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Quality of life

Your Dignivet can help you with scoring if your pet is comfortable with acceptable Quality of Life in the late stages of an incurable disease or condition. This would include preparing you for the pet’s passing, letting you know as to what to expect, and what we can do for help and support.

Veterinarians are aware that a lot of owners are not willing to put their pet through the stress of visiting the practice especially not whilst dealing with an incurable disease or condition. Quite often, this means that the pet is kept at home without further veterinary guidance. Because of pets being experts at hiding their pain and discomfort, this can unfortunately mean untold suffering for the pet, unknown to the well-meaning pet owner.

A very important part of veterinary guidance is teaching how to evaluate your pet’s Quality of Life and to recognize when Quality of Life has become poor and when the pet is ready for euthanasia.

Candidates for Quality of life scoring include pets who have been diagnosed with cancer, various kinds of internal organ failure, neurologic diseases including degenerative spinal conditions, severe, debilitating osteoarthritis and very old pets at the end of their lives, who may also display dementia.



     
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