Do you find it difficult to keep up to date with your pet’s healthcare needs? With yearly vaccinations required and an overwhelming selection of parasitic products to choose from, it is easy for owners to fall behind on their pet’s preventative treatments.
Our Pet Healthcare Plan can make preventative healthcare easy for all dog and cat owners. We can provide you with all the treatments you need each year to keep your beloved pet fully covered, so they never miss a booster vaccination or worming treatment again.
What is preventative healthcare?
To keep our dogs and cats healthy, they require routine treatments throughout their life to protect them against several severe diseases. These treatments include a combination of vaccinations and parasitic treatments that will help keep your pet fully protected.
To ensure our dogs and cats are continually protected against some of the most serious diseases, they will need a booster vaccination every year. These boosters will follow on from their initial primary puppy or kitten course to ensure that they remain protected every year for the rest of their lives.
Dog vaccines include protection against:
- Infectious Respiratory Disease (Kennel Cough)
Cat vaccinations include protection against:
- Herpes Virus type 1
- Panleukopenia Virus
- Feline Leukaemia Virus
Some vaccines will need to be given every year, while others may only need to be given every 3 years, so the booster’s contents vary each time. For more information, speak to one of our veterinary team about a suitable vaccine schedule for your pet to ensure they are continually protected.
Several parasites can infect our dogs and cats. Often they will cause unpleasant irritation and can sometimes result in severe illness. The easiest way to protect your pet is to regularly apply appropriate parasitic treatments to help stop parasites from infecting your pet.
Parasites we routinely protect against:
- Mites – Including Ear Mites, Sarcoptic Mange, and Demodicosis
- Lice – Dogs only
- Intestinal Worms – Including Roundworms and Tapeworm
There are a variety of parasitic treatments available for dogs and cats to use, each licenced to protect against specific parasites. To ensure that your pet is fully protected, speak to one of our veterinary team for more advice about a suitable parasitic treatment regime for your pet.
Why is preventative healthcare important?
Preventative healthcare will not only benefit your pet but can also help keep you and your family healthy too.
It protects your pet against several serious diseases
Preventative healthcare helps to protect your pet against several serious life-threatening diseases. These diseases are usually highly infectious, so can be easily transmitted when vulnerable pets mix with other infected dogs or cats. For some diseases, contact with the environment alone is enough to infect a susceptible pet. You can reduce the risk of your pet becoming ill by keeping them fully protected.
It allows your pet to safely mix with other dogs or cats
If you keep your pet up to date with their preventative healthcare then it helps to keep your pet safe when they mix with other dogs or cats. As well as protecting your own pet, you can also help to reduce the spread of disease to other vulnerable pets.
Keeping up to date with preventative healthcare is particularly important for pets who use boarding facilities or dogs that use daycare or dog walking services, as disease can spread quickly in this type of environment. All reputable boarding and daycare centres will also request evidence of up to date vaccinations before accepting your pet.
It protects you and your family
Some diseases that we protect our pets against are also zoonotic. This means that infection can pass from your pet to you or your family. While this type of disease is usually rare, if it happens then it can cause serious illness.
Examples of some zoonotic diseases that we can protect our dogs and cats against:
- Tick transmitted disease – For example, Lyme Disease
- Tapeworm and Roundworm infection
- Sarcoptic Mange and Demodicosis
- Bartonella (Cat Scratch Disease)
Preventative healthcare is particularly important if your pet has contact with children or any immunocompromised individuals, as they will be more likely to develop severe symptoms if they develop disease. If you are concerned about zoonotic disease then talk to our veterinary team for more advice.
How our Pet Healthcare Plans can help you care for your pet
Our Pet Healthcare Plans provides you with all of the preventative healthcare treatments that your dog or cat will need each year. You can choose between our Essentials Plan and Premium Plan, depending on which benefits you prefer.
Our MYHEALTHYPET ESSENTIALS plan includes:
- Yearly vaccination booster – for dogs this includes the Kennel Cough vaccine, and for cats it includes the Feline Leukaemia Virus vaccine
- Comprehensive parasitic treatment
- 3 free visits
- 10% off food
Our MYHEALTHYPET PREMIUM plan includes:
- All the above
- An additional 3 free visits (6 in total)
- Yearly blood test to check blood and organ function
Our Pet Healthcare Plans ensure that your pet is fully covered all year round, so will give you peace of mind that you are keeping your pet in the best possible health.
Why should you choose our Pet Healthcare Plans?
Alongside helping to keep your pet in the best possible health, our Pet Healthcare Plans also offer many other benefits.
It makes sorting out your pet healthcare easy and convenient
You can be assured that when your pet is on one of our Pet Healthcare Plans, all of their preventive treatments are taken care of. This includes all necessary vaccinations and parasitic treatments. You will be sent helpful reminders, so your pet never misses a treatment and remains fully protected.
Saves you money
When you make full use of all of your Pet Healthcare Plan benefits you will make significant savings compared to buying your pet’s preventive treatments as you go. There is the added bonus that you can choose to spread the cost with equal monthly payments or if you prefer, you can pay annually to help make budgeting easy.
It provides you with easy access to veterinary care
All pets signed up for one of our Pet Healthcare Plans are entitled to 3 free visits (or 6 free visits on our premium plan), so any new conditions or worrying signs can be quickly assessed by our vets, as part of your plan.
Signing up for our Pet Healthcare Plan is quick and simple, and can be easily completed by following our Pet Healthcare Plan sign-up link. If you have any questions about how our Pet Healthcare Plan can help your pet then speak to one of our veterinary team for more information.