When a family based in Norfolk, England 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 around 30 minutes to remove the tumor. The surgery cost was 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 as a essential 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 further exclaimed: “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,” said Dr Bethell. “It’s really nice when you get an owner who wants to save them and a pleasure to help them out.”
When a family based in Norfolk, England spotted a lump on their 20-year-old goldfish’s fin, they took it to Dr Faye Bethell, a well-known vet.