Recognizing Signs of Poor Quality of Life in Your Dog

Similarly to humans, dogs experience age-related decline and can develop chronic health conditions. While some conditions are manageable, others can significantly impact your dog’s health and well-being. Recognizing the signs of poor quality of life in your dog can help you seek the appropriate care to ensure it remains comfortable in its twilight years. Peaceful Pet In Home, LLC in Tucson, AZ, is here to tell you common signs of poor quality of life and when you might need to make difficult decisions regarding your dog’s future.

Common Signs of Poor Quality of Life

Quality of life goes beyond just physical health. Your dog’s quality of life also includes its mental and emotional well-being. If your dog is struggling with the following, it might be a sign that it is no longer comfortable:

•             Loss of interest in activities your dog once enjoyed: These activities could include walks, playtime, or even interacting with you.

•             Constant pain or discomfort: Signs of pain include difficulty getting up or lying down, whining, or excessive licking.

•             Loss of appetite or weight loss: These issues can signal underlying medical conditions or pain that makes eating difficult.

•             Changes in bathroom habits: Changes can include frequent urination, accidents in the house, or difficulty urinating.

•             Increased withdrawal or lethargy: Sleeping more than usual or hiding away could indicate your dog is not feeling well.

Making Difficult Decisions

You should schedule a consultation with your veterinarian if you notice the above signs in your dog. They can assess your dog's health and discuss treatment options. In some cases, medication or pain management can significantly improve your dog's quality of life.

However, there may come a time when the best option is to consider euthanasia. While euthanasia is an incredibly difficult decision, this end-of-life service can be the most humane choice if your dog is suffering. At-home euthanasia provides a peaceful and comfortable environment for your dog to pass while surrounded by loved ones. This service can be a less stressful alternative to a clinical setting, allowing you to say goodbye in a familiar and loving space.

Contact Peaceful Pet In Home, LLC for End-of-Life Services to Help Your Pet Pass Peacefully

Making end-of-life decisions is never easy. Peaceful Pets In Home, LLC in Tucson, AZ, can help if you are dealing with this difficult situation. Our compassionate team can guide you through the euthanasia process and offer support during this challenging time. Contact us today at (520) 284-2400 to discuss your options and learn how we can help your furry friend pass peacefully.

When it's time to let go of a beloved companion

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What to Do When You Need Us

When you know your pet is ready, or your pet lets you know they are ready, simply give us a call, and we will handle everything, so you can focus your attention on spending time with your pet and being there for them (and they for you). We're here whenever you know the time is right.  

FAMILY PET SERVICES will contact you within 10-14 days after euthanasia to pick up you pets ashes. They are located at 4255 S Randolph Ave  Ste 101 Tucson, AZ 85714. Call them directly if you have questions at (520) 358-9469. They are wonderful and there to help.

We provide At-Home Pet Euthanasia to the following Service Areas:

  • Tucson
  • Littletown
  • Catalina Foothills
  • Drexel-Alvernon
  • Green Valley
  • Marana
  • Oro Valley
  • Sahuarita
  • Catalina
  • Vail
  • Tucson Estates

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