Assessing Quality of Life
Similar to humans, animals display signs of well-being, illness, pain, and discomfort.
As a pet owner, you know your furry friend the best. Suppose you notice any changes in their behavior. In that case, you should consider a veterinary diagnosis of their health to see if they have an illness or if they are struggling with painful conditions associated with old age.
If your pet has been diagnosed with an illness or with declining health, look for certain signs to assess their quality of life and when it may be time for a pet hospice consultation or the decision to perform in-home pet euthanasia.
Here are helpful resources to help you assess your pet’s quality of life and support services:
Quality of Life Links
Veterinary Medical Center of the Ohio State University: Learn about the common signs of declining animal health