Quality-of-life questionnaires are an excellent tool for the veterinary team. This questionnaire can be completed in the waiting room or during consultation with a veterinary nurse. Use of a comprehensive history form paired with this quality-of-life questionnaire can greatly assist in beginning difficult conversations with owners of senior pets and managing geriatric patients. Many age-related diseases are manageable with correct and appropriate husbandry changes.
Note: This form was adapted from a Geriatric Questionnaire by Today’s Veterinary Practice.
McMenamin C. Senior pet questionnaire. LafeberVet web site. July 29, 2022. Available at https://lafeber.com/vet/senior-pet-questionnaire/