Are you on the fence about the cost of pet wellness plans? Do they actually make pet care easier to manage? In this post, our Westfield vets share some of the benefits of cat wellness plans and what types of services are usually included.
Cat Wellness Plans: What Are They?
If your adult cat is in the prime of your life, it can be hard to believe that they may one day get sick or sustain an injury - in fact, you likely dread the thought of it.
However, when it comes to our kitten or cat's health, it's always best to be prepared for the unexpected.
Wellness plans focus primarily on routine preventive care services. You might consider pairing a cat wellness plan with pet insurance to help make sure your pet's routine care needs are taken care of.
What Are Some of the Benefits of Cat Health Plans?
As a cat parent, you want your feline friend to live a long, healthy and happy life. Along with ensuring your kitty gets lots of play, exercise and one-on-one time with you, working with your vet to build a routine preventive care plan that fits your cat's needs should be high on your to-do list.
Also referred to as a cat health plan, a cat wellness plan offers your Westfield veterinary team an opportunity to monitor your pet's general health and well-being and detect illnesses earlier, which can help prolong your pet's life - and increase their quality of life. We'll cover some specific benefits of cat healthcare plans below.
Consistent Veterinary Care For Your Cat
Having a good relationship with your vet and a comprehensive preventive veterinary care plan may increase your likelihood of using these things regularly and to your advantage.
Bringing your cat in for regularly scheduled wellness exams can mean you have more time to spend with your kitty - not to mention, it can make it easier to care for them day to day.
Ongoing Preventive Veterinary Care
Just like for people, prevention is also usually the best form of "treatment" when it comes to our cats' health. Investing in a cat wellness plan can help ensure your cat doesn't develop preventable health conditions or illnesses in the first place.
Many pet parents put off taking their cats to the vet for regular checkups if they seem healthy, since fees for exams, blood and fecal tasks can add up. But this is a common mistake; without regular exams, an illness may not get caught until later, when symptoms have progressed and may cost more to treat.
By taking your healthy adult cat in for their regular physical checkups, annual core vaccinations and more, you can help your vet catch any potential health issues early - or even prevent them in the first place.
Vaccinations and subsequent boosters can help protect your furry friend from a variety of conditions and diseases caused by parasites, including heartworm disease and anemia.
This early detection can lead to better prognoses for treatment and make it easier for you and your vet to manage any conditions your cat does encounter.
Our wellness plans for cats also include an annual fecal exam, heartworm test, a 12-month supply of parasite prevention and one wellness exam in addition to your cat's annual checkup.
Discounts With Cat Wellness Plans
Grooming is another important element of pet health care (plus, it can help keep your cat looking and feeling great). When you sign up for a cat or kitten wellness plan at our hospital, you'll also get 10% off products and certain services (some exclusions apply).
Easy to Budget With Equal Monthly Payments
As much as we love our feline friends, one of the most stressful aspects of pet ownership for many people is balancing the budget at the end of every month.
After all, you've got many short and long-term expenses to think about - including food, health care, toys, any medications your kitty may need, perhaps an unexpected veterinary emergency or urgent care needs and more. It can all start to add up quickly.
That's where kitten and cat health care plans can help. With a cat wellness plan from Westfield Animal Hospital, you'll know what your costs for recommended preventive care will be each month, since you'll pay a convenient, predictable monthly subscription fee and enjoy special savings.
This makes more sense than having to pay for treatment your pet will need anyway, each time you head to the vet. This way, you won't have to worry about being surprised when it comes time to pay your next vet bill. Plus, those discounts mentioned above do make a difference to your wallet.
Wellness Plans For Cats For a Complete Health Care Plan
Your cat is unique in every way - and will have unique health needs no matter which stage of development they are at. As your adult cat develops and enters their senior years, their requirements, ongoing conditions and health status may change. They'll need a wellness plan and a veterinary team that can keep up.
At Westfield Animal Hospital, we are always happy to discuss any symptoms your pet may be experiencing and their current health status. Our vets can also address questions and concerns you might have about your pet's health.
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.