Home Remedies for Cherry Eye
Ointments and Compresses
An antibiotic ointment prescribed by a veterinarian seems to have helped some pet owners treat their dog's cherry eye, along with warm compresses and over-the-counter eye lubricant that is thick and formulated for sensitive eyes.
Repeated massaging of the eye area using a light, gentle circular motion helps unblock the tear duct. Be careful not to scratch your dog's eye.
Gently Pushing the Gland Back Into Place
Once the swelling in the tear duct has receded and the eye is lubricated, some pet owners have reported success with closing their dog's afflicted eye and gently pushing in the direction of their dog's nose to position the gland back into place.