Very happy with Banfield

10
Out of 10

Our 10-1/2 year old lab was diagnosed with a mast cell tumor. Our regular vet told us we needed to have it removed which would cost $1,000-$1,100. We took her to Banfield for a 2nd opinion, & the diagnosis was confirmed. Their estimate for surgery was the same, but also included x-rays (included with the plan) to see if the cancer had metastasized. That would have been an extra cost with our regular vet. We asked them to do the x-rays first & they did. The cancer had not spread & they removed the tumor the same day. They also cleaned her teeth while she was under anesthesia. Instead of paying the full amount up front, we signed up for the plan of $42 a month which would include the x-rays and dental cleaning, PLUS annual vaccinations, 2 comprehensive exams, diagnostic testing, 2 fecal exams, deworming if necessary, 1 more dental cleaning, 2 urinalyses, 2 more chest x-ray views, 2 electrocardiograms, free office calls, & 20% off their products including prescriptions during the next year. There are less expensive plans, but this one was the best for us. All we had to pay yesterday was $488 for the surgery plus the one-time fee of $40.95, and then we pay the premium of $42 a month for the next year. At the end of one year, we will have spent the same amount of money as we would paid in full yesterday if we didn't have the plan, PLUS we get the advantage of the vaccines which is a win-win situation for us. The ultimate win, of course, was that our girl didn't have lung ca

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Injury/illness

Cancer

Claim Amount
$500 - $1000
Breed

Labrador Retriever

Age of Pet
Over 8 years

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