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Resources for ongoing support and decision making during veterinary hospice and palliative care

The Argus institute
The Argus Institute was established at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University to address the unique needs that pet owners face when coping with a pet with life limiting illness and confronted with losing a companion animal. The Argus Institute offers a wide variety of information for pet owners, veterinarians and veterinary health care professionals.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY OF LIFE?

petcaregiverburden.com  – A wonderful website for caregivers of pets with serious illness

SAYING GOODBYE – Katherine Goldberg, DVM, MSW

ASSESSING QUALITY OF LIFE IN OUR ANIMALS – Jessica Pierce, PhD

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME? – Assessing Quality of Life for Your Companion Animal and Making End-of-Life Decisions

HONORING THE BOND – Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center

QUALITY OF LIFE SCALE – Alice Villalobos, DVM, DPNAP, link to HMMM scale

painfreecats.org  – A terrific website to help assess pain in cats.

Pain Assessment Scales : for DOGS and CATS

www.VeterinaryWisdom.com || This website offers information on such topics as helping children through companion animal euthanasia, ideas on pet scrapbooks and keepsakes as well as help with the difficult end-of-life decision making process.