• It seems like my dog is scratching at her eye and causing what looks like the start of a cherry eye. How do I prevent that from fully forming?

    Hi Kaitlyn,

    I recommend that you take your dog into see a veterinarian as soon as possible if you have not already done so. Cherry eye is a prolapse of the third eyelid gland so once it occurs it can’ be prevented. However, there can be other things that can cause the third eyelid to become inflamed which can look like cherry eye. These include infection, an allergic reaction, an eye injury, or something more severe like glaucoma. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of her symptoms and the treatment that she needs after they have examined her.


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