Animal wellness plans and pet insurance may help take a bite out of vet bills
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Animal Wellness Plans and Pet Insurance may help take bite out of vet bills

BBB Advice on finding the best coverage for your pet

Nurturing and caring for your pet may be easy, but paying for quality veterinary care during the course of your pet’s life might not always be quite as easy, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) recently reported.

Most pet owners are able to cover the costs of routine vaccinations and yearly checkups out of pocket, but what about unforeseen injuries or illnesses? Some pet hospitals, veterinary clinics and other animal organizations now offer wellness plans or insurance plans to help pet owners manage costs as well as the health of their pets. The BBB is reminding people to be sure they’re clear on the differences between the two types of coverage.

“Both pet wellness and pet insurance plans offer benefits to consumers, as well as their pets,” said Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of the BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. “The key is investigating your options and deciding if one or both is the best choice for you.”

Wellness plans are generally for proactive, preventative care. Pet hospitals and veterinary clinics refer to them as “discount membership” programs for pet owners to receive discounts on routine services pets typically need. These often include office visits, physical exam…………… continues on Brainerd Daily Dispatch

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