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    Default So, the eye is now back in...

    I guess that's good news?

    I'm not sure what's going on with it.

    It looked "cherried" this morning as soon as she woke up & looked more red as the morning went on. We went to church, and when we got her out of the crate the bulging was gone. I just got home from golf lessons and it looks a little red/irritated in the corner of the eye, but nothing like it did earlier.

    Maybe it is just irritation. I'll be keeping an eye on it closely!

    Thanks everyone for your helpful responses in my other post! It is so nice to have someone to say "I've been there" so that I'm not panicking here! I told my husband it was nice to have some reassurance!

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    Default Re: So, the eye is now back in...

    I"d like to comment, but I haven't been on here for a while (moving house ..) ... but it sounds like you got wonderful advice on a cherry eye issue and I'm so glad that it seems to be working out ok!!

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    Default Re: So, the eye is now back in...

    Nevermind...it's back out now. How weird is that?

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    Default Re: So, the eye is now back in...

    That's because when they get excited and it is Cherry Eye ,it will pop out ! When We took Mocha to the Vets he massaged it back into place and as soon as she was placed on the floor, out it came!! Your Vet will let you know whether or not it is, but Im thinking it is.In the meantime you can use a warm washcloth and compress the area.
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    Default Re: So, the eye is now back in...

    I didn't read your earlier post but that is how cherry eye is, it comes and it goes; also it looks way worse than it is. We have learned we can wait to have it fixed when we neuter.

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    Default Re: So, the eye is now back in...

    if you try and put it back in it may stay in,we put annies back months ago and it hasnt come back,you can youtube it and see how its done,its very easy and doesnt hurt the dog,karen

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    Default Re: So, the eye is now back in...

    if your going to use the massage method to put it back in use cooled boiled water on a cloth or on cotton wool balls to minimise risk of infection.
    lubricating eye gel/drops will help her too. I'm sure somebody got drops for people for their dog but cant remember who.

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    Default Re: So, the eye is now back in...

    Ok, so we just got back from the vet. It's definitely cherry eye.

    Our vet wants to do surgery on Wednesday to fix it. He said that he likes to fix it ASAP to avoid any corneal abrasions which could cause pigmentation/vision problems later on. He also said that he feels that it heals much quicker the younger the pup.

    My big concern is that he wants to fix it now and we cannot wait until she is spayed. I asked if she was old enough to spay (she's 16 weeks today). He said he likes to spay no earlier than 4.5 months. I don't really know what to do other than follow through with is recommendations.

    I am really nervous about anesthesia two times for the eye and then in another month or two for spaying. The first puppy my husband & I had when we got married (a beagle/daschund mix) died under anesthesia when we took him to get him neutered. So, as you can imagine, I am REALLY hesitant to have her put under not only once, but twice.

    Our vet is listed on the Bulldog Club of America's website for our state (PA). Our neighbor who has a bully recommended him highly, and our vet co-owns bullies & has one of his own named Bon Jovi. He said at a previous visit that he sees about 90% off the bulldogs in our area. So, I do feel like he knows bulldogs.

    There were two vets within an hour of us listed on the Recommended Vets on this forum. Do you think if I would call the office tomorrow they would advise over the phone?

    I know this is just one of those things that happens with this breed, but I feel terrible. I already have anxiety over the surgery!

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    Default Re: So, the eye is now back in...

    You should wait.

    Wait another few weeks, continuing to put in the salve or drops to lubricate her eye and keep it moist.
    The reason I say this is for two reasons. Firstly, you don't want your puppy anaesthetized twice within the first six months of life. Secondly, you'll only have to pay for one anaesthesia. I had both done at once for my little guy. He had the cherry for a few months and I just kept putting the salve in his eye. He worked out fine. My vet actually recommended waiting so that he wouldnt be put under 2 times.

    I don't know your vet, and I am not a vet myself, but it only seems logical to wait. You have to weigh the cons. Possible eye scratch versus going under 2 times for a puppy. That's a no brainer to me.
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    Default Re: So, the eye is now back in...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy-licious! View Post
    if your going to use the massage method to put it back in use cooled boiled water on a cloth or on cotton wool balls to minimise risk of infection.
    lubricating eye gel/drops will help her too. I'm sure somebody got drops for people for their dog but cant remember who.
    It was us that got the lubricating drops for people to us on Princess Gracie. The brand is Blink and it says right on the label 'Lubricating Eye Drops'. I got it at Walgreens.

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    Default Re: So, the eye is now back in...

    I would tell your vet YOUR wishes to only put her under once. If he says no, that he wants to do it right away tell him in that case your are going to get a second opinion.

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    Default Re: So, the eye is now back in...

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceP View Post
    I would tell your vet YOUR wishes to only put her under once. If he says no, that he wants to do it right away tell him in that case your are going to get a second opinion.
    Thanks. I am going to call the other vets listed on this page tomorrow to see if we could get in for a second opinion. I also sent a vet family friend a FB message to get his thoughts. He's a vet about an hour from us, so I thought if nothing else, he may be able to recommend someone else. I'll see what I find out tomorrow!

    My husband is also concerned about putting her under twice (then what happens if the other eye does it as well?). I'm glad I'm not alone in thinking that this is aggressive for such a young dog. We would be worried about it regardless, but because of our past experience with the other pup, we are even more worried.

    He did give me antibiotic drops to keep it lubricated & prevent infection.

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