Petsmart Pet Insurance
Purchasing pet insurance is one of the most important steps a pet owner can take to protect the life and well being of their favorite animal. Petsmart pet insurance isn’t insurance, per say, but rather Petsmart has wellness plans for both dogs and cats. These plans are known as the Banfield Optimum Wellness Plans, and they help ensure that pet owners have access to the care they need for their pets at a price they can afford. As this form of Petsmart pet insurance is in conjunction with Banfield, you’ll find that through the wellness plans, pet owners have access to Banfield veterinarians as well as Banfield hospitals.
There are four Petsmart pet insurance plans available through Banfield and these are optimum wellness plans for puppies, kittens, dogs and cats. Each plan has been developed to meet the animal’s needs according to the developmental stage of the animal. All of the Petsmart pet insurance plans include vaccinations through the Banfield veterinarian. With the wellness plan, pet owners will get a 50% or more savings on services as well as free, unlimited office visits. There are also discounts for those who have multiple pets and the option of making monthly payments to ensure that they can easily make their payments. In addition, the Banfield Optimum Wellness Plans are open on nights and weekends to ensure that you can take your pet in for visits at your convenience.
The Petsmart pet insurance or Optimum Wellness Plan for puppies includes a variety of services including an otoscopic exam, ophthalmic exam, rectal exam, dental exam, neurological evaluation, cardiovascular evaluation, weight and nutrition counseling, skin and coat evaluation, abdominal palpation, urogential evaluation, pulmonary/lung evaluation, ocular/tonometry pressure, vaccinations, tests for heartworms, lyme disease and ehrlichia, fecal tests for three intestinal parasites, ear swabs and microscopic exams (this is only for the first year), four roundworm and hookworm dewormings, free office calls during regular hours, free interstate health certificates, discounts on most flea and tick preventive products, heartworm control products and other services as well as prescriptions. You can choose between the primary early care and the basic care plan. The basic care plan for puppies will include spay or neutering services. Banfield recommends that puppies are spayed or neutered before they are six months old.
Like the Optimum Wellness Plan for puppies the Pestmart pet insurance offers a similar wellness plan for kittens. You can choose from the basic early care or the basic plus early care. Both plans include the following exams for kittens, otoscopic exam, ophthalmic exam, rectal exam, dental exam, neurologic exam, cardiovascular evaluation, weight/nutritional counseling, coat and skin evaluation, abdominal palpation, urogenital evaluation, musculoskeletal evaluation and pulmonary/lung evaluation. Other tests include the Leukemia, FIV, test for three intestinal parasites, ear swabs and microscopic exams (first year only), four roundworm and hookworm dewormings, free office calls during regular hours, free interstate health certificates, and discounts of most flea and heartworm preventive products, and discounts on services and prescriptions.
Though the Optimum Wellness Plans are not insurance, Banfield believes that with all of their choices, their program is better.
Banfield has more than 750 pet hospitals nationwide with a pet service locator available from the official website. Banfield focuses on preventive care by providing services from a young pet’s life in hopes of warding off future problems as they get the care needed while young to remain in good health.
Spaying and neutering is an important part of pet care and it is recommended that kittens and puppies are spayed or neutered before they turn six months old. Pet owners find that after their pet has been spayed or neutered, completely vaccinated and regularly treated for parasites, their pet typically lives a healthier, happier and longer life and many negative behaviors are either eliminated or decreased. Petsmart pet insurance Banfield Wellness Plans provide pet owners with the assurance of knowing their animal has access to the best care.