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New insurance available for military veterans' service dogs

by Tammy Thueringer
Feb 27, 2014


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Army Veteran Chris Maddeford gives directions to his service dog, AJ.

Anyone who has owned an animal knows it's not cheap. For those on a fixed income -- like many military veterans -- the financial burden can often be devastating. But new pet insurance for veterans' service animals may help owners avoid hard choices.