How Do I Know?

We are happy to provide a free phone consultation to you in regards to your pet and his or her specific condition(s). We can help guide you through quality of life assessments for your pet .We also suggest that you contact your local Veterinarian as a source for guidance as they know and have a unique relationship with you and your pet. Close Friends and family are also a great resource to help you look objectively at your pets current quality. Consider their opinion when scoring on the Quality of life assessments test from an outside perspective.

Quality of Life Scale

These are just a few of the questions you should ask yourself in regards to your pet. Other things to consider with your veterinarian are any chronic or terminal illnesses such as cancer. If your pet is terminally ill or injured you should discuss life expectancy, financial and/or emotional cost of treatment. Have your veterinarian explain your medical options and all possible outcomes. Understanding your pets conditions and treatment options are vital in making an educated decision. In most situations, you will have time to review the facts and options for your pet and his or her well being. Though no one can make the decision for you, your local veterinarian is your best guide to helping you.

The greatest gift our pets give to us is unconditional love. During their final days of their lives, we must start to think about how to shift the focus from our needs to their needs. Making arrangements and planning for this difficult time in advance will help alleviate some of the stress involved in making this decision. Try to decide where your pet will feel most comfortable and secure and at peace. Will this be a home euthanasia versus a clinical setting? Who would you like to be present? Would you like to bury, or cremate your pet? These are just a few of the things you will need to address and discuss with either your local veterinarian or Dr. Pearson.

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