Our Thoughts on Banfield Pet Hospital and their Optimum Wellness Plan

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Our Thoughts on Banfield Pet Hospital and their Optimum Wellness Plan

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Banfield-Pet-hospitalBeing a pet owner can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. No matter what kind of day you are in or what your mood may be, you can always count on your dog or even cat to brighten up your day. My dog is such a good little fur baby and loves her family so much with tons of unconditional love. That’s why the least I do for my little pooch is to make sure she is in tip top shape, and up to date on all her physicals, and immunizations.

Banfield-PetWhen the opportunity to try out a new veterinarian and Optimum Wellness Package at Banfield Pet Hospital arose, I was excited because keeping dogs healthy is not cheap! Banfield Pet Hospital’s Optimum Wellness Plan would provide everything my dog needed (except dental services) to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Plus, they are mostly located at Petsmart stores across the nation.This makes visits convenient because you can get shop for all your pet’s needs while you wait!

A little about Banfield Pet Hospital:

Banfield believes in preventive veterinary care as the best way to improve the quality and longevity of a pet’s life by reducing the risk of developing serious, costly and sometimes fatal diseases, such as heartworm disease.Banfield’s Optimum Wellness Plans can be customizable based on the needs of the individual pet, and combine physical exams, routinely recommended vaccinations and screenings, unlimited free office visits, service discounts and more into one affordable veterinary care package.


Our visit: 

We visited the Banfield Pet Hospital in Warwick, RI and I have to say it was a great experience. The facility was very bright, cheery and clean. The staff were so inviting, and totally animal lovers. You could see the compassion, and love in all of their actions. I think my dog got more kisses and hugs there in 2 hours than all week combined!

banfield-waiting-areaMy little dog was weighed, checked in and then we sat down to wait for an open room. There were a bunch of pets both large and small there too so the wait was a little longer than normal. Once we got inside, our nurse was amazing! She took our dog’s vitals, administered her immunizations, and checked her stool while we waited.

exam-room-door20 minutes later, she came back into our clean room and marveled at how awesome our dog was, and gave us great news. Our dog was in great shape, and took well to her shots. She did have some plaque on her chompers so a dental cleaning was suggested.  Our particular Optimum Wellness Plan did not include this service, but it was something we could easily add on.

In three weeks, our dog goes back for her first dose of ProHeart® 6 heartworm preventive. This heartworm medicine was so popular that they ran out! That is ok though because she also needs the second dose to another immunization she was unable to get as well. Since the facility was the best we’ve ever gone to, I’ll take a second visit! Plus I get will get to check out all the super cool Halloween pet products at Petsmart=win/win! 

banfield-pet-hospital-exam-roomIf you are not familiar with Banfield Pet Hospital’s ProHeart® heart worm preventative here is more info:

  • ProHeart® 6 is an injectable heartworm preventive that can be prescribed to healthy dogs over the age of 6 months, which delivers six months of protection in a single dose—offering both convenience and peace of mind to pet owners.
  • ProHeart® 6 can protect dogs from dangerous heartworm disease by preventing immature worms from maturing into adults that cause damage in the pet’s heart.
  • Before a pet can start on heartworm preventive, he/she needs to be tested to make sure they are free of adult heartworms —this is done through a quick, simple blood test at your veterinarian’s office.

banfield-optimum-wellness-plansYou can save $10 off a 6 month heartworm injectable preventative by filling out this short form 

We are giving away one free office visit at Banfield Pet Hospital, free heartworm test and free six-month dose of Proheart® 6 (for dogs only)! Ends 9/9/14 US only! Good luck!! 

About Amy

Hi my name is Amy (amy@savvysavingcouple.net) and I am the co-owner of SavvySavingCouple.net. I love cooking, baking, and cleaning. When I am not chasing my three kids around, I enjoy blogging bits and pieces of my life. I enjoy writing, and have a BA in Humanities and Social Sciences.


  1. What a great plan if you have a dog. I love the Orange benches and it looks clean there!

  2. For pet owners, it does look like a really nice option for care. I’m glad you were happy!

  3. What an awesome hospital for pets. I really like how inviting it looks! That’s always important for us when we look for pet hospitals.

