Cherry Eye

Description: Dogs have a third eyelid that contains a gland that produces about one-third of the fluid that bathes the eye.  It’s more common in puppies or young dogs. 

What to Watch For: If the gland is sore or swollen, it looks like a red blob in the corner of the eye. This condition is called cherry eye, and it can occur very suddenly in one or both eyes.

Treatment: If this happens to him, your vet may treat it with ointment first, but surgery is often the best option.

Treatment cost: $100 - $500+

Breeds prone to Cherry Eye include:


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