A Penny Saved: Why You Should Consider a Pet Wellness Plan
Gone are the days when the average family pet had to earn his or her keep by herding sheep or killing rodents. A few generations ago, the lives of pets were a far cry from the comfort our four-legged family members enjoy today, a comfort that also extends to their medical care.
U.S. pet owners spend an estimated $15 billion on veterinary care each year. While it is truly wonderful that veterinary medicine has advanced so much in recent years, and that we value pets more than ever as a society, the combination of these things often winds up being a recipe for a potential financial struggle when a pet falls ill or is in an accident.
Enter the pet wellness plan. Designed to save you money and give you peace of mind, while providing your pet with the preventive care he or she needs, pet wellness is the key to a long and healthy life.
What Is a Pet Wellness Plan?
A pet wellness plan is essentially a way to prepay for the standard healthcare services your pet is going to need as he or she goes through life. Wellness plans generally cover services and procedures including, but not limited to:
- Wellness exams
- Laboratory testing
- Spay/neuter procedures
- Nail trims
- Dental care
The Benefits of a Pet Wellness Plan
- Saves money—By paying a monthly fee, pet owners are able to budget for veterinary care, rather than ending up with a large bill. Regular preventive care saves money in the long run by keeping your pet healthier, and by allowing your veterinarian to spot any health concerns early on and deal with them before they become too costly.
- Convenient—Knowing that your pet’s basic health care needs are covered by his or her wellness plan can make it easier to bring your pet in as soon as you suspect a problem.
- No deductible—Pet wellness plans do not have a deductible for the services covered, unlike with pet insurance.
Pet Wellness Plans at Hallsville Veterinary Hospital
Our puppy and kitten wellness plans are designed with your newest addition in mind! Getting an early start on preventive care is crucial to the long-term wellness of your new pet, and our wellness program will help to make sure he or she receives the necessary tests, vaccinations, and spay/neuter procedure in a timely and affordable manner.
We also offer wellness plans tailored to the adult dog or cat. Services are designed to support your adult pet’s long-term wellness with preventive care services, such as wellness exams, early disease detection, dental care, and more.
Our pet wellness programs offer services for all at a discounted rate, so you are better able to budget and save money on veterinary costs. We are happy to answer any of your questions! Please contact the staff at Hallsville Veterinary Hospital for more details.