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    John Stuart Mill said in his critique of capitalism how capitalists often use death as a way to make money. People will give their arm to have a chance to save a loved one and doctors know that.

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    I helped her with the expenses even thought the prognosis was very iffy because I knew that if she didn't do everything possible, she would always regret it and wonder if she could have saved the dog. In this case, the treatment was worth the money, even though the dog died, because it gave her the peace of mind that the loss was inevitable.

    It also improved your image in her eyes.

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    My dog was put to sleep and could not be saved at 7 years old. It still cost my family $5k but would be at least $10K if full surgery were to be done. He died in January.
    Sorry to hear that Big.

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    Big - sorry to hear about your loss. Just lost my dog in April.

    My dog was 7. He had surgery that cost me $4K with all the associated x-rays, testing, etc. He still passed only a couple months later. I don't regret spending the money.

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    I would say a prayer for him and let him go.

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    A few years ago, my 9 year old Pinscher broke his neck while everyone in the house was sleeping and in the morning, I found him paralyzed near his bed. I took him to the vet, then the surgical center and then I received the news. He was in pain and surgery would relieve the pain, however, he would never walk again. I asked for a couple of minutes and spent our final moments together. That one took a while before I was back to normal.

    Big sorry for your loss.

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