Cherry Eye Remedy: Natural Pet Cures!

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Posted by Robert (Easley Sc) on 12/21/2017
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Before reading up on this I had previously used a chi method about 24 hours prior to messaging it. Heating my hands up rubbing them together violently, then holding a hand to the eye concentrating the "chi". Well that didn't work lol! I read up on cherry eye, and before coming to this post I warmed the hands again and rubbed the eye in a large circular motion, and GONE!! I now find these posts and see massage as a cure. I know now, and will pass this on!!


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 12/09/2017

Hey Mackenzie,

I am not the original poster but am replying. My best advice is to take your puppy to the vet to confirm the diagnosis and get a prescribed eye medication. If that is out of the question you might try a human eye lubricating drop you find at the local drugstore.


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Posted by Mackenzie (Pa) on 12/09/2017

I'm sorry that this is so random because your post is from years ago but I am desperate. My puppy has developed cherry eye in both eyes! Do you by any chance remember the name of the drops you used? I've heard that it's hard to get it to get back in after it's been out for so long, so reading your post about it going away after one year has given me hope!

Thank you and sorry again for the random message.

Mackenzie


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Posted by Sally (Atlanta ) on 08/08/2017
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Thanks for the great advice! We came home and our 4 year old beagle had developed cherry eye! I read up on your site and massaged it for maybe a minute and his eye is back to normal!


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Posted by Tara (Bc) on 06/25/2017

What kind of eye drops do I use?


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Posted by Valerie (Pflugerville, Tx) on 04/11/2017
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Massaged with a warm face cloth for about 3 minutes! It worked!!! Thank you soooo very much!!!

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Posted by Catherine (California) on 04/10/2017

My little pup almost a year has this and my question is, are the lub eye drops simply over the counter human use or do I need to get prescription from vet?


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Posted by Ziba (Ramona, Ca) on 03/14/2017

What kind of eye drops do you use?


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Posted by Arleen (Mi) on 02/18/2017
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I'm a believer! My mini doxie came in from outside and in the corner of her eye was a red bulge. I immediately started looking up what it could be. It is known as a 'cherry eye". I read all comments on this site about this and decided to go with using first an eye drop solution-1 drop, then ice in a baggie w/cloth wrapped around it for 5 minutes laid on the bulge and finally gently pushing the bulge towards the corner from which it protruded not on the eyeball. I did this 3 times that day. I could still see a reduced bulge before she went to bed for the night. This morning - nothing - gone. I am so thankful for this site and the results.

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Posted by Frances (Buena Vista ) on 01/26/2017

What kind of eye drops should I use?


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Posted by Dixie (Newport Beach) on 01/24/2017
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My Weiner Dog Dixie had "Cherry Eye" this evening for a the first time. I googled the condition and found your website. I took a soft cloth and warm water & massaged her eye for two minutes...the cherry eye is gone! She is happy and appreciative & I am thrilled we don't have to visit the Vet in the AM (it would have been a $250 visit with the recommendation of a $1000.00 surgery😭🐶🐶🐶

Thank you a thousand times!!
Dixie the happy Dauchund and Barbara the thankful Dog Mom👍👍🐶🐶


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Posted by Sean (Church Point) on 01/14/2017

My dog, which is two years old, woke up after a nap and had cherry eye (we think). We left her eye along for awhile while I searched for remedies. Once I saw the part about rubbing and massaging it, I went down to try it and the cherry eye was gone. We don't know if she had cherry eye or she just had something in her eye, but it looks like it was. Do you know what she had in her eye? Was it cherry eye or something in her eye?


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Posted by Chris (San Francisco, Ca) on 12/24/2016
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Spontaneous healing, then-unhealing of cherry eye

My chihuahua terrier mix got cherry eye one day for no reason I could tell. I tried massage. nothing. then about a week ago we looked and it was gone. what had changed? He had been off commercial food for about 2 weeks at that point. Starting a human food diet. Also started getting vitamin C, B, D, bone meal, and l-glutamine in his food. This happened after a 7 hour flight to Boston. so he was fasting the day before. Boston exposed him to cold weather (we live in san francisco). Then after about 5 days it came back!

The most significant thing that has changed in Boston is his food. He ate a lot of broccoli rabe and raw streak. Dogs do have beef allergies. and not sure about the brocoli.

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Posted by Celis (Chicago) on 11/26/2016

What kind of eye drops did u use?


