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Pet Quality of Life Scale 

  • MOBILITY

    • 2 Good Mobility: No difficulty getting around enjoys walks and going outside

    • 1 Poor Mobility: Difficulty getting up, hard to get into the position to eliminate, short walks only

    • 0 Bare Min Mobility: Needs assistance, pain meds/anti-inflammatories don't help

  • SOCIAL FUNCTIONS

    • 2 Interacts normally with family and other pets

    • 1  Some interactions with family and other pets

    • 0 Hides in closet/under bed, or avoids family and other pets

  • MENTAL HEALTH

    • 2 Enjoys play activities, doing favorite things

    • 1 Decrease in doing favorite things

    • 0  No interest in favorite things

  • NUTRITION/Hydration

    • 2 Good Appetite & water intake

    • 1 Poor Appetite/ poor or increased water intake-hand feeding, needs enticing

    • 0 NO Appetite/ requires subq fluids

  • NATURAL FUNCTIONS

    • 2 Normal urination/defication

    • 1 Reduced/irregularurination/defication

    • 0 None

EXAMPLE SCALE IS AS FOLLOWS:

10-9 Everything is OK

8-5 Requires intervention (medicaitons)

5> Consider Humane Euthanasia

Directions: Use the key factors of QOL below to help assess your pet's condition. Do this daily so to get a trend of your pet's progress.  Maximum Score is 10.