Virtual Quality of Life Consult

We help you evaluate and track your pet’s quality of life.

Lovingkind pet quality of life

“Live your life. Live your life. Live your life.”

Maurice Sendak

Our team will help you to evaluate and track your pet’s quality of life, anticipating changes in their illness before they occur. Managing pain and suffering are some of the biggest concerns a family has when caring for a pet at the end of life. We also have several forms to help you assess and track your pet’s quality of life. But don’t forget that quality of life is about more than managing symptoms and pain. The little joys, smelling the flowers, watching the birds, and being with a dear friend can sometimes be more comforting than any pain medication.

What to Expect in a Quality of Life Assessment Visit

This appointment will allow us to meet you face-to-face over Zoom, where we can safely have an in-depth conversation discussing your pet’s condition, your concerns, goals, hopes, and expectations. We will help you to identify signs of pain and discomfort. We will review your pet’s medical history if available, discuss the expected progression of their disease, and potential complications and treatment options for managing any signs of discomfort you may be seeing. We discuss natural death and what we would expect, as well as the euthanasia process if indicated. We do NOT perform a physical exam or make any medical recommendations, diagnoses, or prescribe medications during this type of consult. After the virtual consult, you may choose to schedule an in-home visit to allow our doctor to perform a physical exam and provide medications, acupuncture, and ongoing management and care for you and your pet if you wish.