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Determining your pet’s quality of life can take some expert advice.

Seeing your pet age or struggle with health issues can be challenging. How do you know if your beloved companion is still living a fulfilling life? Dr. K provides compassionate mobile pet quality of life assessments for cats and dogs in Seattle and the surrounding areas with At Home Veterinary Services. These exams aim to help you understand your pet’s current condition and make informed decisions about their care.

What is My Pet’s Quality of Life?

Determining the quality of life of a pet approaching the end of their life requires a sensitive and comprehensive approach. Dr. K conducts a detailed physical examination and reviews any available health history to gauge your pet’s overall well-being. During the assessment, we discuss key aspects of your pet’s daily life with you, such as:

Basic Functions:

Can your pet eat, move their bowels, and breathe properly?


Is your pet able to move around on their own or with minimal assistance?

Enjoyment of Life:

Does your pet still engage in and enjoy activities they used to love?

These factors are used to determine how your pet is doing and what steps should be taken to ensure their comfort. Our pet quality of life assessments are not meant to steer you toward any particular decision but to equip you with the knowledge to make choices that are best for your pet and your family. There is no judgment here, only guidance and support.

Pet Palliative and Hospice Care

If during your pet’s quality of life assessment we determine that your pet is in discomfort and cannot be effectively cured, we can provide palliative and hospice care options. This service focuses on relieving the symptoms and stress of illness or age. Pet hospice care aims to improve the quality of life for your pet and your family during your remaining time together. Dr. K will discuss options such as pain management or lifestyle changes with you. 

Considerate End-of-Life Decisions for Your Pet

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While it is a difficult subject, when the quality of life is severely diminished and discomfort becomes too great, humane euthanasia may be considered. Dr. K approaches this sensitive subject with the utmost compassion and respect, making sure you have all the necessary information to make a decision when or if the time comes.

In Home Quality of Life Exams

Seeing a pet in decline is never easy, but you don’t have to face these tough decisions alone. Let us help you evaluate your pet’s health and comfort, ensuring they receive the care they need at this critical time. Contact At Home Veterinary Services today to schedule a mobile pet quality of life consultation.

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If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call Dr. Knasiak at
Tel. (206) 225-0463

Dr. Knasiak with At Home Veterinary Services provides mobile pet quality of life assessments for dogs and cats in Seattle, Renton, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell, Everett, Issaquah, Sammamish, Newcastle, Kent, Auburn, Covington, Maple Valley, Burien, Tukwila, Federal Way, Enumclaw, Snohomish, Lake Stevens, Monroll, Tacoma, Black Diamond, and nearby areas.

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