Cocker Spaniel Questions

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Cocker Spaniel Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 4/8/2006
My adorable little cocker puppies have both had the cherry eye now. Is there a way to avoid this happening to them in the other eyes? It ruqires surgery and it's a little expensive, and I was just wondering if there was anything to help avoid this condition? Please let me know as I can't afford much else.

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5/19/06 Cherry eyes are a common predisposition in many breeds, especially the spaniels. Usually they occur during times of stress, extreme weather conditions or puppy play. They can be easily manipulated back but usually need an antibiotic ointment to keep the inflammation down. Research into some natural immune builders to help fight off the inflammation that causes the ligament to give way in the third eyelid. Kimber Kimber
R.A.'s Cocker Spaniels
9/15/07 Cherry eye is common in Cockers. The sooner (with in hours) you get ointments (see your vet) the more chance of resolving the problem. Allergens and bacteria may be the culprit. Johnson's no more tears to clean the eyes regularly for prevention is prescribed by some vets and others say it just happens.....I have found that it seems to be inherited. Repeating in puppies of the same mothers.....And, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Lorenne
Braden's Cocker Spaniels