I have spent roughly 870.00 to have my healthy puppy get his shots, worming meds and neutering from Banfield. On each routine visit I was given the hard sell by the Nurse after the vet left the room where they would go on to tell me the additional charges associated with the visit which I thought was covered under the plan.
The charges would be removed, as they were really optional once you questioned them, so be very leery when at the end of the visit the nurse starts tapping away at the computer to add on all these fees. However the real deciding factor for me was when I went in to have my pup neutered. I was made to believe that the neutering was included in the wellness plan, but oh no, when you drop your pup off at the front desk, employees dressed like nurses run off a list of necessary procedures needed for the neutering which came to about 150.00 dollars. I let the nurse know how upset I was about this and she did not seem to care.
Of course, there would be an additional 30.00 charged if they had to use a medication that would elevate my pups blood pressure should it go down during surgery. When I picked him up later that day, guess what, they had to use the medication so I paid a total of 180.00 for the neutering I thought was covered in the plan. I write this as a word of warning to those who go in with their healthy pup, get sold on the plan, which is not one of insurance but one where you are told all office visits are included as well as I have said, the neutering. Seems like an OK deal, think again, when you sign up for the program you can cancel but you have to pay the 21.95 for the duration of the contract and this is on top of the 264.00 you pay up front, the extra for the neutering and of course the office visits which unless you are diligent, will find you paying for a variety of extras.
Not worth it and go to P.A.W.S, the non-profit, to get you animals neuter by experts who do thousands of animals a year. They told me if I did not have the plan, I would have paid 670.00, please, I am not rich and I know if the "plan" did not make it "such a great deal" I would never had had my pup neutered at that price!
Product or Service Mentioned: Banfield Pet Hospital Wellness Plan.