At the Dog Aging Project, we are committed to finding ways to help all dogs live the longest, healthiest lives possible. Understanding more about the circumstances surrounding your dog’s final days will help us achieve this goal. Responses to this survey are vital because much of this information can’t be learned in any other way.
For example, neither a veterinarian nor a post-mortem examination can reveal the behavioral changes your dog may have been experiencing at home, which could have contributed to their death or to their decline in quality of life. Additionally, only you can fully explain the reasons that factored into the very difficult decision to pursue euthanasia.
Ultimately, we hope that our research will provide veterinarians the knowledge and tools to intervene more effectively to prolong the quality and quantity of life for all dogs as well as support owners through this difficult time.