13 Dec Your Complete Guide to Veterinary Care
Whether you’ve owned pets for a long time or you are new to the idea of owning a dog or cat, being a pet owner comes with a lot of responsibilities. Of course your pet needs basics like food, water, and toys for enrichment, but their needs go beyond that.
Setting up your pet for success includes doing everything possible for them to enjoy a happy and healthy long life. One of the most important parts of being a pet owner is monitoring your pet’s health. Where and when you take your pet to the vet matters! Our team wrote an entire guide to veterinary care to help pet parents, like you, make informed, proactive decisions about your dog or cat’s health.
PetWellClinic’s approach to veterinary care is all about your pet’s overall health. Preventative care is the key to identifying your pet’s needs before any underlying conditions might get worse. Essential preventative care services our clinics provide include wellness exams, vaccinations, and discounted prices on products like heartworm, flea, and tick prevention.
Preventative Care Packages for Dogs
Keeping your canine healthy is one of our specialties at PetWellClinic. We keep your dog’s whole health in mind every time they visit one of our clinics. This includes physically looking at your dog for any visible concerns or signs of illness. It also can include routine labs and bloodwork, as well as keeping them up to date on their vaccines.
One of the easiest ways to stay on top of your dog’s health is through our PetWell® Packages for Dogs. These packages come in three easy options:
- Ideal Dog Package
- Total Dog Package
- Complete Dog Package
Each package is built by our veterinary experts to give your pooch the best preventative medicine there is and set their health up for success. Your PetWellClinic team will be able to advise you on which package is best for your dog when you come into the clinic for a visit. Younger dogs may not need the Complete Dog Package, while older dogs might benefit from the bloodwork and tests included in that package.
Preventative Care Packages for Cats
If you align yourself with cat-lovers more than dogs, the suggestions for keeping your cat healthy are still similar. Preventative care is key for staying up to date on your feline’s health. In some cases, it can be even more crucial. Cats are notorious for hiding any pain or discomfort they feel, so most times cat owners will not notice something going on with their pet until it’s too late.
Our PetWell Packages® for Cats are specifically designed to catch any underlying issues your cat may have before they get too serious. There are three options:
- Ideal Cat Package
- Total Cat Package
- Complete Cat Package
The packages for both dogs and cats keep your pet’s future health in mind. Any of our vaccines and elective lab tests can be purchased individually. You can talk to your local PetWellClinic team about package pricing and costs for individual products and services.
The Importance of Preventative Care for Pets
It can be tempting when life gets crazy to not prioritize your pet’s annual preventative vet care. But staying on top of their routine exams and vaccines are a crucial part of giving your pet the best and longest life with you possible.
It can be a hassle to book a vet appointment for something that’s supposed to happen every year, but that’s exactly why PetWellClinic exists. With our walk-in model, no appointment is ever necessary to visit our clinic and have our team of pet wellness experts take care of your furry friend!
You can even ‘get in line’ for care before you arrive at the clinic. Simply register your pet ahead of time, and then login when you’re ready to start traveling to your local PetWellClinic.
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The concept of walk-in care isn’t foreign, but we often think of it as more connected to human health and medical care than our pets. While it’s true that some private vet clinics might have specified walk-in hours on their weekly schedule, most clinics (especially in a post-pandemic world) require an appointment, and may even have a waiting list months long before their next available opening.
PetWellClinic was inspired by walk-in clinics built for humans. Think of the minute clinics in your local convenience stores! We pride ourselves on offering the same level of convenience that these clinics offer you and your family, just for your pets.
Four Main Areas of Veterinary Care
PetWellClinic focuses on four main areas of veterinary care. All of our services and products are chosen with your pet’s overall health in mind. Services provided include:
- Preventative Care
- Minor Illnesses
- Chronic Conditions
- Laboratory Testing
We take pride in our quality of care across all services. Our pets have the same kind of general needs that we do. Your PetWellClinic team will keep an eye on your pet’s weight, alertness, and appetite, which can change if there are underlying conditions.
Minor Illnesses in Pets
We also treat minor illnesses such as:
- Minor injuries
- Cough, congestion and nasal discharge
- Upset stomachs
- And more!
