Red Eye Boston Terrier

by Courtney
(Jacksonville, Florida)

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My Boston Terrier's eyes are a little red all the time... is this normal or should i consult a vet? it doesn't bother him at all though and my mom said it was normal for some boston terriers. If anyone could give me guidance I would really appreciate it. Thank you :)

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Sep 17, 2013
by: Anonymous

LaLa, my 8 year old Boston Terrier, started getting red eye and eye infections in one eye about 2 years ago. Per instructions from our vet as well as a canine ophthalmologist the vet referred us to, we went through a year of administering repeated antibiotic, moisturizing, and pain-killing eye drops as the red eye and the infections in the one eye came and went.
The last eye infection was so bad it got behind the cornea and collapsed the eyeball. The eye had to be surgically removed.
So, based on LaLa's experience, it might be wise to have your vet check out your Boston's red eye.
Unfortunately, I came upon this web site while doing research, as LaLa's other eye just became red. I don't know what to do if she loses the other eye...her temperament is not suited for being blind.

Nov 11, 2012
Red Eye: Response
by: Anonymous

If your BT's corner left eye is inflamed, and they are pawing at it, it's not allergies. It's most likely a Cherry Eye. They sometimes come in both eyes, and also it sometimes comes and goes. Cherry Eye is common in BT, English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, etc. You can surgically correct it by going to your Veterinary. There is a possibility after surgery, your BT will get the Cherry Eye again. My BT had his Cherry Eye surgery (on one eye) at 6 months old. He's 2 now and it hasn't come back, not even in the other eye.

Aug 07, 2012
Red eyes
by: Anonymous

My BT gets red eyes always when he's tired. He loves his sleep and his eyes are bright white after a good nap.

Mar 03, 2012
Red eye
by: Anonymous

My BT is 11 weeks old and all of sudden her left eye became really red in the inner corner. It seemed to get better after she napped, but it went right back to being red again, and now she's rubbing it with her paw. Could it be allergies? She likes to spend a lot of time in the yard. Maybe something in the grass is irritating the eye? I read in other blogs something about Cherry eye. What exactly is it?

Feb 17, 2012
Red eye is common
by: Anonymous

Cherry eye has nothing to do with this symptom. It is when the tear gland keeps coming out of the eye socket. My BT had that problem and she got operated for it. As for the red eyes, my BT has it when she plays or gets tired. It doesn't bother her so I haven't done anything for it.

Oct 15, 2011
by: Anonymous

My Boston gets red in the whites of her eyes when she is outside playing hard, she runs and plays hard with her ball and the whites in her eyes get really red, I notice this when she is tire too. It does not seem to bother her at all but does make me concerned but nothing ever turns up in her annual vet check, Hope this helps.

Mar 20, 2011
by: Anonymous

Mine is at my Cafe full time so she doesn't get naps. She has red eyes and my customers asked if she was a "stoner"! None of that going on... When she gets sleep they get better :)

Nov 21, 2010
Red eye in Boston Terrier
by: Holly

Our Boston had a red eye when we picked him out as a puppy (just one of them was red). He had it his whole 13 years without issue. He didn't need medication of medical intervention at all - it never ever bothered him. He later got cataracts which did bother him (around 11 years ), but the red eye never did. I wouldn't medicate the dog if it's not bothering him because sometimes medications will upset another system (Benadryl can make them drowsy or dehydrate them which can lead to other problems). I've learned over the years, the less you medicate your animals, the better (when possible) - vets can be quick to throw medications at us to solve our problem.

Sep 21, 2010
Red Eye
by: Anonymous

I have a Boston Terrier and we just got back from the vet. Her eyes are red when she gets tired but also most of the other times. The vet said it was allergies and to give 1/4 the dose of baby Benedryl and he gave me some ointment for her eyes so she would be more comfortable. She is a year old and she sleeps 12-13 hours at night plus daily naps. The ointment seems to have made her feel better.

Aug 02, 2010
by: Anonymous

I have a boston terrier too and his eyes get red too. i went to the vet and they said they have to get plenty of sleep or they will get cherry eye.

Nov 09, 2009
red eyed bostons
by: Anonymous

I have a boston terrier. sometimes after she gets fired up her eyes get really red but it doesn't bother her at all either. hope i helped you a little

May 21, 2009
help me!!
by: Anonymous

my boston terrier eye just turned really red all of a sudden.. it is his right eye and the other is semi red.. could someone help me and let me know what i may need to do that is inexpensive. as i dont have much money to take him to the vet right now.please i need some advice..thanks.

May 20, 2009
red eye boston
by: julie

hey my boston has the same thing. do i need to give her anything for allergies?

Mar 27, 2009
Red Eyes
by: Mike Miller

I was told by the vet that the red that you are seeing in the dog's eyes is actually the second eye lid. Seems to be true since our Boston does'nt have allergies.

Mar 24, 2009
My boston Terrier
by: Anonymous

hey my BT has the same thing it is common in the breed and it is called cherry eye and it is because of there allergies.

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