Assessing Quality of Life:
Owners are often faced with having to assess the quality of life of their pet. Dr. Alice Villalobos, veterinarian and author, is an authority in the field of ethical decision making regarding pet care. Click here to download the Quality of Life Assessment by Dr. Villalobos. How to interpret the score: A score of greater than 35 means you are adequately caring for your pet at the end of their life according to this scale. Below 35, the scale implies that euthanasia should be considered. Zero means the patient/pet is not doing well in that category and ten means they are perfectly fine and can do these things on their own.