CabbagetownCare Preventative Pet Plans.

There’s an old saying that states, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. This certainly holds true when it comes to the long-term health and happiness of your pet. The cost of prevention is often the fraction of the cost of treating disease or illness when it has become more advanced.

Why a CabbagetownCare Plan is the right option for you and your pet.

 

  • Cost Control: Preventative care plans can help spread out the cost of your pet’s routine veterinary care.
  • Improved quality of life and longevity.
  • Receive discounts on ALL retail items: Includes prescription food and treats.
  • Receive discounts on elective surgery and micro-chipping*
  • Early illness detection, when disease is easiest to treat.
  • Timely recognition and prevention of budding behavioural problems.
  • Pain detection to prevent stress and suffering in a FearFree™ clinic environment.

The CabbagetownCare Program.

Pet Wellness in Cabbagetown.

Preventive healthcare incorporated in the CabbagetownCare™ plans involve a multi-faceted approach that includes a comprehensive veterinary assessment of your pet’s health over it’s lifetime, while offering a predictable cash flow.

Some liken the importance of veterinary wellness plans to the value of performing regular preventative maintenance on your automobile (oil changes, brakes etc.) to avoid large, unexpected future bills. A strong argument can be made for applying this same concept to your cherished, furry family member.

The Benefits. 

Why it’s a good deal for you and your pet.

  • Cost Control: Preventative care plans can help spread out the cost of your pet’s routine veterinary care.
  • Improved quality of life and longevity.
  • Receive discounts on ALL retail items: Includes prescription food and treats.
  • Receive discounts on elective surgery and micro-chipping*
  • Early illness detection, when disease is easiest to treat.
  • Timely recognition and prevention of budding behavioural problems.
  • Pain detection to prevent stress and suffering in a FearFree™ clinic environment.
  • Increased Quality of Life for Pet Parents:  The human-pet relationship makes people happier and healthier.

The Plans.

All CabbagetownCare plans begin with a Comprehensive Annual Physical Exam. This initial appraisal is critical in developing a baseline assessment of your pet’s health. From this, we are able to determine what action to take, if any, to proactively address potential breed-specific and/or lifestyle-based health concerns.

 The Annual Physical Examination includes:
Lifestyle Consultation
Nutritional and Weight Assessment
Skin and Coat Examination
Musculoskeletal Examination
Oral, Ear and Eye Examination
Neurological Examination
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Evaluation
Abdominal Palpation

Kitten

$ 33.26

Per Month
Annual Physical Exam +
  • 3x Annual Vaccinations*
  • 2x Additional Consults
  • Nail Trims – Unlimited
  • Fecal Exam – 1x / year
  • Deworming – 1x / year
  • Blood Screening – Basic
  • 15% off ALL Retail Items
  • 25% off Micro-chipping
  • 25% off Spay / Neuter

Adult Feline

$ 26.76

Per Month
Annual Physical Exam +
  • 3x Annual Vaccinations*
  • 2x Additional Consults
  • Nail Trims – Unlimited
  • Fecal Exam – 1x / year
  • Deworming – 1x / year
  • Blood Screening – Basic
  • 15% off ALL Retail Items
  • 25% off Micro-chipping

 

 

Senior Feline

$ 50.50

Per Month
Annual Physical Exam +
  • 3x Annual Vaccinations*
  • 2x Additional Consults
  • Nail Trims – Unlimited
  • Fecal Exam – 1x / year
  • Deworming – 1x / year
  • Blood Screening – Advanced
  • Thyroid Profile (T4)
  • Complete Urinalysis
  • 15% off ALL Retail Items
  • 25% off Micro-chipping

 

Puppy

$ 36.49

Per Month
Annual Physical Exam +
  • 5x Annual Vaccinations*
  • 2x Additional Consults
  • Nail Trims – Unlimited
  • Fecal Exam – 1x / year
  • Deworming – 1x / year
  • Blood Screening – Basic
  • 15% off ALL Retail Items
  • 25% off Micro-chipping
  • 25% off Spay / Neuter

 

Adult Canine

$ 33.03

Per Month
Annual Physical Exam +
  • 5x Annual Vaccinations*
  • 2x Additional Consults
  • Nail Trims – Unlimited
  • Fecal Exam – 1x / year
  • Deworming – 1x / year
  • Blood Screening – Basic
  • Heartworm and Tick Screen
  • 15% off ALL Retail Items

 

 

Senior Canine

$ 56.77

Per Month
Annual Physical Exam +
  • 5x Annual Vaccinations*
  • 2x Additional Consults
  • Nail Trims – Unlimited
  • Fecal Exam – 1x / year
  • Deworming – 1x / year
  • Blood Screening – Advanced
  • 6-month Scheduled Exam
  • Thyroid Profile (T4)
  • Heartworm / Tick Screen
  • Complete Urinalysis
  • 15% off ALL Retail Items

 

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FAQ’s

What is the CabbagetownCare preventative healthcare program ?

