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Cherry Eye in Dogs

Cherry Eye in Dogs

It looks awful. And it can be dangerous to your dog's vision if not treated properly.

Julie Hellner of Ash Flat, Arizona, is more than a little concerned. Her seven-year-old Jack Russell-shih tzu mix, Maxwell, has had a condition called cherry eye on and off for the past four to five years. The name comes from the fact that cherry eye is characterized by a rather large reddish mass appearing on the eyeball.

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