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Long in the Tooth: Goldie the Pufferfish Has Emergency Dental Work

January 24, 2022
by The Guardian


A pufferfish had to undergo emergency dental work after her teeth grew so big she was unable to eat.

The owner of Goldie the porcupine pufferfish, Mark Byatt, 64, rushed her to the vets in Kent after noticing she was losing weight because her long teeth prevented her from eating properly.

Medics at Sandhole Veterinary Centre in Snodland, Kent, confirmed the five-year-old pufferfish’s teeth needed to be sawed down. They sedated her using a water bowl filled with a mild anaesthetic solution, so they could cut off one inch from her teeth.

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