Dogs have a third eyelid that sits in the corner of their eye. It contains a gland that produces tears (this gland can’t normally be seen). ‘Cherry eye’ is a condition in which the gland pops out and sits in in the corner of the eye. It is called ‘cherry eye’ because it looks like a small cherry.
It’s important to get cherry eye treated as soon as possible. Most dogs need surgery to replace the gland.
Always contact your vet if you notice anything wrong with your dog’s eyes – they are too important to ignore.