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5 Dog Breeds Most at Risk of Developing Cherry Eye

Cherry eye can affect any breed of dog, but new research from the Royal Veterinary College has found that flat-faced breeds are up to 34 times more likely to develop an uncomfortable eye condition.

Often seen in young dogs, cherry eye occurs when the gland inside the third eyelid pops out, creating the appearance of a pink cherry. Although it is not a dangerous condition, in some cases it can lead to complications, including conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers. It is therefore advisable to always contact your veterinarian if you suspect that your dog has cherry eye.

In the new analysis, vets have found that English Bulldogs, Neapolitan Mastiffs and American Cocker Spaniels are most at risk of developing cherry eyes, while German Shepherds, West Highland White Terriers and English Springer Spaniels are least at risk.

    “Since humans designed dog breeds in the first place, we all bear a heavy responsibility to constantly improve our designs to steer us away from the poor health of these dogs,” said Dr Dan O’Neill, who conducted the study. Daily mail.

    “The dramatically increased risks of cherry eye in popular flat-faced breeds such as English Bulldogs suggests that we still have a long way to go before we can consider many flat-faced breeds designed for optimal health.”

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    Researchers found that dogs less than a year old are most at risk for high cherry, with crossbreeds also more likely to suffer.

    Dr Minna Mustikka, co-author of the article, adds: “Cherry eye, if left untreated, can lead to other chronic eye problems, even requiring lifelong medication and, in the worst-case scenario, resulting in painful and potentially sight-threatening complications.”

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    5 Dog Breeds Most Likely to Get Cherry Eye

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    3. Lhasa Apsos
    4. American Cocker Spaniel
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      5 Dog Breeds Less Likely to Get Cherry Eye

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      2. West Highland White Terriers
      3. English Springer Spaniel
      4. Labrador Retrievers
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