If the courts begin giving awards such as this, the costs of veterinarian care will skyrocket. It's already expensive enough to give our pets the preventative care and treatments they need and deserve. Fewer and fewer pets will get this care if costs increase enough to cover the expense of the insurance that doctors will have to carry, and some clinics will simply disappear. Less care for the masses, because a few people can't accept the fact that their dog is dead!? Don't you realize that no matter what happens, you're going to outlive your dog!!!?
Further more, having worked in the pet care field for more than 20 years, i think putting any dog though a cancer treatment that debilitates it to the point of needing a feeding tube is cruel and inhumane. Dogs only live in the here and now. They don't and can't have hopes of better days to come; they can only live inside the misery we're willing to put them through for our own emotional (selfish) reasons. I'm not saying don't treat your pet for any illness that makes them feel bad, but think carefully about how much suffering your dog needs to go through to keep you from shedding a tear.
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