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Would you operate on a mouse???

  • Yes - without question!

    Votes: 4 16.7%
  • Maybe - depends on cost or likely outcome.

    Votes: 9 37.5%
  • No way!

    Votes: 11 45.8%
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I wouldnt chose to operate for a couple of reasons the biggest one being that I am a breeder for show purposes so as part of that I am on occasion having to have healthy mice culled so fighting for a very ill mouse to survive just doesnt make sense. Also I have too many mice to spend that much money/time on just one of them. However I also keep some small animals as pets, rabbits and a hamster and I keep those purely for the purpose of pets so I wouldnt hesitate in taking them to the vets and opting for surgery if its is necessary regardless (within reason) of cost.

The life span of a mouse is short anyway and the risks of operating is so high. I used to work in a vets and we very rarely operated on anything other than a cat or dog apart from rabbit neutering. The vets I worked with loved having smaller animals in for surgery as it was interesting and challenging, as such quite frequently they didnt charge the owners!
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