“Goldie is one of the family’s most adored members.”
This is Goldie, a nice pet pufferfish that always seems to be in a good mood. That happy energy is contagious for Goldie’s devoted owner, Mark Byatt.
“She has a fantastic personality!” According to Byatt, who spoke to The Dodo, “In general, she’s a really happy fish.”
Goldie’s happiness is contagious. However, it has been showing a little too much until recently.
Goldie, a pufferfish, has teeth that fuse together to form a single huge tooth. This tooth is also constantly expanding to compensate for the damage caused by their shellfish diet.
These hard-shelled nibbles are a favorite of Goldie’s. However, her chompers grew quicker than they were ground down in recent months, leaving her teeth longer than they should be.
Byatt was concerned that it may ultimately affect her capacity to eat, so he took her to the Sandhole Veterinary Centre for assistance.
Goldie was anesthetized so that dental procedures could be done without causing her any discomfort.
After that, her enlarged tooth was carefully clipped.
“We utilize fish-safe anesthesia,” the clinic noted, “and [nurse] Debbie handled her with a towel, often placing her back into the water.”
Goldie’s operation went well, and she now has a much healthier grin.
“She’s overjoyed with her new grin!” According to Byatt.
There’s no mistake about it now that you’ve seen Goldie.
Goldie can now enjoy her meals much more easily thanks to the dental treatment.
But her reasons for happiness don’t stop there.
Goldie’s owner adores her, and he makes sure she understands it.
“All the time and money I spend making sure she lives in the greatest circumstances and has a happy, healthy existence is well worth it,” Byatt said. “Goldie is one of the family’s most adored members.”