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Treating Cherry Eye in Dogs

Dogs, cats, and many other mammals have a third eyelid inside their lower eyelids, also called the nictitating membrane. This third eyelid protects your dog’s eye, and it also holds tear ducts that are responsible for about 35% of your dog’s tear production.  When this third eyelid prolapses, this is commonly referred to as cherry eye because of the bright pink bulge it produces in the corner of your dog’s eye.  While cherry eye is not life-threatening, it can lead to further health complications if not treated right away. In this article, we’ll provide possible causes, what signs to look