Are you wondering why more and more pet parents are signing up for wellness plans? Today, our Stroudsburg vets share some of the benefits of wellness plans for your beloved canine companion or feline friend.

Nobody wants to think about their pet getting hurt or sick, but just like with our health, it's always best to be as prepared as possible. In addition to pet insurance, a veterinary wellness plan can help ensure that your pet has easy access to routine and emergency care.

Benefits Of Wellness Plans

As a pet owner, you know it's a big responsibility to make sure your cat or dog lives a happy, healthy life. There are several ways to do this: providing affection, play, exercise, a good diet... and routine preventive vet care. Wellness Plans offer a chance for your vet team to monitor the health and well-being of your pet, and that can help them live longer and happier.

Preventive Care

When it comes to health, prevention is almost always the best 'treatment.' It can be less expensive to prevent our animal friends from developing preventable illnesses or conditions in the first place, and by taking your cat or dog in for regular veterinary checkups, any potential problems can be identified early. Early detection leads to better treatment or management outcomes.

Support Good Pet Care

You're more likely to use something if you have easy access to it, and this includes your pet's health care services. More veterinary visits can result in a healthier dog or cat at home, making your job of providing daily ongoing care easier!


Wellness Plans can help you budget more easily, making it less stressful to take your pet to the vet for routine or emergency care. Pet insurance and wellness plans can provide peace of mind because they cover the majority of the care services that your devoted cat or dog may require, rather than having to pay for treatment unexpectedly out of pocket.


Signing up for Wellness Plans can save you money! Many veterinary offices offer discounts on routine services, though each will include or exclude different services. Contact your veterinarian right away to learn more about their wellness plans and what they cover.

Be Prepared For Emergencies

Pet owners dread the thought of their pets becoming injured or ill, but it's critical to be prepared. Many wellness plans include a set number of veterinary examinations as part of the package, which can be very useful when it comes to obtaining emergency care for your dog or cat.

Unique Plans For Unique Pets

Every pet is special and has unique needs. While there are obvious differences in plans for cats vs. dogs, there are also differences between different sizes of dogs! A giant breed dog has different health and wellness needs from a small dog breed. Speak with your veterinarian for help selecting the best plan for you and your pet!

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.

Curious about pet wellness plans? Contact our Stroudsburg vets today with any questions you might have!