Wellness plans for pets are increasing in popularity, but what exactly are they? Today, our Sacramento vets discuss pet wellness plans for your cats and dogs, and how they can be beneficial.

Benefits of Wellness Plans

When it comes to your pet's well-being, it's always best to be as prepared as possible. Your veterinary wellness plan can help make sure that your pet has easy access to routine and urgent veterinary care.

As a pet owner, it's a big responsibility to make sure your cat or dog lives a happy, healthy life. The core factors to help accomplish this include 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 which can help them live longer and happier.

Preventive Care

Prevention is the ideal 'treatment' when it comes to ongoing health and wellness for pets. It is likely more affordable to ensure that our furry companions don't develop preventable illnesses or conditions in the first place.

Also, be sure to bring your pet in for their regular veterinary checkups so any potential issues can be caught early. Early detection leads to better outcomes from treatment or management.

Provide Your Pet With Adequate Health Care

If you have easy access to something, you're more likely to use it regularly, including your pet's health care services. More veterinary checkups can mean a healthier cat or dog at home, making your job of providing their daily care that much easier.


Wellness plans can help you budget the cost of veterinary care, making it less stressful to head to the vet for your pet's routine or urgent care. Wellness plans can also be a source of security. Most of the services that your loving cat or dog could need will be covered by them, rather than having to pay for treatment unexpectedly out of pocket.


Signing up for Wellness Plans can help you to save money! Many plans offer discounts on routine services, although each veterinary office will include or exclude different services. Contact your veterinarian to find out about their wellness plans and what they do or don't cover.

Be Prepared for Emergencies

Pet owners dread the thought of their pets being injured or becoming ill, but it's important to be ready. A lot of wellness plans include a set number of veterinary examinations as part of the package, which can be very helpful when it comes to getting urgent care for your dog or cat.

Unique Plans for Unique Pets

Every pet is special and has different needs. While there are obvious differences in plans for cats compared to 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. Talk to your veterinarian for help selecting the best plan for you and your pet!

Dog Wellness Plans

For your canine companion, wellness plans frequently include:

  • Routine wellness exams
  • Core vaccinations
  • Bloodwork
  • Annual heartworm & tick disease testing
  • 6-month intestinal parasite screenings
  • 6-month wellness exam with Bordetella
  • 12-month supply of flea, tick, and heartworm prevention
Cat Wellness Plans

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

It's important to remember that pet insurance and wellness plans are different things! Wellness plans focus mostly on routine preventive care services, while emergency care and ongoing health conditions are covered by many pet insurance plans.

Wellness Plans for Puppies & Kittens

At Veterinary Medical Center, we offer wellness plans for kittens and puppies throughout their critical first year of life. These plans offer regular checkups as well as core vaccinations and parasite testing. Contact our team to learn more.

Are you wondering if a pet wellness plan would be ideal for your puppy or kitten? Contact our Sacramento vets to learn more.