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Banfield's wellness plans are just another scheme to take your money. We purchased the new kitten wellness plan because it included spaying and neutering.

When I brought the kittens in th be fixed, I was informed it was still going to cost me $108 for painkillers, antibiotics, and an e-collar. I've taken cats before to clinics and had them fixed and have never paid this much. It's not just the $108 that pissed me off in as much as I'm paying every month for this plan for "discounts". What BS.

Just another way tho screw the consumer. One more reason to stay away from corporate indoctoranated health care. Do not trust the care of your animals or yourself to a company whose pricing and policies are dictated to by a large corporation.

All they care about is getting as much money from you as possible. This is how banfield operates.

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Anonymous
#282880

WHEN YOU SIGN THE WELLNESS PLAN AGREEMENT, YOU SIGN THAT YOU UNDERSTAND IT IS NOT INSURANCE AND DOES NOT COVER MEDICATIONS OR TREATMENTS NOT IN THE PREVENTATIVE CARE BUNDLE. NEXT TIME YOU GO TO WALGREENS TO PICK UP YOUR MEDICATION, LOOK AT THE PRICE BEFORE THE CO-PAY.

MEDICINE IS ***EXPENSIVE*** and $25/mo = $300/yr which is the cost of a spay alone at a high-end clinic. So practically you can consider all the vaccines and deworming and fecal exams and physical exams and fiv test to be free. Plus you can finance it out for 12 mo? If you don't want to go to a modern full service clinic, don't.

But you are getting an amazing deal for the quality of service provided.

And unlimited office visits? That is priceless.

Anonymous
#250240

O denied anything other than what the plan covers 225 gets all the shots the Neuter and booosters I will cancel after the the 1st year 225 for all isn't bad but they try and suck you in on pain meds..I said NO....all you have to say is NO..and for an indorr cat after the 1st and 2nd are the rest even necessary?

Anonymous
#239585

oops darn typo

Grand Total = $65...

Anonymous
#239584

:eek

we typically charged $55 for a cat neuter. That included the pre-surgery exam, the anesthesia (including a pain relief injection), and the neuter.

If a cat neuter is performed correctly, it should NOT need antibiotics (they are not typically given post-op in veterinary medicine. If the anesthesia protocol is good, there would be a pain killer injection given as a pre-med. The neuter is a very fast (and simple) procedure, so the pain killer would last well beyond the surgery. There should be NO need for pain relief to go home. The e.collar is a precaution, but in my extensive experience it is NOT needed after a cat neuter. All of these cats will lick once or twice, but the procedure is so benign that they are quickly back playing and seem to be fairly oblivious as the the fact that they had surgery (ie busy playing and hence not licking). Moreover, cats hate that darn e.collar and are miserable...

If you paid $108 for what u described, you have more money than brains.

E.collar = $15

pain killer Rx = $25

antibiotics Rx = $25

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grand total = $75.

That's no where near $108, and far more than the $55 i would have charged you for everything (not including of course the un-necessary items). Gratz

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