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Six Benefits of Cat & Dog Wellness Plans

Are you wondering why an increasing number of pet parents are enrolling in wellness plans? Today, our Knightdale veterinarians discuss some of the advantages of wellness plans for your beloved canine or feline companion.

Thinking about our pet's well-being can be difficult, but it's important to be prepared for any potential injuries or illnesses, just like we do for ourselves. Ensure that your pet has easy access to routine and emergency care by considering a veterinary wellness plan, in addition to pet insurance.

Benefits Of Pet Wellness Plans

As a pet owner, you understand how important it is to ensure that your cat or dog lives a happy, healthy life. There are several ways to accomplish this, including providing affection, play, and exercise, a healthy diet... and routine preventive vet care. Wellness Plans allow your vet team to monitor your pet's health and well-being, which can help them live longer and happier lives.

Preventive Care

Prevention is typically the most effective approach when it comes to maintaining good health. Preventing our animal friends from developing preventable illnesses or conditions in the first place can save us money. By taking your cat or dog in for regular veterinary checkups, any potential problems can be identified early. Better treatment or management outcomes are achieved through early detection.

Support Good Pet Care

Having convenient access to pet health care services increases the likelihood of using them. Regular visits to the vet contribute to the overall well-being of your furry friend, making it more convenient for you to take care of them on a daily basis!


Wellness Plans make it easier to budget and reduce the stress of taking your pet to the vet for routine or emergency care. Peace of mind is easily achieved with pet insurance and wellness plans. They take care of the majority of care services that your beloved cat or dog may need, saving you from unexpected out-of-pocket expenses for treatment.


Save money by signing up for Wellness Plans! Several veterinary offices provide discounts on routine services, although the services included or excluded may vary. Reach out to your veterinarian immediately to inquire about their wellness plans and the extent of their coverage.

Be Prepared For Emergencies

Being prepared is crucial for pet owners who fear the possibility of their pet getting injured or falling ill. Wellness plans often provide a predetermined number of veterinary examinations, which prove invaluable in times of emergency when you need to seek immediate care for your beloved dog or cat.


Different needs exist for pets. Small to regular-sized dogs have different needs compared to large or giant breed dogs, while cats have different needs compared to dogs. Our wide range of plans is designed to cater to the unique needs of your beloved pets.

Wellness Plans For Dogs

For your canine companion, wellness plans often include:

  • Routine wellness exams
  • Core vaccinations
  • Bloodwork
  • Annual heartworm & tick disease testing
  • Bi-annual intestinal parasite screenings
  • Bi-annual wellness exam with bordetella
  • 12-month supply of flea, tick, and heartworm prevention
Wellness Plans For Cats

Your feline friend's wellness plan will usually include:

  • Routine wellness exams
  • Annual core vaccination
  • Bi-annual intestinal parasite screenings
  • 12-month supply of flea & tick prevention

Remember that pet insurance and wellness plans are not the same things! Wellness plans are primarily concerned with routine preventive care services, whereas pet insurance is concerned with emergency care and ongoing health conditions.

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.

If you want to know more about wellness plans and how they can support your cat or dog's good health, get in touch with Knightdale vets today! Our team is ready to provide your pet with quality care for their health and wellbeing. 

New Patients Are Welcome

Smithfield Road Veterinary Hospital, PLLC is currently accepting new patients! Our experienced and kind vets are passionate about the health of Knightdale pets. Contact us today to book your furry friend's first appointment.

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