UK veterinarian operates on constipated goldfish

UK veterinarian operates on constipated goldfish

[Ed. – Cut me some slack, people.  It’s not every day you get to write a constipated goldfish headline.]

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 £300.

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

“[The goldfish] was constipated because he had a lump blocking his bottom, rather than because of his diet or any other reason,” she said. …

“We’ve got one nurse who bubbles anaesthetic gas through a tube that goes in through its mouth and over its gills, and then we have a second nurse to monitor with a probe to check the heart rate,” Miss Bethell said.

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