End of Life Decision
Letting go is hard. As an owner, the decision to end your pet’s life is the most difficult one of all. Rapidly declining health, through advanced age or terminal illness, has a major effect on their quality of life. It is important to remember that euthanasia can be the gentlest course of action to end your pet’s suffering.
Meadowmont Animal Hospital veterinarians are there to guide you every step of the way. We compassionately assess your elderly pet’s general health and quality of life, and give you honest counsel on how best to proceed, and should the time come, the euthanasia process.
If you are looking for more information on determining a pet’s quality of life or on making end-of-life decisions, this article may help:
- The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement: Quality of Life Scale