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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:
JENNIFER HAYES
City:
Tompkinsville
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
Long Hair Chiuaua
Date of Birth:
10/0/03
Date of Death
03/13/04
Sex:
Male
Height:
1
Weight:
4
Coat Colour:
sand
Eye Colour:
brown

Dear Charley,


This morning before I left, I picked you up and gave you a big hug before I left for work.  I thought about taking you with me after looking into your big eyes.  I sat you back down and continued to watch you after I backed out of the drive.  I wish I could have held you longer.  I miss you my baby. 

Love,


Jen *Mom*

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