NOT WORTH IT!! YOU DON'T SAVE $, GO TO A REAL VET!

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I have two dogs, I put them on the Active Wellness Plan for the simple fact that it includes a teeth cleaning and I could make payments, instead of paying a regular vet up-front and out-of-pocket for a dental prophylaxis. It wasn't worth it. One of my dogs was turned away during pre-anesthetic bloodwork, which was supposed to be included in the plan, but Banfield claims if they don't clean the dogs teeth, you have to pay for the bloodwork out of pocket ($160). I was told that pre-anesthetic bloodwork is a packaged deal and they won't cover one without the other, even though I'm paying nearly $100/month for a plan in which it's supposed to be included! Every time I bring either one of my dogs in for an office visit I'm always being charged for something ridiculous or extra that's not included in my plan. My dogs are only 3 years old! I take good care of them; this is inflation of the for-profit kind! BE CAREFUL: YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THINGS THAT AREN'T COVERED IN YOUR PLAN IF YOU DO NOT MAKE A POINT OF ASKING THE VET IF IT IS A SERVICE COVERED IN YOUR PLAN!!!! What's the point of having a plan? I could save more money by not having a plan and just taking my dogs in to see a vet only when they need to see a vet. Banfield sells to unsuspecting people under the guise of "preventative" wellness, but think about it--it's not pet insurance, hardly anything is covered except vaccines and apparently I'm only allowed ONE complete bloodwork, per year for each pet and once it's done, guess what happens? That's right... if you need bloodwork of any kind, even to test for one thing, you have to pay for it out-of-pocket! Charges:$36/month per pet for a minimum of 12 months+a $50 activation fee per pet. My first visit was $200 out-of-pocket! I just want to caution people that it's cheaper in the long run to just use a regular vets office and set-up a payment plan with them. It's cheaper and you'll get better quality service (of my two dogs who got their teeth cleaned, the vet didn't apparently clean ALL of her teeth as I found a couple of tartar specs when I got her home). I'm now stuck in a contract until the 12 months are up (because if I cancel they'll charge me for everything or the total amount of an annual plan for each pet), I have buyer's remorse and should've listened to my instincts to run far away, but I didn't. My need to get my dog's teeth clean led me to make the worst choice possible. Don't be like me, don't get stuck in one of the

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Injury/illness
Teeth
Claim Amount
Over $1000
Breed

Shih Tzu

Age of Pet
1 - 8

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