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My dog has a swollen tear duct, it is large and pink coming

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My dog has a swollen tear duct, it is large and pink coming out near the inside lower corner of his eye
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 6 years ago.
Hello, I'm Dr. Bob.
Is the swollen area inside the edge of the lower lid, or actually on the lid itself?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
in side lower lid, if you pull back his eye lid, it really pops out.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 6 years ago.
This may be what is called "cherry eye", an inflammation of the lymph tissue of the third eyelid. Infections allergies and, rarely, tumors, may all cause the redness and swelling you've described.
While not immediately dangerous, this will need the attention of your veterinarian. Antibiotics and steroids may help it to resolve, but surgery may be needed to properly replace the extruding tissue.
If you should have further questions, please let me know.
Dr.Bob