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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Our Love Bird has gone blind in but wasn't the other day. Is

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Our Love Bird has gone blind in but wasn't the other day. Is there something I can feed hor to help her and maybe get some of her vision back?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. We don't have many avian oriented vets on the site. Ideally such a vet (please see here: www.aav.org) should take a look at Lucky. I'm concerned that at her advanced age I'll find irreversible changes in the lenses of her eyes (cataracts), retinal hemorrhage/detachment secondary to hypertension, or perhaps central blindness caused by stroke in these birds. To answer you directly, no, supplements/diet aren't expected to be of value. I would make sure that an avian vitamin such as Oasis brand available in pet/feed stores was in her water at half the recommended dose so as not to make her water distasteful if only to ensure that her vitamin A requirement was being met. Vitamin A is important for her eyes.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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