  4. We love Banfield and take our dogs there for all their healthcare needs. They are always so kind and helpful.

  5. This sounds like a really great plan. It would be comforting to have.

  6. Jenna Wood says:

    We have a Banfield in our major pet store and I just love how colorful the inside is, and how friendly the staff it. It is also convenient to be able to address a pets immediate needs, medication/dietary on spot.

  7. That’s a good hour from me, so we won’t be going there, but it sounds like an awesome place for our fur babies.

  8. It’s great to find a place that is really caring. It’s important to feel comfortable with where your pet gets their care.

  9. My daughter takes her dogs to Barfield. They have always been great with our pets!

  10. I had an insurance plan for my dog awhile ago and feel like it is a really good deal. This plan though, is a better plan than I had!

  11. I love Banfield, though haven’t been in years. We used to take our cats all the time for preventative. Now that we have a dog, I need to get on schedule for wellness checks…

  12. This is a great plan. Veterinary care can get expensive. If your dog has any amount of gum disease at all you should totally get his teeth cleaned. Bacteria from a bad mouth can enter the blood stream through inflamed gums and affect the heart, kidneys, and liver.

  13. I’ve never heard of an injectable heartworm preventative before. 6 months is a great preventative duration.

  14. Six months of heartworm prevention with no annoying topical treatments sounds awesome. I’m going to see if I can find a Banfield in my area.

  15. I do not have any pets but this definitely sounds like a great place to take sick or injured animals. Pet care is so important, pets are like part of the family..

  16. What a sweet dog. It seems like a fantastic hospital for the fur babies

  17. A Mom Having Fun says:

    It is so important to have a great vet for the pets in the family.

  18. Sounds like you had a wonderful experience. I am a firm believer in preventative treatment as well and I am glad to see that the staff was sweet to your fur baby.

  19. Love the looks of the whole facility. Looks clean and comfortable and cutting edge.

  20. I love how clean it looks. I bet you feel so much more at ease knowing they are taking good care of your furbaby. I have 2 dogs – I know it would make me feel that much better.

  21. That sounds like a great plan. I would love to have unlimited office visits for my dog.

  22. Unlimited office visits is awesome, that plan rocks!!

  23. Wow I have never heard of an actual pet hospital! That looks like such a neat place, like a real hospital!

  24. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    <My dog had major surgery at an animal hospital a couple years ago. It is so important that it is a good hospital that is clean and that you trust.

  25. a clean hospital is essential for me. i’ve walked out of places with my pets because it wasn’t clean.

  26. We got a puppy earlier this year. A program like this sounded like a good idea.

  27. I have never taken my pets to Banfield.

  28. It would be more convenient and affordable than my current vet.

  29. It can make my life easier because it’s so close to my home now. A Petsmart just opened and there is a Banefield there. I’d love to win!

  30. I’d love to donate this to a friend to alleviate the costs of caring for her dog.

  31. T Michelle Trump says:

    This insurance plan would give me peace of mind that I would have an affordable way to take care of both our dog and cat’s health.

  32. April Brenay says:

    we have one only 5 miles away, love that its in Petsmart!

  33. Caroline Wampler says:

    I can buy dog food, get my dog groomed and his nails trimmed all in the same visit!

  34. Vicki Andrew says:

    I have 3 cats and the idea possible vet bills is scary

  35. Monique Rizzo says:

    With my 2 dogs and 1 cat vet bills can be pretty bad!!

  36. I like that they are located close by and provide all the services that a pet owner needs.

  37. It would make things easier because we could shop while our dog gets a check up.

  38. I like how friendly the staff is and it’s nice to shop while you wait.

  39. tina reynolds says:

    I love we have one in petsmart and the unlimited visit plan

  40. We have one only 1/2 mile away, so it could make my life a lot easier rather than driving the 40 minutes to our vet.

  41. Samii Meyer says:

    I like that it is not too far away – and the one by me is connected to a Petsmart so I can also get some pet products while I am there.

  42. Lisa Vanhook says:

    Love the fact you can shop for your pets needs and wants all in the same place.

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