Banfield Optimum Wellness Plans
Banfield has four Optimum Wellness Plans (OWPs). The right plan for you depends on the type and age of your pet. Each plan also includes two or three different tiers to choose from depending on your desired covered level.
The puppy package is for dogs 6 months and younger. It offers preventative care, including virtual visits, unlimited office visits, wellness coaching sessions, physical exams, vaccinations, diagnostic testing, and more. The plan covers common services for young pups, including DNA testing and spay or neuter surgery.
The puppy package offers two tiers: Early Care and Early Care Plus. The biggest difference between the two plans is that Early Care Plus includes spay or neuter surgery, while Early Care doesn’t. Additionally, Early Care Plus comes with a 10% discount on Banfield products and services, while Early Care offers only a 5% discount.
The kitty package is for cats 6 months and younger. The package is almost identical to the puppy package, including the services offered and the two available tiers of Early Care and Early Care Plus.
The only real difference between the kitty package and the puppy package is that each package offers vaccinations and diagnostic testing tailored to that type of animal. Because cats and dogs have different needs, the kitty package includes a different set of covered vaccinations and tests.
For dogs older than 6 months, the dog package covers preventative care, including office and virtual visits, wellness coaching sessions, vaccinations, diagnostic testing, and fecal exams.
The dog package has three tiers: Active Care, Active Care Plus, and Special Care. The Active Care Plus and Special Care packages come with expanded preventative care, including dental care and urine testing, while the Special Care tier offers preventative X-rays, eye pressure tests, and electrocardiograms.
All three tiers offer discounts on other Banfield products and services at either 10%, 15%, or 20% for the Active Care, Active Care Plus, and Special Care plans, respectively.
The cat package is for cats older than 6 months. The package is nearly identical to the dog package regarding the care and discounts offered for each tier.
As with the puppy and kitten packages, the key difference between the dog and cat packages is the types of vaccinations and diagnostic testing covered because the two species have different needs.
What Optimum Wellness Plans don’t cover
The OWPs from Banfield only cover preventive care at Banfield locations. They don’t cover accidents or illnesses. You’ll need to pay out of pocket for those or purchase a separate pet insurance plan through a different pet insurance company.
Keep in Mind
Wellness coverage from Banfield varies by tier, so you should pay close attention to what each tier covers if you’re considering purchasing a plan for your pet. For example, the lowest tier for puppies and kittens doesn’t include spay or neuter surgery.