- Pets and Animals
Our Boston Terrier had Cherry Eye - What we did
Our Boston Terrier developed Cherry eye at the age of 12 months. We researched different ways to correct the problem and came across 3 options.
The first was to leave it alone as it is mostly cosmetic however he would be more prone to eye infections.
The second was to have a vet remove the Cherry eye. However this method affects the dog's ability to produce tears and he could later develop dry eye.
The third is method is to have the vet actually cut a slit into the dogs inner eyelid, tuck the 'cherry' into this slit then sew it up. This is the ideal method however it is not guaranteed to work. It is also the most expensive method.
After some saving and a lot of thought we decided to go with the third option. The 'tuck'. We did a lot of research and found a vet who had performed this surgery several times in the past. Needless to say she did a great job. Check out the pics!
*If you have any questions at all feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer them.