Peaceful Passing At-Home Pet Euthanasia Peaceful Passing At-Home Pet Euthanasia

How Will I Know When It's Time?

One of the more common concerns and questions we receive are from pet owners who agonizingly question whether or not it's time to consider humane euthanasia. When its our beloved pet, we can sometimes be too emotionally involved and subjective to make a clear decision. The following Quality of Life Assessment questionnaire is a tool designed to help you make a more objective assessment of your pet's overall quality of life.

Tips for completing the questionnaire:

  • When considering the answers, try to limit the time frame for your pets symptoms to within the last 7 days or less.
  • If trying to make a decision between 2 answers, choose the better condition.
  • It is strongly recommended to take the questionnaire at least 3 times at different times of the day to get a better assessment, or have a family member or friend who understands your pets daily activity to help complete the questionnaire as well.

This Quality of Life Scale was adapted from the HHHHHMM Quality of Life Scale designed by Dr. Alice Villalobos.