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Family Spends $250 To Remove Tumor From Their 20-Year-Old Goldfish
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Family Spends $250 To Remove Tumor From Their 20-Year-Old Goldfish

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When a family spotted a lump on their 20-year-old goldfish’s fin, they took it to Dr Faye Bethell, a well-known vet. The doctor saved the day by performing a surgery on Bob the fish. It took the vet based in Norfolk, England 30 minutes to remove the tumor. The surgery cost around $250. “The option was to remove the lump or put him to sleep and now he is doing brilliantly,” Dr Bethell commented. “Bob’s owners were really pleased because the goldfish is older than their children and he’s very much considered part of the family.”

The vet used a miniature heart-rate monitor, fed the fish anaesthetics, and carried out the operation with micro-surgical equipment. “It’s pretty complicated because everything is so small.” She added: “This one was the oldest fish we’ve operated on… Bob’s now back home and enjoying swimming properly for the first time in weeks.”

“We are definitely seeing pets living longer,” stressed Dr Bethell. “It’s really nice when you get an owner who wants to save them and great to help.”

More info: Toll Barn Veterinary Centre | Facebook (h/t)

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When a family spotted a lump on their 20-year-old goldfish’s fin, they took it to Dr Faye Bethell

Image credits: Toll Barn Vets

The well-known doctor saved the day by performing a 30 minute surgery on Bob the fish that cost $250

Image credits: Toll Barn Vets

“The option was to remove the lump or put him to sleep and now he is doing brilliantly”

Image credits: Toll Barn Vets

“Bob’s owners were really pleased because…  he’s very much considered part of the family”

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Image credits: Toll Barn Vets

The vet fed the fish anaesthetics and used a miniature heart-rate monitor and micro-surgical equipment

Image credits: Toll Barn Vets

“It’s pretty complicated because everything is so small”

Image credits: Toll Barn Vets

“Bob’s now back home and enjoying swimming properly for the first time in weeks”

Image credits: Toll Barn Vets

“We are definitely seeing pets living longer… It’s really nice when you get an owner who wants to save them”

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Image credits: Toll Barn Vets

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Emre
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a decision of the family and we should have respect for this. Money doesn't matter.

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Michel M. Prins
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the fact that they consider him so much of a family member that they are willing to spend that amount of money to keep him alive. They have my respect for appreciating all sizes of living creatures.

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MadamButterfly
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Get well soon Bob,bless his owners,all life is precious no matter how small.

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Emre
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a decision of the family and we should have respect for this. Money doesn't matter.

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Michel M. Prins
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the fact that they consider him so much of a family member that they are willing to spend that amount of money to keep him alive. They have my respect for appreciating all sizes of living creatures.

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MadamButterfly
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Get well soon Bob,bless his owners,all life is precious no matter how small.

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