People will do anything for their pets. Daniel the dachshund needs emergency surgery for $5,000? Whiskers the kitten has allergies and needs a nebulizer for $1,500? You’ll make it work, right? You'd be better off just getting a goldfish.
The vets at the center were pretty impressed that the little guy got a pebble that big down his throat in the first place.
“He is 13g and only 5cm (a little more than an inch) long,” veterinarian Emma McMillan said. “The pebble was about 8 or 9mm (just under a 1/2 inch) long and was stuck lengthways across the side of his mouth, which is why he couldn’t spit it back out."
So how do you help a goldfish whose brain in the size of… Wait, do they even have brains? Dr. McMillan and the other vets on her team put an anesthetic in the water so Conquer would get loopy and fall asleep.