I have a 4 month old Boston Terrier. The vet suggest having surgery to tact the cherry eye back in place. My concern is him being so young what will happen as he grows,will the stitching restrict his growth in that area causing it to pull loose. The vet can't seem to answer my question. Does anyone know?
i have never seen the tacking surgery for cherrie eyes be very successful. they usually pop back out again over time. the best surgery is to slice the cherry eye off. less than 5 minute procedure, permanent, no sutures and will not come back.
I agree...just remove it. I just got a french bulldog and cherry eye is very common in the breed(more for the english...but is still happens) so I did a bunch of reading on it and all the info I found was against just tacking it. good luck
HI MY NAME IS TAN I HAVE READ YOUR STORY AND ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR DOG AND THAT YOU JUST NEED TO KEEP YOUR HOPES UP AND JUST BELIEF WHAT YOU WANT TO BELIEF YOUR SINCERLY TAN@TERRIFICPETS.COM LEEDS 7 PLEASE REPLY ANY TIME
My closest friend breeds American Cocker spaniels and the incidence of cherry eye is very high in the breed. She chooses to tack eyes to prevent "dry eye". In some cases when the gland is removed the tear production is diminished and the dog must have suplimental tears put in the eye 3x per day for the rest of it's life. Not going to say either way is the right one, it depends on what your vet is familiar with. Over the last 10 years my friend has had 5 litters, and only the last litter did not have a puppy that had cherry eye. Of the puppies that were tacked only one had to be redone. No cherry eye is not a genetic problem in the strictest sense of the word. It is the result of the shape of the head and therefore the shape of the eye sockets of the breeds that are affected.
My 3 month old puppy has cherry eye. Does anyone know the method to physically pop this third eye lid back? The quote from the vet to surgically lid back in place is Canadian $650. I would like to wait for the puppy to get neutered and have the surgery done at the same time. Thank you.