Although Banfield does not offer pet insurance, they do offer excellent pet wellness plans that cover routine care expenses for dogs and cats of all ages.
Someone stepped on my little dog's foot and injured it enough to make it bleed and make it impossible for her to walk on it. She was in extreme distress. I called Banfield, to whom we have paid approximately $400 a year over many years for the 'optimum wellness plan' services, at 5:00 pm. They told me they were too busy to see her before closing at 7:00 and that I should take her to the pet emergency clinic in my area. I insisted that they see her, and took her there. After a cursory examination of her paw, she was sent home with ** and another appointment 4 days later, as they couldn't fit her in before that. She spent the next 4 days in extreme pain, still unable to walk on her paw, and then we returned. Because they had scheduled the appointment for late in the day, they didn't wish to perform any X-rays at that time so gave her more pain meds and made another appointment for her the next day.
I have been taking my dog to Banfield Pet Hospital for the last 11 years. I pay $37.00 per month for the wellness plan. Wednesday my dog went in for a wellness check with these concerns. She has not been eating well and has been losing weight. She also had an occasional cough. They did a blood test, gave her 3 different booster shots. They said that she had an enlarged heart and that was the cause of her problems. They offered more tests for around $400.00, which we declined after looking up enlarged heart on the internet. By Wednesday night she could not stand, walk, or barely respond. Breathing heavy and acting as though she was in pain. A call from Banfield on Thursday all this was conveyed to them. They said call if it does not get better.
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Keep in mind that a wellness plan like Banfield's only includes treatment within the company's clinics. If your pet develops cancer or has an accident requiring treatment outside of a Banfield hospital, those costs won't be included in your plan.Unlike insurance policies for dogs, Banfield pet plans cost one low, monthly fee. You won’t have to pay a deductible before you get reimbursed for any covered service. And, your reimbursements will be outlined in your wellness plan, so you won’t have to wonder how much you’ll have to pay out of pocket for a medical service.Banfield Pet Hospital, which partnered with in 1994 to bring its vet services to PetSmart stores, provides Optimum Wellness plans for puppies and adult dogs. Its wellness plans focus on providing lower-cost preventative care services for your dogs.Instead, look for an affordable dog insurance from a company like Healthy Paws, Pets Best, or Pet Plan. Then, add a Banfield Optimum Wellness plan for the best, all-around protection for your dog.