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/22/2016

Hey Frank,

You first have to start with a very high quality organic and pure grade lavender essential oil. Because they are concentrated/strong they can cause drying of the skin if applied undiluted, so you should always dilute in some type of carrier oil - usually an edible oil like coconut oil or almond oil. So you might take 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and to it add 2-3 drops of lavender oil and mix well. Then apply to the inside of the ears - it doesn't have to go into the ear, just apply on the hair free side of the ear flap. You could also do this with premixed essential oil formulas designed for calming pets. If you are dealing with a stressed dog you might also consider the Bach Flower Remedy called 'Rescue Remedy' that helps calm anxious pets and people. Lastly you might also consider Dog Appeasing Pheromones /DAP - a product you can find online.


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Posted by Frank (Lagos) on 11/21/2016

Pls, how do you use lavender oil to calm your dog?


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Posted by Bj (Spokane Wa) on 11/16/2016

We have a 4 year old mix male....he has had "cherry eye" since we have had him...we rub it at night, but only allows it to be a tad less swollen...

What did you do, what item, did you use, that helped this heal? You are the only one on this site, that had this problem for a year or longer! THANK you for whatever you can share!!!

Betty, Robert and Pepper too!


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Posted by Devin (Las Vegas, Nm) on 10/17/2016

Just regular clear eyes or visine? Or specific dog eye drops? Please and thanks!


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Posted by Micki (Ohio) on 10/12/2016

What kind of eye drops did you use for lubricate your dogs eye? I have been looking for eye drops but don't know if there a specific kind I need to get?


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Posted by Earth Clinic Fan (Seattle, Washington) on 06/23/2016
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We recently rescued a dog with cherry eye. My husband began to wipe his eyes with Babies' hand and face wipes every morning, just to get the dreck out of the inner corners. I would repeat during the day occasionally if his eyes got glommed up with junk. We also added a "pricey" dog food slowly to his diet (spelt, oats, codfish, orange, and a ton of vitamins) and within a week's time, his cherry eye began to disappear....no redness at all left. I must say he is on a chicken-free diet and he gets very rare steak (sell-outpriced) pieces of meat for his very best treats. That's the only thing going on around here....no time- consuming ice packs orexpensive bottles of doggy vitamins or potions!


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Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 06/22/2016

Wrap in a cloth.


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Posted by Julia (Kent) on 06/21/2016

Do you put the ice directly on the eye? Or should you wrap it in a wash cloth?


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Posted by Angela (Los Angeles, Ca) on 02/23/2016

What brand/ type of drops did you use? And from where? Please help!


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Posted by Isabella (Connecticut) on 02/19/2016

What did you put in his eye?


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Posted by 2puppyowner (Texas) on 02/18/2016
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I noticed my old 8 week puppy all of a sudden had cherry eye thought he scratched it or got something in it, but looking online I used the method with the warm cloth and massaged his eye while having him laying on his back.Then I put 3 drops of eye drops to the eye and continued to massage. Within 15 minutes his cherry eye was gone. Thank you for the post and how to correct this. Got me very worried about my little guy.He's doing better. Thanks

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Posted by Kialey (Mcaliister) on 02/02/2016

Ice massages do help! BUT please be careful with the time length of using it. No longer than 10 minutes is suggested, any longer their skin and vessels under the skin can become damaged from the ice contact! Follow human rules ;) 10 minutes on 10 minutes off!


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Posted by Carl (Dover Foxcroft, Me) on 12/25/2015
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Thank you guys from New York. We have just gotten a 9 week old chiweenie. And on Christmas Day she decided she was going to get cherry eye. We use your instructions and within 10 minutes we have pushed it back in. You don't know how much this just saved us. Hopefully it will go away and not come back again.Penelope is her name by the way. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


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Posted by Jennifer (Madisonville, Ky) on 12/17/2015
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I just did the ice and massage treatment on an eight week old beagle mix. Used cube of ice for minute or two the massaged for about three minutes n it's gone. Hers was really protruding out.

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Posted by Christy Jo (Eldon) on 12/01/2015

Sometimes I use lavender oil to get my dogs to calm down or sit still. It has even helped with motion sickness in car.


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/08/2015

Hey Mimeeh!

I would clean the eye and the gland - flush it with warm saline solution, and then - if possible - use an eye lubricant or eye drops for dry eyes to lubricate the gland. Make sure your own hands are clean and your nails are trimmed short and filed smooth. I use my thumb and place it over the gland and press down/inward. You want to feel it gently recede back into the eye area. This is NOT the same pressure like you are popping a pimple! This is gentle, steady pressure and you should not see the eye itself being pressed to the side or out of place- if you are seeing that you may not be pressing the gland into the corner of the eye correctly - that or it is too swollen/infected and may need treatment with an antibiotic.


