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All about Chaco
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.
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Hi, my name is Chaco and I live with my Daddy and Mommy, and big brother Snoopy. I like to play with Snoopy a lot even though he's bigger than me. We like to fight over the toys. I like to sleep all day but I'm really happy when Daddy and Mommy come home. Sometimes when I am good, Mommy will get me doggy ice cream. It's really yummy.