Have you ever considered a wellness plan for your pet? Wellness plans are relatively new, but it looks like they are here to stay. There’s a good reason for their growing popularity: many people find them quite helpful. A Germantown, MD vet discusses some of the benefits of wellness plans in this article.
One of the best things about wellness care plans is that they often do result in better care. People with wellness care plans are motivated to bring their pets in more often and/or more quickly. There’s also the simple fact that you’re more likely to use something you’ve already paid for. We’re more than happy to offer anything that helps keep our furry patients healthier!
If you’re on a tight budget, you may find that financial planning is a must. Wellness care plans let you spread the cost of your pet’s veterinary care out over time. You would simply pay a flat monthly or annual fee. This is often much easier to manage than footing the bill out of pocket up front.
Every wellness plan is a little different, so you’ll need to look at specifics to find out about perks. However, you may be pleasantly surprised by the options. Keep in mind that many wellness plans do include discounts on certain services. You may even save money in the long run!
Wellness plans are not one-size-fits-all. A puppy will have very different needs than a senior dog, and a cat won’t need the same thing as a puppy. You’ll be able to suit the plan that fits your needs best.
It’s important to note that wellness plans are not the same thing as insurance, though there may be some overlap. Wellness care plans are aimed at evening out the costs of preventative care. It may cover things like routine exams, vaccines, parasite control, and, for puppies and kittens, spay/neuter surgery. Insurance is meant to work as a safety net, providing or reimbursing funds spent on emergency care. While a wellness care plan may still be helpful in an emergency, as it may cover an exam, accidents and injuries fall more under the insurance umbrella. Ask your vet for more information.
Do you want to learn more about wellness care plans? Contact us, your Germantown, MD pet clinic, today!