An Extremely Dedicated Pet Owner Spent $500 On Their Goldfish’s Surgery

Our pets are like family members; we’d do anything for them, and seeing them sick or in pain is a tremendously unbearable, helpless feeling. There are 24-hour veterinarians for a reason; our pets health is important, and finding a way to save them in the event of an emergency is a must. Nothing else matters. Would you pay $500 to save the life of your cat or dog? Of course, you would. How about the goldfish you picked up at Walmart last week to keep your kids busy? Probably not, right?

Apparently, you just don’t love your goldfish as much as an Australian woman does, because that’s exactly what she shelled out to rid her little goldfish of the rock it had swallowed. Shame on you. Bad goldfish owner.

Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinary Services center in Brisbane, Australian shared photos recently of a goldfish a 21-year-old woman brought into their clinic in desperate need of a medic. The fish named “Conquer” had been acting weird, so it’s owner brought it to the vet (as one does with a $12 goldfish) and asked them to check it out. According to a clinic spokesperson that spoke to Buzzfeed, the attentive owner’s quick action undoubtedly saved her pets life.

“It really came down to the fact that his mum is so observant,” the spokesperson said. “Had she not noticed the subtle changes in her pet, he would surely have starved.”

So the next time your daughter’s goldfish is floating a little to the left, you might want to take it to see a doctor. If you don’t it could cost you another $12 and a trip to Walmart. Wait, that wasn’t a very convincing argument.

(Via Buzzfeed)