So much comes into play...age of the dog, condition, prognosis. I just paid over $3,000 to have tests done on my two year old min pin. Prognosis is good and he seems to be fine now but it was an awful lot. We met a woman at the vet who had already spent $20,000 on a 15 year old dog and refused to put the dog to sleep even at the vet's suggestion. The dog has seizures and lives with a tube in its throat for feeding. To me, that's cruelty, but that's just my opinion.