Help your canine companion enjoy life even after they have been diagnosed with a terminal illness or have reached old age. To ensure your animal family member stays as comfortable as possible, we provide an at-home quality of life assessment, dog pain relief, including all aspects of palliative and geriatric medicine and care.
Because we are dog owners and dog lovers ourselves, we know that you want your companion to be pain-free and live their life as close to how they have always done . This only gets easier when you can get a Caring Vet to come and examine them in person in the environment where they feel most comfortable.
You will be able to make sure all aspects of their mental as well as physical health are taken care of without needing the struggle to get to your nearest veterinary clinic.
Your Dog Pain Relief Consultation
Get in touch with us now for a chat over the phone about your dog's health. We can then dispatch a Caring Vet to you come to your house and examine your pet personally. Any problems with them being a little too overeager, shy or even aggressive will not be a problem - your Vet will have faced a situation just like this before and will know exactly what to do.
After your consultation your Vet will help you plan for your dog's future well-being, creating a plan for their care, or advising you on available pet pain relief options.
Why Would I Get a Quality of Life Consultation At Home?
Any additional stress and discomfort involved in transporting your elderly or ill dog are best avoided. By getting your quality of life consultation you spare your companion this, and also make it easy to:
- Get dog painkillers and other medication to increase their comfort
- Learn how you can spot signs that your dog's health is deteriorating
- Make sure environmental as well mental and physical conditions are taken into account
- Get situational advice regarding how to adapt to your dog's changing health requirements
What Painkillers Can You Give a Dog?
Many of our clients ask us for a dog pain relief home remedy or other similar solutions, as well as about what painkillers you can give a dog. In all cases, we only recommend that you give your dog medicine that the Caring Vet has prescribed specifically for them. Otherwise you risk not taking into account their age, condition or the other factors that an expert knows need to be considered.
As well as dog pain medication, your in-home quality of life consultation can include:
- Diagnosis and treatment of wounded areas
- Treatment for infections
- Designing methods to stimulate their mind or their diet
- Talking about general pain management
Before and after your appointment you will be able to simply pick up your phone and talk to one of our Care Coordinators about your dog's condition 24 hours a day.
Signs of pain or discomfort in dogs
Signs of pain or discomfort in dogs are usually easier to spot than in cats, who will almost always try to hide the fact that they are hurting. Dogs, on the other hand, show symptoms such as:
- Loss of appetite
- Unwillingness to play or do other activities they used to enjoy
- Problems related to bathroom behaviour
- Whimpering or whining more than usual
- Growling more than usual
- General changes in personality
You need to be absolutely sure that when you book a vet home visit that you're going to be getting care from someone that you can count on. You can see below what some of our clients have said about the support that we have given them :
When Ricky was diagnosed with cancer, I really didn't know how long we'd have left. I could tell just by looking at him sometimes that he was in pain. I found this checklist and it really provided very helpful information. I took Ricky to a vet and thanks to the checklist I already knew what to ask the vet. Thankfully he told me that Ricky can live a little longer with pain medications before his life conditions deteriorate. When the time comes I know I will call Cloud 9 Vets to put Ricky to sleep.
Call Us for No Obligation Advice
Call us during normal office hours if you want to discuss a Quality of life assessment.