Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

Quality of Life Definition

Quality of Life: How enjoyable is life for your dog? Sometimes cancer treatments may extend longevity, but also increase the number of side effects a dog experiences. If side effects can’t be managed or become too severe, life quality may go down. On the other hand, life quality can also be deliberately increased. Paying attention to the optimal balance of life quality and longevity is an important part of Full Spectrum cancer care, and is discussed in the Making Confident Choices section of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide.

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