CabbagetownCare is a program of preventive health care plans tailored for your family cats and dogs. They were developed to provide simpler access to essential veterinarian services and to meet the needs of the evolving life stages of your pet. These core services are available at a discounted rate. Plan members pay through annual or monthly payments, making budgeting easier for your pet’s health care needs.

How do I sign up ?

This step is completed at the Cabbagetown Pet Clinic. You will be issued a Plan Agreement and Plan Pre-authorization form to fill out. The initial payment will cover ALL the taxes for the remaining contract. 

 

KITTEN

ADULT

SENIOR

Monthly Fee
$33.26
$26.76
$50.50
Initial Payment (incl. tax)
$85.15
$68.61
$129.28
Incl. Dental Cleaning
n/a
$76.01
$99.75
Initial Payment (incl. tax)
n/a
$194.59
$255.37

 

 

PUPPY

ADULT

SENIOR

Monthly Fee
$36.49
$33.03
$56.77
Initial Payment (incl. taxes)
$93.41
$84.55
$145.32
Incl. Dental Cleaning
n/a
$82.28
$106.02
Initial Payment (incl. tax)
n/a
$210.64
$271.41

Are all veterinary wellness plans the same ?

Far from it…and apples-to-apples comparisons are very difficult. The types of veterinary preventative care services covered by wellness plans will vary greatly between veterinary clinics. This is why it’s important to do your homework, talk to our Cabbagetown Pet Clinic veterinary team and determine what level of care you deem essential for the well-being of your pet.

* What vaccinations are included for my kitten and/or puppy ?

KITTEN

PUPPY

Feline Distemper Combo (FVRCP)
Distemper / Parvo (DHPP)
Feline Leukemia
Leptospirosis
Rabies
Lyme
 
Rabies
 
Bordetella

What's the difference between a Veterinary Wellness Plan and Pet Insurance ?

Both options generally involve of monthly fee (or premium), but are designed to cover two VERY different situations.

Like most types of insurance, pet insurance will help cover the cost of unexpected events, such as accidents and emergency care. Preventative healthcare plans to help reduce the costs of preventative care services and take the initiative to help anticipate and prevent disease and treatment that may lead to emergency care.

CabbagetownCare Plans

Pet Insurance Plans

Designed to maintain and improve overall pet health.
Generally covers treatment for one-time, emergency illnesses and injury.
Monthly payments vary based on services, breed and age – no breed exclusions.
Monthly premiums vary, based on breed and age (some breeds excluded).
Includes three (3) office visits/yr. to address any existing or new pet health concerns.
General or non-emergency clinic visits not covered.
No deductibles or waiting periods.
Deductibles + partial coverage of treatments up to a maximum amount.
Added savings, such as discounts on food (15%); micro-chipping and spays/neuters (25%).
No discounts on retail items, micro-chipping or elective surgeries.

What do Pet Insurance plans cover ?

Pet insurance works like most other types of insurance in Canada. You pay a monthly premium, and in return, your insurance company will cover a portion of the expenses – up to a maximum – when your pet needs emergency care.

Pet insurance companies normally offer coverage for:

  • Accidents
  • Sudden illness
  • Hospitalization
  • Emergency Care / Surgery
  • Prescriptions

What if my pet passes away ?

We understand that losing a pet can be distressing and sometimes, overwhelming. Under these circumstances, we will consider the plan paid in full, with no further fees required.

Do you offer multiple pet discounts ?

Currently, there are no multiple pet discounts available.

Why does my independent and self-sufficient cat need preventative healthcare ?

There is a common misconception that cats are independent and self-sufficient and thus, require less care.  One reason for this misconception is that cats are proficient at hiding their pain and illness. They may appear healthy or only show subtle indicators of sickness until the condition becomes serious. Preventive care is very important for cats because of this ability to hide their symptoms. 

Are vet wellness plans for my dog or cat worth it ?

Whether you opt for a CabbagetownCare health plan or a pet insurance policy – or both – it is entirely up to you and your specific circumstances.

Some pet parents prefer to spread the cost of their everyday veterinary care through a preventative healthcare plan and put money aside (TFSA, savings account) to pay for emergencies, if and when it happens.

Others may forgo both options and have funds set aside for routine preventative care and hope – fingers crossed – that their beloved pet doesn’t venture into any misfortune. It’s not unimaginable that pet parents will incur at least one $2000-$6000+ bill for emergency care during their pet’s lifetime, especially as their pet ages.

The CabbagetownCare Investment.

The Cabbagetown Care program at the Cabbagetown Pet Clinic is an investment in your pets’ long-term physical and mental health, as well as your own peace of mind. Enjoy the comfort of knowing that you’re doing your part to improve and maintain a happy and healthy pet.

The Cost of Proactive Care.

For the monthly cost of about five (5) Starbucks Venti Pumpkin Spice Lattes, you can spread out the yearly cost of preventative care and keep on top of your pet’s health and adopt a more proactive approach to veterinary care.