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Posted by Mimeeh (Gilbert, Az) on 09/08/2015

I have an English pup who just got a cherry eye and all Im seeing and hearing online is surgery. But I came across this website and see of all the exciting success story I'm excited to try myself. But before I do, I want to know how do I massage it? Do I put my thumb on the corner of the eylid and directly on the cherry eye? Do I do strokes? Do I do circular motions? What kind of pressure?


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Posted by Natalie (Oak Forest) on 08/21/2015
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Worked Temporarily

I have a dog who has had cherry eye for about 6-7 yrs. At first the vet showed me how to gently push it back in with a lubricated Q-tip. This would work temporarily but would always eventually come back Then stopped working all together. Since I didn't have the money for surgery (which isn't a guarantee anyway) I decided to live with it as it never bothered him. I am just wondering if the massage method will work now being that he has had it so long. I always put eye drops in but it seems to be getting bigger. He is 10 now and I don't want to put him through surgery. Anyone else have a suggestion or similar situation?


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Posted by Clara (Lake City, Fl) on 06/17/2015

I have to 5 month cocker spaniel with cherry eyes for about a month. Do you think that their eyes will go back to the normal if I use the massage again? I tried but never help. Still pop out.


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Posted by Shivpal ( India) on 05/14/2015
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Thank you so much. I tried the gentle massage for my beagle and it works. Can you suggest me what should I do to prevent it coming back??? We did surgery before 2 months and again it was back but I tried your suggestion so her eye is normal now. My beagle female puppy is 6 months old.


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Posted by Jean (West Midlands, UK) on 04/02/2015
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Thank You so much. My little coton de tulear developed a cherry eye during the night, I took the advice from this site regarding the Ice and massage and I can't believe after half an hour of using the ice and massaging the big bubble has gone!!! x


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Posted by Lisa (Pa, US) on 01/25/2015

This is really helping. Can't get it completely in place because of the inflammation. Any suggestions on the inflammation?


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Posted by Daphne (Richmond, US) on 11/30/2014
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My chi weenie has cherry eye! It was just red and I looked at her eye and there was a big bubble right under the lid. My son massaged her eye gently for a minute. Nothing. I put on a hot compress for about a minute and gently pushed along her closed eye toward her nose about 3 times. Nothing. I found this site and decided to try ice. (Someone said it took them 3 min). I put ice in a ziplock. I snuggled her and put it on her closed eye for 3 minutes. I pushed on her closed lid toward her nose 3x. I could kind of feel it as I pushed. Third time I couldn't feel it so I just petted her and got her to look up at an angle and it is still red but no bubble! Taking her to the vet tomorrow to see what is going on but happy that we know another option. Yay!


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Posted by Molley (Australia) on 11/15/2014
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Hello , my name is Tasha, I am a white shitzu cross, I would like to thank you for the advice you have given for cherry eye, I am a little tired of mum messing with it, I don't like going to the doctors and don't need an operation, the eye drops are so soothing, and now I don't run into every thing, with the ointment she was giving me, I nearly zonked out the last time I walked into something hard, well thanks again folks and keep up the good work.

Best wishes from Tasha


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Posted by Puggle Owner (San Fran, California) on 10/18/2014
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This was so easy. My 3-year-old puggle suddenly had a protruding swelling in the corner of her eye, so I Googled "dog swelling corner eye" and arrived at this site. I didn't have eye drops in the house, so I just wet a towel with warm water and held it to her eye for a minute while massaging, and voila! The swelling was gone. Thanks everyone!

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Posted by Pam (MI, US) on 08/16/2014
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I have a 9yr. old shepard / chow mix she has had cherry eye for more then a yr. I could not afford surgery; I just found this, so I decided to give it a try. It worked much to my amazement in just a few minutes, I really could feel it "pop" back in, and she seemed to like it. It has only been a few min. and I expect I will have to do it again, but I have to say WOW! I wish I would have seen this sooner!


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Posted by Nicole (Chicago) on 05/06/2014

Worked like a charm for me! My dog really liked the ice on her eye—I think she found that soothing. Thanks!


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/01/2014

Hey Abraham!

Awesome to know EC helped you and your Boston!



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