Determining when the quality of life is no longer adequate for your pet is tough, but it's an important responsibility for pet owners. You love your furry friend and don't want to see them suffer needlessly. At Peaceful Pet In Home, LLC, in Tucson, AZ, we offer end-of-life services, including at-home euthanasia.
Quality of life considers your pet's overall enjoyment and comfort in this stage of their life. Despite veterinary care, our furry friends sometimes reach a point when their quality of life is so poor, it's in their best interest to let them go.
Quality of life considers different aspects, including pain, their overall happiness and enjoyment, and their ability to move.
Your pet may reach a stage where they are in pain frequently, even with medication. If your pet is showing signs of pain, including whining, grunting, or panting frequently, they are in pain.
If their current medication is providing relief at least 75% of the time, this is considered adequate. If they are in pain more often, this is a sign that their quality of life is poor.
Do they still seem happy the majority of the time? Do they enjoy spending time with you? Playing with their favorite toys? If your pet seems down or depressed frequently, this is another sign that their quality of life is deteriorating.
Can your pet still groom themselves? Can they control their bowels and bladder, or at least move away if they have an accident? Can they walk, even if they can't run and play like they used to? Can they eat food and drink on their own? If the answer to these questions is no, you may want to consider end-of-life services.
It's important to note that quality of life is a scale, with these aspects all being considerations. If your pet is struggling in several of these areas, it may be time to consider euthanasia.
If your pet's quality of life is poor, it's time to consider at-home euthanasia. We offer euthanasia and other end-of-life services in Tucson, AZ, to make the transition peaceful and as easy as possible for you and your pet. Call Peaceful Pet In Home at 520-284-2400 for more information.
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.