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Cherry eye in dogs – Pet tip 122

Any owner of a dog who has had “cherry eye” will tell you that it is not a pretty sight. Perhaps you have witnessed it yourself and have seen the large red mass bulging out of the inner corner of a dog’s eye, from which the name ‘cherry eye’ originated. While not the most visually appealing condition (for the owners or the afflicted dog), cherry eye is actually a fairly common and benign occurrence in many breeds of dogs.

Though it may appear somewhat like a tumour or even an awfully big bug bite, the ‘cherry’ on your dog’s eye is actually a prolapsed (or popped out) gland. Known by veterinarians as the nictitans gland, this gland is present in the third eyelid of dogs and aids in the production of tears. Unlike humans, many animals possess this third eyelid which closes horizontally across the eye to provide extra protection and moisture.

Owner:
Terrie Barrette
City:
Windsor
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
German Shepherd
Date of Birth:
01/22/03
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
90
Coat Colour:
black/sable
Eye Colour:
brown

  Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Kuma, I am a purebred German Shepherd. Both my parents are show dogs, my mom is pure white and my dad is black and tan, I of course am black and sable.
My likes are long walks, rides, FOOD playing with Mom.
My dislikes ummm... CATS !!!
Since I have the energy and the curiosity of a child, I love it when mom hides my cookies throughout the house before she leave for work, gives me time to find em.
 
 

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