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What would you spend on emergency goldfish surgery?

Kai Ryssdal Sep 14, 2016
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What would you spend on emergency goldfish surgery?

Kai Ryssdal Sep 14, 2016
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Look, I love my pets as much as the next guy, but there’s gotta be a limit and I think I found it.

A woman in Australia was concerned that her pet goldfish seemed to be choking on something.

Off to the vet she went, and sure enough Conquer, a goldfish — I can’t emphasize this enough — had swallowed one of those pebbles you put at the bottom of a bowl. A goldfish bowl.

Long story short, emergency fish surgery and one night in the animal hospital later, Conquer was fine.

The final bill? $375 dollars.

For a goldfish.

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