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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:
Jordan Contrel
City:
Modesto
Province, Country:
CA, United States
Type/Breed:
Dalmatian
Date of Birth:
Not Provided
Date of Death
Not Provided
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Black and White
Eye Colour:
Brown

I miss Chips so much! He was so good, the way he shook your hand and sat, and fetch. But he would chase cars. He got hit three times, and lived, although with a limp. It was a miracle the way he always lived. But that fourth time, one time too many. He had to be put to sleep. I cried for an hour, and watched three dalmatian movies in a row! I could not believe it. I miss him so much! May he rest in peace. Now he is up in a safe old farm in the sky, where he can run, and play, and chase cars all he wants, but he'll never get hit by one again up there. Where he can sleep on clouds, and run on rainbows. I bet all the dogs up there cry once in a while, letting their tears drip down to earth, mingled with the rain. We all miss our dogs that passed over the rainbow and through the large golden gate. But remember that they miss us to, which is sometimes why it rains so hard.


May Chips Rest In Peace


M.C.R.I.P

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