The most difficult decision is when to say good bye. Dr. Villalobos, renowned veterinary oncologist and originator of PAWSPICE developed a scoring system to help family members and veterinary teams assess a pet’s life quality, The HHHHHMM Quality of Life Scale. The five H’s stand for: Hurt, Hunger, Hydration, Hygiene and Happiness. The two M’s stand for Mobility and More good days than bad. The QoL scale is also a helpful decision making tool to assist pet lovers in the difficult process of making the final call for the gift of euthanasia to provide a peaceful and painless passing for their beloved pet.

Click on the blue link below to download a copy of the Quality of Life scale.