Indian River Mobile Veterinary Services, Dr. Melloney Erwin, DVM

Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine,Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy, Food Therapy, In-Home Euthanasia and Cremation Services

SERVICES

Please be aware that we are no longer providing routine health care. Our focus is now exclusively on the physical rehabilitation practices listed below that Dr. Erwin has been honing over the last decade in addition to in-home euthanasia.
  • rehabilitation evaluations
  • cold therapeutic laser
  • acupuncture
  • spinal manipulation therapy
  • home exercise plans
  • Chinese herbal medicine
  • in-home euthanasia
  • individual and communal cremation through Gateway
  • Quality of Life Assessment
  • Any services we do not provide are available through our Base Hospital-Apsley Veterinary Services.

QUALITY OF LIFE ASSESSMENT

If you are just not sure if it is your four-legged family member’s time or if there is something you can do to improve their quality of life for a while longer we can come do a quality of life assessment.

We will spend the time to talk to you about your pet’s life and current condition, do a in-depth history and physical examination. We will discuss any potential diagnostic testing or treatment options that could potentially help your pet live a better quality of life, and share our findings with the veterinarian of your choosing.

Any diagnostic and treatment options would be done through your veterinarian. Indian River Mobile Veterinary Services provides physical rehabilitation services if appropriate to the Peterborough area (please contact us to find out if you are in our service area). If it is determined that it is time to say good-bye to your special friend we can proceed at the same appointment or comeback when you are ready

QUALITY OF LIFE EVALUATION-see below as a guideline for determining your pet’s quality of life. For a more in-depth/on-going analysis download the Grey Muzzle App on your phone to track their condition daily.

LIFE ACTIVITY                                            SCORE 0(very poor)-100(excellent)

Mental Status (depression/dementia)                                 (0-100)

General Activity Level                                                             (0-100)

Appetite                                                                                      (0-100)

Defecation (incontinence/difficulty)                                    (0-100)

Urination (incontinence/volume/frequency)                     (0-100)

Overall Well-being                                                                    (0-100)

Life Activity Subtotal                                                       (0-600)

PAIN SCORE                                              SCORE 0(no pain)-100(severe pain)

Amount of Pain                                                               (0-100)

QUALITY OF LIFE SCORE=LIFE ACTIVITY SCORE-(PAIN SCOREX2)

                                                             (0-600)                           (0-200)

APPLICATION OF QUALITY OF LIFE SCORE

SCORE               QUALITY OF LIFE

500                    EXCELLENT

400-500             GOOD

300-399             MODERATE

100-299             POOR

<100                  CONSIDER EUTHANASIA

 

 

 

 

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