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Posted on 04-06-2017
If you are a loving pet parent, you are probably looking for ways to save money while keeping your dog or cat healthy. One of the best ways to do this is through a pet wellness plan. However, not every plan is alike, or even worth the cost. So, what should you look for in a wellness program?
Most pet wellness plans are designed to offer significant discounts the services that the average pet owner may have to pay for ongoing wellness. Checkups, vaccinations, spaying and neutering and other services. However, there are plans that are more comprehensive than others. Do you live somewhere that regular flea and tick preventative is a necessity? Is once a year dental care for your cat enough, or would you require more frequent visits?
The next thing you should look at in a pet wellness plan is a cost that is worth the benefits. Calculate the cost benefit of the plan. How much will you save? Then, look at the monthly or yearly cost. Don’t forget to multiply that by the number of animals you own. The cost needs to be worth the upfront expense.
Finally, when you choose a pet wellness plan, make sure you can use it with the care providers that you know and trust. No deal is worth it if you are forced to use a vet or groomer that your pet doesn’t like or that requires you to drive all the way across town. You will find that the benefits are still not worth it.
As you can see, there are many things you need to look at before you sign up for a pet wellness plan. If you would like more information about preventative care and the best way to save money on these services, reach out to us at Dr. Nina’s Animal Hospital by phone at (941) 366-1222 or by requesting an appointment. We look forward to working with you—and your pet!
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