The Sun's cover story for Tuesday recounts the story of Susan McGrath and family, who traveled to North Carolina for a newly developed cancer treatment for their dog. The family will spend more than $25,000 on the dog's treatment, with only a 30 percent chance of a cure.
A generation or two ago, if an animal was sick with something like this, the head of the household would have likely had it euthanized, if he didn't do it himself, under the belief that the animal was suffering and there was no money for vet bills.
You hear stories like this more and more today, however, about people who will spend thousands of dollars to treat an animal for a disease or a chronic condition like diabetes.
How far would you go to treat a pet? How much have you spent to deal with a pet's medical issues? Do you think people are doing the animals a favor by trying to treat these conditions, or should they let nature take its course?