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Simply Housecalls, Inc.

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30386 Esperanza, Suite 300
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Phone: 949-215-9119
Fax: 949-215-9939

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Monday8 am4 pm
Tuesday8 am4 pm
Wednesday8 am12 pm
Thursday8 am4 pm
Friday8 am4 pm
Saturdayby apptonly
Sundayclosed
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Quality of Life Scale 

Pet caregivers can use this Quality of Life Scale to determine the success of Pawspice care. Score patients using a scale of: 0 to 10 (10 being ideal). 

Score  Criterion 
0-10  HURT - Adequate pain control & breathing ability is of top concern. Trouble breathing outweighs all concerns. Is the pet’s pain well managed? Can the pet breathe properly? Is oxygen supplementation necessary? 
0-10  HUNGER - Is the pet eating enough? Does hand feeding help? Does the pet need a feeding tube? 
0-10  HYDRATION - Is the pet dehydrated? For patients not drinking enough water, use subcutaneous fluids daily or twice daily to supplement fluid intake. 
0-10  HYGIENE - The pet should be brushed and cleaned, particularly after eliminations. Avoid pressure sores with soft bedding and keep all wounds clean. 
0-10  HAPPINESS - Does the pet express joy and interest? Is the pet responsive to family, toys, etc.? Is the pet depressed, lonely, anxious, bored or afraid? Can the pet’s bed be moved to be close to family activities? 
0-10  MOBILITY - Can the pet get up without assistance? Does the pet need human or mechanical help (e.g., a cart)? Does the pet feel like going for a walk? Is the pet having seizures or stumbling? (Some caregivers feel euthanasia is preferable to amputation, but an animal with limited mobility yet still alert, happy and responsive can have a good quality of life as long as caregivers are committed to helping their pet.) 
0-10  MORE GOOD DAYS THAN BAD - When bad days outnumber good days, quality of life might be too compromised. When a healthy human-animal bond is no longer possible, the caregiver must be made aware that the end is near. The decision for euthanasia needs to be made if the pet is suffering. If death comes peacefully and painlessly at home, that is okay. 
TOTAL  A total over 35 points represents acceptable life quality to continue with pet hospice (Pawspice).

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Thank you so much for your loving and compassionate care!!

Alejandra -
Fernanda & Chompis

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Simply Housecalls, Inc.
30386 Esperanza, Suite 300
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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  • Fax: 949-215-9939
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Office Hours

Day
Monday8 am4 pm
Tuesday8 am4 pm
Wednesday8 am12 pm
Thursday8 am4 pm
Friday8 am4 pm
Saturdayby apptonly
Sundayclosed
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