Understanding Cherry Eye in Dogs

What is Cherry Eye

Cherry eye is a condition in dogs where the gland of the third eyelid prolapses, causing a red mass to protrude from the corner of the eye.

Symptoms of Cherry Eye

 Common symptoms include redness, swelling, and irritation in the affected eye. Dogs may rub their eyes or show discomfort.

Breeds Prone to Cherry Eye

Certain breeds, like Bulldogs, Beagles, and Cocker Spaniels, are more susceptible to cherry eye due to genetics.

Treatment Options

Treatment may involve surgical correction to reposition the gland or medication to reduce inflammation. Your vet will recommend the best approach.

Recovery and Aftercare

After surgery, it's essential to follow your vet's instructions for proper healing and minimize the risk of recurrence.

Preventing Cherry Eye

 While some cases are hereditary, keeping your dog's eyes clean and free from irritation can help prevent cherry eye.

Complications to Watch For

Be aware of potential complications, such as dry eye, that may arise after cherry eye surgery. Regular check-ups are crucial.

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