Get reimbursed for routine pet care you’re already paying for by starting a dog wellness plan. Wagmo is here to offer you peace of mind.

Whether you got your first puppy or you have a senior dog who needs some extra help, signing up for a dog wellness plan or pet insurance plan can be beneficial. These plans provide preventative pet health coverage and emergency coverage to pet parents. Many dog owners ask, are pet wellness plans worth it? The answer is a definite yes. From a financial perspective, a dog wellness plan allows you to do what you do best—provide your pet with high-quality care.

Dog wellness plans: Why it’s never too soon for wellness

Pet wellness plans, or preventative plans, help pet parents cover the cost of routine pet care. Regular pet health care involves things you would be paying for anyway to keep your pet healthy, but with a dog wellness plan, it’s no longer out of pocket.

Our Wagmo Wellness Plan is made for every pet and every pet owner. Starting at $20 per month, it’s the perfect way to keep your pet as healthy as possible and offers you peace of mind.

Is your dog young and healthy? This doesn’t mean Wellness can’t offer great benefits right away! Here are some potential costs pet owners of puppies (and kittens!) can encounter in their first couple years of life.

Vaccination coverage

A Wagmo dog wellness plan covers two vaccines per year. This is an instant benefit right after you sign up for one of our wellness plans. Pet insurance and wellness coverage begin immediately, so you don’t need to worry about your financial situation.  Puppies require various dog vaccinations at the beginning of life, and Wagmo is happy to help kick start your new pet’s journey without any financial worry. Here are the most common vaccinations needed for dogs.

Required (core) vaccinations:

  • DHPP. Distemper, adenovirus [hepatitis], parainfluenza, and parvovirus.
  • Rabies. Required by law every one to three years.
  • Other vaccines recommended by your veterinarian.

Optional vaccinations:

You can get the DHPP vaccine as early as six to eight weeks. Rabies from sixteen to eighteen weeks. Proof of rabies shot will be needed every one to three years, as required by law.

The average cost of core vaccines is between $75 - $100 per shot. Sometimes boosters and optional vaccines will be slightly more affordable. With a Wagmo Wellness Plan, you can get reimbursed for these vaccination costs within twenty-fourhours of submitting your receipt! This can be done via Venmo, PayPal, or bank transfer.

Routine health coverage

There are certain routine things every pet owner should consider to ensure their animal stays happy and healthy throughout their life. This includes grooming services that’ll keep them smelling and looking fresh.

Office visits like annual exams, office calls, technician appointments, and mobile/in-home exams can become common as our pets age or if you simply have questions for your vet. Pet owners without wellness coverage or insurance can sometimes avoid bringing their animals to the vet due to potential costs. With a dog wellness plan, you get one visit per year, so if something seems off with your pet, you can breathe easy about getting them checked out.

Routine blood work and fecal tests are also included and are great ways to avoid all types of common health conditions. If you’re able to catch something early, the odds of reversing a condition or curing it can increase significantly.

Options for additional coverage

A perk of a pet wellness plan is you can customize it to fit your animal’s needs.If you want some peace of mind for your sweet, gentle dog who loves its naps, then a value plan could be perfect for you. But if you have a hyper, super hairy dog who enjoys rolling in the dirt and putting everything in its mouth, you might opt for a classic or deluxe plan for additional coverage, such as:

  • Prescription medications: Flea, tick, and heartworm treatment.
  • Grooming: nail trims, gland expressions, and of course, the standard wash and cut.
  • Dental Care: professional teeth cleaning and associated expenses.

Our classic dog wellness plan includes everything but dental care coverage. It’s essential to consider what you need before purchasing a pet wellness plan for your pup.

Are pet wellness plans worth it?

Yes, they are. A pet wellness plan allows pet owners like you to get reimbursed for routine pet care services they would be paying for regularly. It’s a win for your wallet and your pet’s health.

Insurers that offer wellness plans allow your dog to get the benefit of a very low premium in exchange for coverage on annual checkups, basic exam fees, vaccinations, and heartworm prevention. On the other hand, if your dog’s prone to issues requiring hospitalization or surgery, then it's a good idea to start pricing online quotes for pet insurance services.

The Wagmo team is here to help you shape the perfect insurance and pet wellness plan for you and your budget. Not sure where to start? Take our pet wellness quiz to see which customized plan might suit you best.