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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:
Laura Gavronsky
City:
St. Augistine
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
Arabian
Date of Birth:
not sure
Date of Death
December 23,2003
Sex:
Female
Height:
14.3
Weight:
950
Coat Colour:
Flecked Gray
Eye Colour:
Brown

Missy was a very sweet horse. Even though sometimes she liked to be a little up and hyper, she was always a good girl. She loved to eat grass and play out in the pasture with her sister Doll. We all miss her very much. And we wish that we could have her back. It wasn't right the way that she died. We tell ourselves it should have never happened. But it did, and we will always remember and LOVE her!!

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