Are you debating whether or not pet insurance for your cat is necessary? Or if you will use a dog wellness plan? These are conundrums pet owners find themselves in. So let us help. This blog goes over the different perks pet wellness plans can offer cats and dogs.
What do pet wellness plans cover?
Many pet parents know that pet insurance can help cover emergency vet costs when a pet becomes suddenly ill or injured. Yet many pet parents are sleeping on all of the benefits that a routine care pet insurance plan, such as a Wagmo wellness plan, can cover.
Pet wellness plans are made for pet owners to use often. These plans help cover routine care that most pet owners pay out-of-pocket for. Wagmo pet insurance helps your pet with major vet expenses such as surgeries, prescription medication, diagnostic imaging, cancer treatment, etc.
A Wagmo pet wellness plan, however, covers day-to-day health care, for example:
- Routine Exams - Up to two exams annually
- Vaccinations - Up to four exams annually
- Blood Work - One exam annually
- Fecal Tests - One exam annually
- Urinalysis - One exam annually
- Flea / Tick / Heartworm Care - Up to $200
- Grooming - Up to $200
- Dental - Up to $100
With a Wagmo pet wellness plan, you can save hundreds of dollars annually while ensuring your animal is as healthy as possible. Other than this, why is it necessary? Let’s dive into why pet wellness plans benefit your fur babies.
Wagmo wellness protection for cats
Your cat will be able to take advantage of all a Wagmo pet wellness plan has to offer. However, some benefits are specifically for cats and their routine care. Many indoor cat parents don’t realize that their cats are still at risk for different illnesses and issues. The great news is that both Wagmo cat wellness plans and pet insurance can help.
Vaccines are a vital part of routine cat care and protects indoor and outdoor cats from different parasites, such as worms. Intestinal worms are prevalent in cats, including tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and many others. If left untreated, these worms can be passed on to humans.
Vaccines are also vital to help your cat avoid:
- Feline Immunodeficiency Disease (FIV);
- Feline Distemper;
- Feline Herpesvirus;
- Feline Leukemia;
- And more.
Urinalysis can help diagnose a cat with Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseases (FLUTD). This is quite common and affects 3% of cats. If you notice anything off with your cat’s litter box behavior, the veterinarian can conduct a urinalysis exam that would be covered under Wagmo’s pet wellness plans.
Regular blood work also helps veterinarians catch an illness or condition in cats before your cat shows signs of illness. Often, if your vet is curious to learn more about your cat and diagnose a potential health issue, they will almost always want to do some blood work. Blood work can be a very beneficial part of routine cat care.
Grooming is not just for the dogs! Many cats attend regular grooming appointments to clean and manage their long fur coats, shave and manage hair for summer, and trim their nails. Trimming your cat’s nails at home can quickly become a blood bath. That’s why some opt to leave it to the professional groomers.
Wagmo wellness protection for dogs
Dogs almost definitely will need a Wagmo pet health insurance plan if they become ill or injured —especially if they join you on hikes and outdoor adventures. But what exactly are the additional perks of adding a pet wellness plan to your dog's health care?
Vaccinations and vaccine boosters are recommended annually for our dogs. This means you pay out-of-pocket to keep your dog healthy every year. But with pet wellness plans, you can get coverage for up to four vaccinations annually. This will cover vaccinations for rabies, canine periodontitis, distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus (DHLPPC), and more.
Dental coverage is one of the most beneficial parts of a dog wellness plan. Many issues with a dog’s teeth and gums can lead to other, potentially fatal, health issues. Dog dental disease affects 80% of adult dogs and 96% of senior dogs. So the chances of your dog developing dog dental disease without routine care is high.
Dog grooming is another major perk of signing up for a pet wellness plan. Almost every dog breed out there can benefit from routine grooming. This includes giving them a good, bubbly bath and this long list of benefits:
- Detangling hair and reducing the risk of matting;
- Brushing the dog to get rid of harmful oils and dead skin;
- Nail trimming to reduce the risk of nail tears and cracks;
- Groomers’ handling/massage allows them to notice bumps and any skin irritation;
- Teeth brushing and ear cleaning are also highly beneficial.
Get a quote for a Wagmo pet wellness plan today
Well-rounded cat and dog health care should include pet insurance for illness and injury and coverage for routine care. This is why Wagmo proudly offers both Wagmo Pet Wellness Plans and Wagmo Pet Insurance. Pet owners can mix, match, and create their perfect plan in just a few simple steps.Take advantage of Wagmo’s affordable prices and save on routine care for cats and dogs. Get your free quote today and design your perfect pet health care plan.