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Pet Tip

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:
Lisa & Troy Howe
City:
Dartmouth
Province, Country:
NS, Canada
Type/Breed:
Yellow Lab
Date of Birth:
September 4, 2001
Sex:
Female
Height:
27
Weight:
60
Coat Colour:
Beige
Eye Colour:
Brown

Hi! My name is Chevy and I'm a yellow lab.  I love to play fetch at the park with my Chuck-it and I love when Mom & Dad chase me with the featherduster at home! We play tag all the time (but I'm so fast, they can't catch me! hahaha)  I have a whole bunch of "Migrator" bird toys too - I know them all by name. I love playing with my duck, goose, quail, and pellican!  I chase Dad around the house with them, quacking all the way!  I just moved back home to Halifax, Nova Scotia, so now I get to go to the beach, which is fun.  I really missed the water!  There aren't many places to go swimming in Saskatchewan ... and it's just sooo COLD!  Brrrrr....
I'm still a big eater - I love all kinds of treats! Dad and Grandma Jo buy me those little mini yogurts and I get to have one every day.  They're my favourite! I still get the odd jellybean and ju-jube too.  Grandpa Stan got me hooked on watermelon in the summer - can't wait until next year when I can have some more!
I like to sleep a lot too - I have a big pillow I sleep on and Dad usually lets me sleep on the couch too - with my blanket of course, so I don't get hair all over the place!  There's nothing better than snuggling up on the couch in the winter time, after a long run out at the beach!

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