Planning for the year ahead with your pet: The Lamond Health Care Plan.
The month of January is all about looking forward and planning the year ahead. We hope you will have a fun-filled and healthy twelve months, just as we hope your pets will too. The last thing you need is for poor pet health to spoil the fun, so we’ve created this guide to planning your pet’s health care for the year. We explain how the Lamond Health Care Plan can benefit you and your pets, giving them the best chance of a healthy and happy 2019.
We are commonly asked if the health plan is required if a pet already has insurance. Insurance tends to cover accidents, emergencies and illnesses and not routine health provision. We would always recommend having your pet insured; however, the two work very nicely side by side to cater for all elements of your pet’s health.
Preventative health care is vitally important for pets but can seem a huge exercise in organisation and test to memory. The Lamond Health Care Plan helps you organise your pet’s routine health care so that no important preventative treatment is missed. It is a pay monthly scheme that allows you to spread the cost of routine health care evenly over the year and you’ll benefit from some attractive discounts. Save between 10 and 25% compared to ‘paying as you go’ and relax, knowing that you are doing your absolute best for your pet. The plan includes annual vaccinations, parasite control, a free microchip, two vet checks per year and much more…
The UK does a great job of keeping certain contagious diseases under control, and this is in no small part due to the vaccination programs that our responsible pet owners employ. Despite this, there are a number of diseases that still pose a threat to unvaccinated dogs, cats and rabbits, so we mustn’t rest on our laurels when it comes to vaccinations just yet.
Worms such as lungworm (in dogs) and other, intestinal worms can make a pet quite unwell and should be routinely treated for. We don’t need to tell most owners what a pest unwanted visitors such as fleas and ticks can be, and with the invention of central heating, they are a year-round issue too. So, regular parasite control throughout the year and annual vaccinations still form the fundamental basis for the good health of a pet. Many owners find that by spreading the costs evenly over the year, the financial side of keeping pets is more manageable and they don’t miss treatments that otherwise sometimes get forgotten.
But the benefits of the Lamond Health care Plan stretch far beyond vaccines and parasite control. Two vet checks per year (one at the time of vaccination and another at any point afterwards) allows you more opportunity to discuss your queries and concerns about your pet’s health and wellbeing. Staying in touch more regularly on your pet’s health increases the chance of catching signs of illness and disease early. This is beneficial because these things can often then be cheaper and easier to treat and manage if diagnosed early.
What’s more, a 10% discount is available with all plans on dental, surgical and neutering procedures, meaning that treatment and prevention of conditions are significantly cheaper for care plan customers. Dental disease for example, is reported to affect the vast majority of cats and dogs to some extent, after the age of just three years. Plaque and tartar develop on teeth and cause sore gums. When it reaches this stage, it should be assumed that a pet is in some degree of discomfort even though many animals manage to hide their pain, especially cats who tend to be very stoic. Rabbits too suffer terribly if their teeth become too long. These conditions don’t improve without assistance and will only deteriorate further. So 10% off procedures such as dentals can come in really handy to keep your pet comfortable.
Modern life for many is extremely busy, and finances can be hard to manage. We know pet owners want to do the best for their companions and this is our way of helping to make it simple. To learn more about our plans, which are arranged in tiers depending on what your pet is likely to require (after all, no two pets are the same), give us a call. Our team will gladly take you through the plans in more detail and help you decide which plan best suits you and your pet.