As the end of your pet's life nears, it is important to pay close attention to signs of deteriorating health that compromise his or her daily life. Below are a few key indicators of your pet's well-being. Absence of any of these factors indicates that the quality of life is declining and that your pet may be suffering:

  • Freedom from uncomfortable pain, distress and discomfort
  • Ability to walk and balance
  • Ability to breathe freely and without difficulty
  • Freedom from painful, inoperable tumors
  • Ability to see and hear
  • Ability to respond to owner and family
  • Ability to eat or drink