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HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN IT'S TIME?
Quality of Life Assessment to help when making that hard decision.
Deciding to euthanize your companion may be one of the most difficult decisions you ever make. Often, well-loved pets are euthanized to minimize unnecessary suffering. The quality of animals’ lives is defined by their overall physical and mental well-being, not just one aspect of their lives. We have provided a chart below to help you consider all these aspects of your pet’s life. It is important to remember that all pets are different. What may be considered a poor quality of life for one may be different for another.
Higher numbers on this chart equal a better quality of life. This chart may help you to better visualize the general well-being of your pet. In some cases, even one item on the left-hand side of the chart (for example: pain) may indicate a poor quality of life, even if many of the other items are still positive. Some items or symptoms on the list may be expected side effects of the treatments that your pet is undergoing. It is important to discuss these symptoms and side effects with your veterinarian.
We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.
Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet.
We Are Dedicated To Providing The Highest Quality Veterinary Care For Your Furry Friend!
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