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|Comment||Thank you for the answer. For now, Aki is eating fine, not exhibiting any sign of pain, and the vet said there was no infection in her eyes at all (as I thought, she really doesn't see from both eyes but he said it wasn't cataract, just the optic nerve not working anymore). He looked at her teeth and found nothing, even if it wasn't under anesthesia so I know that some problems might still be hidden (she has eaten tons of hay all her life, but she might have been genetically unlucky). For now, I'm guessing her eyesight went away quickly and that she just had trouble eating the hay from the hayrack as putting a pile on the floor seemed to resolve the stasis problem. Nevertheless, I'll keep your advice in mind and will ask for a complete dental exam at another vet if she looks unwell again. Thanks again!|
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