Most people don’t bother to insure their dogs, but the cost of not doing so can lead to heartbreak and tough decisions.
Tina Eliott likes to boast her tiny 18-month-old Griffon Bruxellois is an $11,000 dog.
That’s not the exorbitant price she paid for Nugget, but the medical bill for months-long treatment required to fix up the little girl’s front legs after she took a tumble from a high balcony.
Fortunately for Tina, a few weeks before the accident, she had taken out an insurance policy on Nugget, so her insurance company footed the massive bill. If it hadn’t, Nugget would have gone the same way many other dogs go when medical costs force owners to put their financial well-being ahead of the health of their pet.