Signing up for a wellness plan for your cat might seem strange if they're healthy, but preventive care is important to their wellbeing. Today, our New Hope vets tell us why you should consider a wellness plan for your cat.
In addition to pet insurance, many pet parents might be wondering if it's wise to invest in a wellness plan for their feline friend. Here are a few tips on the use of wellness plans for cats:
Convenience & Budgeting
Because Wellness Plans are 'bundles' of vet services, that means less financial pressure when taking your pet in for their vet-recommended preventive care services. This payment option enables more pet parents to afford comprehensive vet care and avoid potentially expensive treatment costs from preventable conditions going undiagnosed.
No matter how old or young your cat is, they should attend annual examinations. These exams let your vets check that your cat is healthy and allows them to identify and begin treatment on addressing any serious health concerns before they become a big problem.
Due to worries about cost, unfortunately, many cat owners don't take their cats in for regular checkups. However, without catching potentially dangerous conditions before they arise, pet parents may end up paying significantly more for urgent testing and treatment.
Fortunately, Wellness Plans cover some of the cost of wellness exams and diagnostic testing, so your wallet won't get walloped.
Customization & Flexibility
At New Hope, our Wellness Plans cover canine companions and feline friends of all sizes, shapes, and ages. As your vet team gets to know your unique pet, they will be able to recommend wellness plans to keep them happy and healthy - and potentially spare your wallet in the long run.
Animals with special needs like older cats, kittens, and pets with chronic medical issues benefit from routine vet care. Routine checkups include early detection screenings, important preventive vaccinations, and physical examinations.
Between 50% and 90% of adult cats have some form of periodontal disease, due at least in part to inadequate dental care. Wellness plans can help with the costs of regular dental care for your furry friend, which saves a lot of pain and discomfort for your cat and a lot of stress and expense for you! These wellness service packages cover the cost of cleaning and also help with the cost of anesthesia, extractions, and painkillers before and after surgery.
No one likes parasites, least of all your animal companion! Wellness plans can help to ease the cost of comprehensive parasite protection and reduce the likelihood of severe or even fatal consequences. Even tiny fleas can spread potentially severe illnesses like cat scratch fever.
Vaccines and booster shots are an important part of your cat's ongoing wellness care. With a host of preventable ailments like rabies, Lyme disease, and bordetella, your cat's wellness plan can help protect your pet.
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.