Cherry Eye

Cherry eye is an inflammation or prolapse of the third eyelid of dogs. The third eyelid is normally hidden behind the other two eyelids, but it can be visible if it bulges out from the eye socket. The protruding tissue looks red and swollen, and it may contain a tear-like discharge. Cherry eye isn’t painful for your dog, but it can become infected if allowed to remain untreated for too long.

Cherry eye occurs most commonly in dogs with protruding eyes such as pugs and French bulldogs, but it can also occur in flat-faced breeds like Boston terriers and bulldogs. If you notice any swelling under your dog’s eye or any discharge coming from that area, contact your veterinarian immediately.

What Causes Cherry Eye in Dogs?

Cherry eye occurs most commonly in dogs with protruding eyes such as pugs and French bulldogs, but it can also occur in flat-faced breeds like Boston terriers and bulldogs. If you notice any swelling under your dog’s eye or any discharge coming from that area, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Your veterinarian will examine your dog’s eyes carefully before deciding on a treatment plan.

Published by AmberLDrake

Dr. Drake is an award-winning author and well-known cancer specialist in her field. She is best known for her extensive research on canine cancer prevention and nutrition, her dedication to help dogs live a long, happy life, and for teaching veterinary medicine. As the CEO of Canine Companions Co., the Founder of Drake Dog Cancer Foundation and Academy, and the Co-Founder of Preferable Pups, in addition to being a respected figure in the dog world, she has earned the respect of thousands of dog lovers worldwide.