— Mark And Michelle Lasky, Reseda, CA
Quality of life is the balance between pleasant and unpleasant feelings experienced over a period of time. You can improve your dog’s quality of life by providing company and mental stimulation; minimizing changes in his environment that can lead to unpleasant surprises; and providing a comfortable environment, hygiene, regular veterinary care, and good nutrition. While no longer able to experience some pleasurable activities the way he did before, with your help and through psychological adaptation, he will enjoy life almost or as much as has until now
Dr. Amir Shanan is owner of Compassionate Veterinary Care in Chicago, offering 24/7 end-of-life consultations, in-home hospice, and private hospital rooms that allow guardians to stay with their hospitalized pet 24 hours a day. Dr. Shanan can be reached at CompassionateVet.com and CompassionForPets.org.
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