Perhaps the biggest indicator to when it might be time to consider pet euthanasia, is your pet's quality of life.
How will you know if his quality of life has diminished?
Think about a typical day when your pet was healthy:
• How much and how often did he eat or drink?
• Does he eliminate in the correct place?
• Does he still play with his favorite toys, or enjoy favorite activities?
By taking note of these items – and anything else that was an integral part of your lives together – you can begin to see more clearly the ways in which your pet may have declined.
Quality of Life Scale
There are a number different Quality of Life Scales to help you track your pet's day-to-day behavior, activity, demeanor, and more: