Quality of Life for Pets with Heart Disease

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Quality of Life can be altered in dogs and cats with heart disease. Things you might notice in your pet can include difficulty breathing, low energy, reduced appetite, or altered sleeping patterns. Most owners place a high value on a good quality of life for their pets.

We have developed the quality of life questionnaires for dogs and cats with heart disease. Taking this questionnaire may help you with a more objective assessment of how your pet’s heart disease is affecting him or her. You could also consider filling out the questionnaire and taking it with you to your next visit with your veterinarian or veterinary cardiologist. The questionnaire might pinpoint problems or concerns that your veterinarian might be able to help solve or improve.