasite protection.

Benefits of Pet Wellness Plans

The price of coverage for a Pet Wellness Plan is typically determined by the range of services included by your veterinarian. Whether your vet's plans offer an extensive array of services or focus on the essentials, the primary goal of all Pet Wellness Plans is to provide cost savings and a variety of benefits to pet owners.

They Make Budgeting for Your Pet's Annual Preventive Care Easier

Wellness Plans simplify the budgeting process for your pet's annual preventive care by dividing the overall cost into 12 manageable monthly payments. This approach makes it easier for pet owners to handle and plan for their pet's healthcare expenses.

Discounts on Other Services & Products From Your Veterinary Hospital

Pet Wellness Plans offer two significant ways to save money. Firstly, by bundling your pet's annual preventive services into a plan, most veterinarians apply a discount to the overall cost. This means that simply by making monthly payments for your pet's plan, you pay less for those services, resulting in immediate savings.

Secondly, Pet Wellness Plans often come with an additional benefit of a 10% discount on other services provided by the veterinary hospital. While certain restrictions may apply, this extra discount can accumulate into substantial cost savings for pet owners.

Ensuring Your Pet's Preventive Care Isn't Delayed

Prevention is the key to helping your pet live a long and healthy life. Unfortunately, many pet parents find themselves putting off their pet's 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.

Promoting Great Healthcare Habits

Indeed, the act of paying for a service often increases the likelihood of utilizing it, and this is highly beneficial for your pet's well-being. Wellness Plans play a crucial role in ensuring that pet parents prioritize essential pet wellness measures that might otherwise be overlooked. These plans encourage and remind pet owners to schedule and attend important appointments, such as annual checkups and fecal exams, thereby safeguarding the overall health of their beloved pets.

Routine 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, behavior, nutrition...or anything really. Allowing your vet to provide you with informative advice on how to help your pet achieve optimal health.

Fecal exams give your vet a chance to check your pet's stool for signs of internal parasites that could be negatively impacting your pet's health without you knowing it. And, since some internal parasites can be passed to humans, your pet's fecal exam helps to protect your health too!

Difference Between Pet Wellness Plans & Pet Insurance

It's important to understand that pet insurance and Wellness Plans are distinct from each other, serving different purposes.

As mentioned earlier, Pet Wellness Plans focus on making annual preventive care more affordable for pet parents. While some plans may include an additional examination in case of injury or illness, their primary aim is not to cover veterinary expenses related to accidents or serious illnesses. This is where pet insurance steps in.

Pet insurance provides coverage for emergency veterinary care and treatment of long-term illnesses like cancer or diabetes. It offers financial assistance to pet owners, helping them pay for treatments that are covered by their specific policy and are related to accidents or specified conditions.

In summary, while Pet Wellness Plans target preventive care and offer cost savings for routine services, pet insurance serves as a safety net for unexpected emergencies and extensive medical treatments. 

Is a Wellness Plan right for your pet?

When your veterinarian's office provides Wellness Plans, it is advisable to consult with your vet about the potential advantages for your pet. Your veterinarian possesses knowledge about your animal's specific needs and can assist you in evaluating the benefits of coverage. They can help you determine whether a Wellness Plan is a suitable choice by considering various factors related to your pet's health and well-being. Engaging in a discussion with your vet will enable you to make an informed decision about whether to opt for a Wellness Plan.

Learn More About Pet Wellness Plans at Harbor Animal Hospital

Want to learn more about Pet Wellness Plans? Contact us at Harbor Animal Hospital to speak to one of our vets.

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