The doctors and staff at A Pet’s Place Animal Hospital care deeply about your pet. We understand how difficult and emotional this time in their life can be, both for them and for those who love them, and we are here to help in any way we can. Please do not hesitate to call our hospital with questions or to schedule a consultation with our compassionate, knowledgeable doctors.
Below is Dr. Alice Villalobos’ “Quality of Life” Scale. Using a scale of 1 (poor) to 10 (best), pet caregivers can use this Quality of Life Scale to determine the success of pet hospice care.
Quality of Life Scale
Adequate pain control, including breathing ability, is first and foremost on the scale. Is the pet’s pain successfully managed?
Is the pet eating enough? Does hand feeding help? Does the patient require a feeding tube?