Almost $500 Spent For Surgery On Constipated Pet. A Pet Goldfish.

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Suzanne Robertson
The beloved pet was stopped up. This story is wacky on so many levels. Let's explore the over-the-top tale:

#1: A UK man noticed that his beloved goldfish was constipated. How did he spot the stop-up? Never mind, we don't want to know. 

#2: The man bundled up his beloved pet and took him to the vet.

So. Many. Questions.

Did the pet owner stroll to the doc with fishy in a bowl? Did he put the goldfish in a traveling case and drive? Was he mortified to be sitting in the waiting room with legit pet owners? (You know, pets with fur and personalities)  

#3: The fish lover was told that surgery would cost nearly $500. He said "okey dokey" and actually pulled out his wallet. That's 5 - 0 - 0.  

#4: A vet actually operated on the tiny fish saying, "The issue was the fish couldn't poo and it would have eventually become toxic and it would have died." 

Involving tubes and a miniature heart-rate monitor, here's how the surgery went down: 

Vet Faye Bethell used anaesthetised water to knock out the goldfish before removing the blockages.

"At the end of the day they're all pets and everybody does have a commitment to their pet," Bethell said. "[The goldfish] was constipated because he had a lump blocking his bottom" she said.

Well then! Goldfish can't have a bran muffin? Twitter had opinions, of course. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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