1.  Twice-a-year Wellness Exams

Pets age seven times faster on average than people do.  Most pets are adults by age two, middle-aged by age four, and by age seven, many dogs, particularly larger breeds, are seniors.  Because pets age so rapidly, health problems can occur in a short amount of time.

 Twice-a-year wellness exams provide two key benefits.  First, they allow your veterinarian to diagnose, treat and prevent health problems before they become serious.  Second, wellness exams are a great opportunity for you to ask your veterinary team about pet behavior, nutrition, flea and tick control, and other issues on a regular basis.

 Twice-a-year wellness exams can and do save lives.  Be sure to schedule your pet’s six-month exam today!

 2.  Disease Prevention

 Being a pet is risky business.  That’s why your veterinary or veterinary technician may conduct a risk assessment to determine your pet’s exposure to various diseases.  A “Wellness Checklist” may include questions about your pet’s lifestyle, behavior and health history:

 How often does your pet go outdoors?

  • Are they any other pets in the household?
  • What kind of wildlife is in your area?
  • Do you travel with your pet?

 Your veterinarian will use your answers to develop an individualized wellness and vaccination plan to help protect your pet from possible disease threats—whether they’re from a tick, a raccoon, or even another dog or cat.

 3.  Pet Insurance

 When your pet’s wellness exams, vaccinations and other preventive care costs are covered by pet health insurance, both you and your pet benefit.

 A recent study shows insured pets have 40 percent more scheduled veterinary visits than pets without insurance.

  • Your pet will most likely receive vaccinations, flea and tick control, heartworm prevention and other important routine care more often.
  • You’ll have great peace of mind knowing you’re providing life-saving, life-enhancing care from a veterinarian on regular basis.

 Of course, even well-cared-for-pets can experience a sudden illness or injury.  Pet health insurance is also available for unexpected medial expenses like ear infections, poisonings, foreign object removal and even cancer.  Scary situations like these are easier to handle when you know the treatment and follow-up care that’s best for your pet is covered by insurance.