A Money Saver for Preventative Care

Out of 10

I have used Wellness Plans for four cats of variable ages across six years. The Wellness Plans are preventative care plans. They are NOT insurance plans and are not intended to cover the costs of emergency care, although a discount will apply. Read the fine print. Financially, I have found that the monthly fee is reasonable and makes me a better pet owner. My pets receive regular check-ups, are up to date on all their vaccines, are neutered, and have regular dental cleanings at a price that is significantly lower than the walk-in rate. I have no excuse not to bring them in- I already paid for it. It is my opinion that if you can't afford to support your pet's good health, you should seriously consider whether you can afford to have a pet. That being said, Banfield is primarily a preventative care clinic that usually lacks the experienced staff needed to address serious health concerns that are out of the ordinary. Their vets are also prone to marketing, whether they are aware of it or not. I spent years feeding a cat with chronic urinary infections the Royal Canin specialty food per their recommendations. Based on my readings since, a well-formulated canned food and increased water intake would have achieved similar results at a fraction of the price. EMERGENCY CARE AND BANFIELD: Sadly I have needed emergency/urgent care for my animals on several occasions during the past six years. From experience I would say, do not go to Banfield in emergency situations un

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Renal (kidney)

Claim Amount
$100 - $500

American Shorthair

Age of Pet
Over 8 years

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