January 2nd, 2015 11:10 EST
Dude Pays Nearly $500 for Constipated Goldfish Surgery
"A goldfish lover from Norfolk paid hundreds of pounds in vets` fees when his pet became constipated.
The owner took his ailing fish to Toll Barn Veterinary Centre in North Walsham where vets told him it was constipated and an operation would cost about Â£300.
Vet Faye Bethell used anaesthetised water to knock out the goldfish before removing the blockages."
I have two cats and a dog and I love all animals, but I would certainly balk at forking over $463 dollars to treat a goldfish for constipation.
Hell if I`m constipated I wouldn`t even dream of seeing a doctor, I would just gulp a bottle of Pepto Bismol and hope for the best.
The goldfish was about two years old at the time of the surgery and is now expected to live for up to ten years.
This goldfish is lucky to have such a caring owner, if the average person noticed that their goldfish was constipated, they would just think " great, now I won`t have to clean his bowl as often. "