- Your relationship with your pet
- Your pet’s personality and daily activity level
- Your veterinarian’s input
- The quality of your pet’s life
We are faced with euthanasia decisions on a monthly and sometimes weekly basis at Bob’s House and it is rarely an easy call to make. We get to know each dog very well in our facility. It is the dogs that have been with us longest that we are able to notice changes in to make the “call” confidently. Some dogs arrive in rough shape and we don’t know what their normal behavior and energy is. This is where we rely heavily on a veterinarian’s help, medical testing (bloodwork or x-ray), and monitoring to weigh our decision.
- Do you think they have good quality of life?
- Are they enjoying each day? Do the good days outweigh the bad?
- Are they doing daily activities comfortably? Are they able to go outside and get to and from the yard safely?
- Are they eating daily? Or is their weight dwindling?