Cat and dog wellness plans and pet insurance are two different options for helping make your pet’s healthcare more affordable. Here's a little from our Corpus Christi vets on the benefits and differences of each of these options.
Protecting Your Pet's Future
Both wellness plans and pet insurance policies have advantages, but they are not the same. It's crucial to know which services your pet is and isn't covered for when it comes to veterinary care. You won't be left out of pocket after your pet's appointment or when planning the payment for your pet's treatment if you know what to expect before you go to the vet.
What is a wellness plan?
When it comes to routine veterinary care, wellness plans can help you cover the cost and, unlike pet insurance, you only pay for the treatments and services you use.
By paying a small monthly fee, wellness plans allow you to take a more proactive approach to veterinary care. These plans assist your veterinarian in detecting early signs of any conditions or diseases that your pet may be suffering from before they become more serious and treatment becomes more costly.
What does a wellness plan cover?
Routine vet care such as microchipping, vaccinations, and dental care are generally covered by wellness plans. These plans help you to improve and maintain the standard of your pet's overall health, throughout their lifetime, by spreading out the cost of non-emergency vet visits.
What is pet insurance?
Pet insurance steps in to help cover non-routine veterinary bills if your pet requires emergency veterinary care.
The cost of treating a disease like cancer or diabetes, as well as emergency treatment, can quickly add up. Pet insurance provides financial assistance to help you pay for the treatment of many conditions and accidents that are covered by your pet insurance policy.
What does pet insurance cover?
In most cases, pet insurance will cover emergency treatment for accidents or illness treatment. Treatment for hereditary and congenital conditions, orthopedic conditions, and prescription medications that your pet requires may be covered by pet insurance.
How do I choose which option to buy?
Some pet owners purchase both wellness plans and pet insurance to ensure that their pets are fully protected, while others choose only one of these options. It's critical to comprehend how wellness plans and pet insurance can benefit you and your pet so you can choose the best plan or plans for you.
For help deciding what is right for your pet, based on their particular needs and concerns, talk to your vet.