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Wellness Plans for Cats: A Guide to Preventive Veterinary Care

Although cats may appear independent, it is important to remember that they require regular wellness checkups, just like humans do. These checkups are essential for ensuring your cat's health and well-being. Today, our Jackson vets will discuss why cat and kitten wellness plans are a great option for care.

What are Wellness Plans for Cats?

Wellness plans are a way for your vet to offer you cost savings on a selection of routine services that help keep your cat healthy throughout the year. These plans are typically renewed annually (unless canceled) so that coverage continues seamlessly from one year to the next without interruption. 

Plans can vary greatly between hospitals, so it's important to take a close look at what services your vet's Pet Wellness Plans include. 

What is the difference between Wellness Plans & Pet Insurance?

Pet insurance can also help you to pay for your cat's veterinary care, but it's important to note that pet insurance and Wellness Plans are very different.

As described above, Cat Wellness Plans are designed to make annual preventive care more affordable for cat parents. However, Cat Wellness Plans are not designed to cover the cost of veterinary care related to accidents or serious illness. That's where pet insurance comes in.

Pet insurance helps to cover the cost of emergency veterinary care and treatment for long-term illnesses, such as cancer or diabetes. Pet insurance gives pet owners financial help to pay for treatments for conditions and accidents that are covered by their specific policy. 

What is included in a cat wellness plan?

Wellness plans for cats typically offer the following services:

Routine Exams

Regular veterinary exams are crucial for maintaining your cat's health. These exams involve a thorough assessment of your cat's overall well-being, including their ears, eyes, coat, mouth, muscle mass, heart, and abdomen for any potential issues. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

Wellness plans simplify the process of safeguarding your cat against preventable illnesses like FeLV, rabies, and panleukopenia through vaccinations. It is recommended that most kittens receive these vaccines, while decisions on booster shots for adult cats should be made based on their individual health and lifestyle factors.

Wellness plans also include coverage for preventive medications against heartworms, fleas, ticks, and intestinal parasites. These medications help protect pets from common pests and the diseases those pests can spread.

Fecal Exams

Fecal exams are important for cats because they can help detect internal parasites, such as worms or protozoa, that may not be visible otherwise. These parasites can cause health issues for the cat and may also be transmitted to other pets or humans in the household.

Discounts on Additional Products & Services

When you sign-up for a Wellness Plan at Northside Animal Clinic, you can also enjoy a 10% discount on additional products and services available at our Jackson clinic.

How much do Wellness Plans cost?

The cost of wellness plans for cats can vary depending on the level of coverage and specific services included. It is recommended to contact your local veterinary clinic for more detailed pricing information. 

For pricing related to Northside Animal Clinic's plans, and the services offered, feel free to visit our Wellness Plans for cats page.

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.

Convinced that your cat could benefit from a Wellness Plan? Contact our Jackson vets to sign up for one and to book your first appointment today.

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