Aging is not a black and white process, it is a gradual evolution cloaked in gray. That applies to humans, dogs and cats and when it happens to pets they will officially be categorized as adult animals. Watching the process takeover a pet can be heartbreaking. There may get to a point where your adored pet is in constant pain, perpetual discomfort, no longer eating, having unusual bathroom behavior and may not even be able to stand. A professional veterinary opinion from Dr. Cryan can deliver a quality of life exam to help evaluate a pet’s health and decide on a course of action for the sick pet.
Once a pet’s quality of life has been evaluated and discussed with the pet owner, Nova Mobile Vet is ready to assist in anyway possible. We can help you regardless of if you want a referral or if your pet needs hospice care or if euthanasia is a kinder choice. Nova Mobile Vet will be with pet owners every step of a pet’s later stages of life. When the time comes we can help make the transition less stressful for both pet and owner.
No one wants to think of their pets quality of life declining. But, as pets age their behaviors and routines may dramatically alter. Some telltale signs of decreased quality of life pet owners should look for include:
- Decrease in appetite or thirst.
- Erratic urination or defecation behaviors.
- Extreme weight loss to the point of a dog or cat having protruding bones.
- Loss of enjoyment in activities.
- Loss of mobility.
Northern Virginia pet owners who spot any of these signs in a pet should schedule a quality of life examination with Nova Mobile Vet. Once a professional vet opinion has been ascertained and shared a proper approach will be laid out to deal with issue. Not all decreases in a critter’s enjoyment in life have to result in euthanasia. Sometimes all it takes is some pain pet medication or fluid infusions to breath new life into an aging pet. No matter the outcome, Nova Mobile Vet can make the process stress free and as painless as possible.