Vetark Professional continues to receive excellent reviews for Aqua-Sed across the pet and veterinary industries. Designed as an easy-to-use liquid anaesthetic for pond and aquarium fish not destined for the table, Aqua-Sed is proving highly successful due to the method of administration. A phenoxyethanol based product, the volume of water as opposed to fish size determines dosage. This ensures the process is simple and efficient particularly when combined with the pump-dispenser that minimises the chance of incorrect measurement. Users cite it as the simplest and least stressful method of anaesthesia for both the fish and themselves.
While Vetark Professional is incredibly pleased with the response to the product it highlights the worrying high numbers of pet fish who are left die under the perception that fish don’t feel pain. There are a number of studies highlighting that fish feel something akin to what humans understand as pain and thus Vetark consider it to be highly unethical to allow a slow death from sickness when this is frowned upon for other pet species. At a high dose Aqua-Sed is a fast, calm and painless method of euthanasia considered by welfare experts to be a significantly better approach than traditional methods, which involve major trauma. The company hopes to work with veterinarians, breeders and traders to educate owners about correct methods for dealing with fish illness and, when necessary, the humane approach to euthanasia of terminally ill fish.
Aqua-Sed is available throughout the aquatic trade and direct from veterinary wholesalers. For more information please visit www.vetark.co.uk