You also never need an appointment. We’re open for you and your pet when you need it most! Our clinics’ hours of operations cater to your convenience with evening and weekend availability.
Caring for Your Pet’s Chronic Condition
Your local PetWellClinic can also help you monitor and manage your pet’s chronic conditions. Issues in your dog or cat such as arthritis, allergies, diabetes, or seizures can be difficult and overwhelming to manage alone. We keep an eye on your pet’s symptoms, quality of life, and recommend medications and lifestyle changes to keep them healthy and happy!
PetWellClinic’s unique no-appointment business model makes providing your pet with high-quality care and medicine convenient for you! Where a full-service vet clinic might be overloaded with appointment requests, you don’t have to deal with the wait when you trust your local PetWellClinic team.
Even though you don’t need an appointment with PetWellClinic, you can still get in line ahead of time! You can register your pet for care through your local PetWellClinic. When you’re leaving to come to the clinic, all you have to do is login and let us know you’re on your way to get in line! If there are other PetWellClinic locations nearby, you can even see what the wait is like at each location before you choose one to visit.
We all believe our pets deserve the very best when it comes to care and attention. Vet care is a necessity for pets that can be an expensive burden to bear. On top of that, every place charges different fees for their services and medicines. A local animal hospital and a private veterinary clinic might offer similar services, but there could be a huge difference in cost.
At PetWellClinic we strive to keep vet care affordable without sacrificing the quality of veterinary care, expertise, and medicine. We do this through our transparent process, and always making sure you understand what we recommend and how much it will cost upfront. To compare our pricing to the average vet clinic, we’ve calculated how much a visit to the vet can typically cost.
Average Vet Costs
The prices of vet services will vary depending on your pet’s needs and where you go. Preventative medicine for fleas, ticks, and heartworm, cat or dog vaccines, and other exams and treatments can have you leaving a routine checkup having spent upwards of $250-$535.
This results in the average annual cost of care for your dog being around $1,400 and the annual cost of care for your cat being around $1,200. That doesn’t include emergency services or maintenance care for chronic conditions your pet may have. This is just the average cost for a healthy cat or dog at a private vet clinic or animal hospital.
PetWellClinic Prices & Costs
The layout of our clinics and the wellness packages we have for dogs and cats helps keep the costs down when you visit. Having your pet’s health essentials wrapped into a simple and straightforward package, and a visit process that doesn’t keep you waiting or in the dark about your pet’s care options, helps cut down on some of the extra charges you might experience at other facilities.
One of the other ways we have found to reduce your costs at our vet clinics is through the specific services we provide. None of our clinics provide spay/neuter services or other surgeries that full-service animal hospitals offer. However, our team is happy to recommend local options in your region for affordable spay or neuter services, as well as arranging x-rays or surgeries for your pet, as needed.
Vet care pricing for PetWellClinic services can vary depending on your region. For pricing on Puppy & Kitten Wellness Packages, minor illness treatments, chronic condition treatments, and prevention products, you can visit your local PetWellClinic!
Payment Options for Vet Care
If you’re looking for ways to supplement payments for your pet’s vet care, you can look into CareCredit. PetWellClinic is a part of the CareCredit network, which means you can use one of their credit cards to help pay for your pet’s care.
Some pet owners also are curious about pet insurance, and if it’s worth getting. One thing to keep in mind is that typically only young, healthy dogs or cats are candidates for pet insurance. If your pet is older or has pre-existing conditions of any kind, they will most likely be denied pet insurance coverage. Also, not every vet clinic will accept pet insurance. Saving money in a pet emergency fund could be a better option than insurance for you and your furry friend.
PetWellClinic is dedicated to being here for pet owners. Our hours of operation extend into the evenings and weekends, and our clinic environment is built with your pet’s comfort in mind. Visit your local PetWellClinic to build a plan of care for your furry friend in 2023!
PetWellClinic provides convenient, affordable veterinary care for pet owners. PetWellClinic has locations and services built with convenience in mind. Stop by with your pet any time! No appointment necessary.