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Goldfish Undergoes Life Saving Surgery

Postby sunnyd » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:18 pm

Dying Goldfish With Head Tumour Receives Surgery

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/stor ... y/?cs=4110

A dying goldfish suffering from a head tumour will live to swim another day after undergoing life-threatening surgery.

George, a standard goldfish, was admitted to Lort Smith Animal Hospital in North Melbourne last week to undergo surgery for a tumour that was "affecting his quality of life".

Dr Tristan Rich, who performed the intricate surgery, said 10-year-old George was unable to swim and eat properly, and was starting to "really suffer".

"I gave then owner the option of trying to take [the tumour] off, or putting him to sleep," he said.



Swim on, George, lol.
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Re: Goldfish Undergoes Life Saving Surgery

Postby bmh67wa » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:42 pm

It cost the owner $200. That's one expensive goldfish! :o
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Re: Goldfish Undergoes Life Saving Surgery

Postby sunnyd » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:40 pm

And the moral of the story is.....Never underestimate the love of a pet owner.

More surgeries for goldfish. :shrug:

Two Pet Goldfish Get Surgeries Totaling $750

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/two-pet-gol ... aling-750/

For some people, the price of a pet's health is never too high: A team of veterinarians in Scotland performed a set of operations on pet goldfish that cost nearly $750.

The team - from Inglis Veterinary Hospital in Fife, Scotland - removed the blind, cancerous eye of a goldfish named "Star." They also operated on another fish named "Nemo" to remove a lump. The complex operations, which cost $747 U.S. (500 British pounds), involved an exotic consultant surgeon, a vet to keep the fish anesthetized and a nurse to monitor their heart rates, hospital staff wrote in a Facebook post.

"This is a highly specialist field - using anesthetic on a goldfish carries a very high risk - and I'm delighted for the owner that everything went OK and the owners are happy," said exotic-animals expert Brigitte Lord, according to the post. "The financial value of a goldfish may be quite small, but I think the fact that someone should have paid that much for an operation reflects the true value of the bond between pets and humans." [Photos: Giant Goldfish & Other Freaky Fish]

Abby Gordon, 21, a student in Glasgow, won the fish, named Star, at a fairground stall 12 years ago, by throwing a Ping-Pong ball into a goldfish bowl. (Goldfish have an average lifespan of several decades with the proper diet and living conditions; the world's oldest goldfish lived a whopping 43 years, according to Guinness World Records.) Abby's mother, Jane Gordon, "didn't want Star to be lonely," the hospital staff said, so she bought another fish, Nemo.


I'll brb, my goldfish is drowning....
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