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6 Benefits To Pet Wellness Plans

Are you wondering what a wellness plan is, and what's in it for you and your pet? Here, our vets in Novato share some benefits of wellness plans for your furry friend. 

No one likes to think of their beloved feline or canine companion becoming sick or injured. However, just as with our own health, it's best to prepare for the unexpected. That's why many people pair veterinary Wellness Plans and health insurance - to ensure their pet has easy access to routine and urgent care when they need it most. 

Benefits Of Wellness Plans

As a pet owner, you understand the considerable responsibility of ensuring your dog or cat lives a healthy, happy and fulfilled life. There are several ways you can accomplish this: provide, play, exercise and affection. ensure your furry companion is fed a high-quality diet, and arrange routine preventive veterinary care. 

Wellness Plans can help you give your pet the continual healthcare they need and ensure their health is regularly assessed and monitored. This can help preserve their health and well-being long-term. 

Preventive Care

The best treatment plan when it comes to health is almost always preventive care, as it's often more affordable to ensure our four-legged companions don't develop preventable conditions or diseases in the first place. By bringing your cat in for their regular veterinary checkups, you and your vet can work together to catch any potential health issues early. This early detection leads to more treatment options and disease management methods, and may even lead to a better outcome for your pet's health. 

Support Good Pet Care

You're more likely to use pet healthcare services if you have easy access to them. Bringing your pet in to the vet for more regular checkups can help your kitty or pooch stay healthier between visits. This makes your job of providing for daily ongoing care much easier. 


Because Wellness Plans can help you easily manage your budget, these along with pet insurance often provide pet parents a source of security. A plan will cover most of the care services your cat or dog will need, as opposed to you having to pay for treatment unexpectedly out of pocket. 


Signing up for Wellness Plans can help you to save money! Many offer discounts on routine services, although each veterinary office will include or exclude different services. Contact your veterinarian today to find out about their wellness plans and what they do or don't cover. 

Be Prepared For Emergencies

Pet owners dread the thought of their pets being injured or becoming ill, but it's important to be ready. A lot of wellness plans include a set number of veterinary examinations as part of the package, which can be very helpful when it comes to getting urgent care for your dog or cat. 

Unique Plans For Unique Pets

Every pet is special and has unique needs. While there are obvious differences in plans for cats vs. dogs, there are also differences between different sizes of dogs! A giant breed dog has different health and wellness needs from a small dog breed. Speak with your veterinarian for help selecting the best plan for you and your pet!

Wellness Plans For Dogs 

For your canine companion, wellness plans often include:

  • Routine wellness exams
  • Core vaccinations
  • Bloodwork
  • Annual heartworm & tick disease testing
  • Bi-annual intestinal parasite screenings
  • Bi-annual wellness exam with bordetella
  • 12-month supply of flea, tick, and heartworm prevention
Wellness Plans For Cats

Your feline friend's wellness plan will usually include:

  • Routine wellness exams
  • Annual core vaccination
  • Bi-annual intestinal parasite screenings
  • 12-month supply of flea & tick prevention

Remember: pet insurance and wellness plans are different things! Wellness plans focus mostly on routine preventive care services; pet insurance is geared towards emergency care and ongoing health conditions. 

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.

If you want to know more about wellness plans and how they can support your cat or dog's good health, get in touch with Novato vets today! Our team is ready to provide your pet with quality care for its health and well-being. 

New Patients Welcome

Bel Marin Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Novato companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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