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Moon shines once again
28th January 2019

By Robert Ellis

A pet rat has recovered following surgery at a York veterinary practice to remove a tumour the size of a satsuma!

The lump weighed around 250g while Moon, the two-year-old rodent, is reportedly 330g.

Vets Alicia Dixon and Nina Bertelsmann performed the operation at the Tower Veterinary Group’s main branch in York.

Alicia said: “There are severe risks with this operation in rats, including bleeding, loss of blood supply to the leg and euthanasia under general anaesthetic, so we were delighted with such a happy outcome for the patient.”

Moon has since made a full recovery at home with her owners.