Are dogs considered personal property?

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I took my puppy in for a follow up visit to the vet. The puppy was returned to me with breathing difficulties. The vet X-rayed his chest and found that there was fluid on his lungs. After rushing him to the emergency hospital, he died. All tests resulted with the fact that the dog did not have any virus, bacteria, electrocution, poison, near drowning, or hit by a car. It experienced some sort of trauma at the vet. The vet won't pay for his bills leading up to the accident stating it's personal property and he doesn't have to. Is he right?

Timothy McCormick / Libris Solutions Answered 5 years ago This attorney is licensed in California View Attorney Profile Important Notice