Question by  misty (36)

What can you tell me about a maltese cherry eye dog?

I would like to learn more about this type of dog.


Answer by  Charlotte32 (214)

"Cherry eye" is a condition that occurs when a dog's inner eyelid becomes inflamed. Maltese dogs, like all breeds, can contract this condition.


Answer by  CarrotTail (89)

Cherry eye in any breed of dog is caused most often a genetic problem but can also be cause by constant eye irritation.


Answer by  Clement (1453)

Cherry eye is a medical condition when the gland of the third eyelid becomes visible. You would observe this condition as presence of a red mass on the inner side of the eye. Cherry eye is a genetics-related condition, quite common in the Maltese.


Answer by  dogfancier (201)

There is no such dog breed as a maltese cherry eye. Cherry eye is a congenital eye defect that any dog can have.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

The best ways to do that are to either go on the net and do research or to go to someone who is a breeder of them and talk to them and get to meet the dogs that way you will have a better understanding.


Answer by  anbu (5968)

The Maltese cherry eye dog is one of the oldest dog breeds known. It was kept by the citizens of Isle of Malta by which it was named. The paw pads,nose , and rims around the eyes are black. living conditions can be poor and health. It was famous because of it's size and gentle nature.


Answer by  salina (943)

Maltese cherry eye is a prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid. This cause a red dot and known as "cherry". Check with your vet. This could be treated with oinment but if need surgery would be another route.

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