This is one of the hardest questions I get asked. I have recently told a family to talk to your pet, they will tell you when it is time. That may sound like strange advice, put it is true. As pet owners we all know when our pet is trying to tell us something. I have met with folks that often struggle with this issue and I have used the quality of life scale developed by Dr. Alice Villalobos as a guide to help owners access their pet’s current quality of life. I have posted Dr. Villalobos scale for you to download and work through. Please feel free to call me to discuss your pet’s specific situation, I always offer free consultations. I am honored to serve familes with my mobile vet service in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.