Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a UC Davis graduate, and currently, a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.
I am sorry to hear about this concern for Fifi.
Well, a few things to address.
If concerned that her quality of life is being altered by pain, then you simply request from the vet a trial on a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and/or pain medication. If she improves, then you know the medication must be helping. If no improvement, but at the same time, she is exhibiting no other pain, you are in good shape and your vet is correct.
But, what about the inflamed eyes? That is concerned and likely she is a bit irritated.
My suggestion: Request the vet does a simple eye stain test, just to ensure no corneal injuries like a scratch is present. Simple.Eye Stain Test for Ulcers
If the eyes are okay, that enables the vet to safely prescribe a antibiotic/steroid drop. That will quickly help to alleviate inflammation in the eyes.
Skin inflammation can sometimes be induced by allergies. So, if Fifi is chewing or licking herself a lot, especially if licking the feet, make sure to mention that to the vet, as a course of antihistamines or a oral anti-inflammatory may help the skin.
Please let me know if there is anything I did not cover for you. I hope that information has been helpful.
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