Hello everyone, my four month old male cocker spaniel had cherry eye surgery on Friday July 1. He had the tuck and not the removal. His eyes look very swollen and red and I haven't been able to speak to the vet. It is the fourth day after surgery and I'm just wondering if his eyes should still be this swollen. Is there anyone who has experienced a pet with cherry eye surgery that could offer me some advice? Thanks for any help.
Hi, My son got his first show Beagle last summer and it needed surgery for Cherry eye, we had the complete removal per the breeders request, it only cost us $50.00 and we had absolutely no problems, a week of salve, you couldnt even tell she had any surgery done, except that the cherry eye was gone!
My 6 month havanese just had tuck surgery for cherry eye on July 5. Although the eye was a bit red for a couple of days, no swelling was noticed. The gland has popped back out a few times, but can be quickly pushed back into place. So far today, the gland has stayed in place all day. Does anyone else have experience like this?
The vet we used did not recommend one over the other, but of course if it pops back out after a tuck, then he makes more money. But everyone we have spoke with in the Beagle world...a very pouplar breed for this problem...says removal is best.
Hello everyone, thanks for your replies. I took my puppy back to the vet and the vet said that it would probably take a total of two weeks to completely heal. The vet gave my puppy a shot of some kind of medicine, I forgot the name of it, to reduce the swelling. By the same night the swelling had gone down a lot. His eyes look a little red now but he looks way better than before. I really didn't want to get the removal of the cherry eye because cockers are known to get dry eye which is another problem. I just hope that it doesn't pop back out.