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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.

Aimee Gorin
Province, Country:
NY, United States
Date of Birth:
July, 1990
Date of Death
June, 1, 2004
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Tiran was the sweetest dog in the world-even if he was old.

He ate what he was and wasn't suppose to eat, but he still was the same lovable dog.

Even if he pooped all over the house and had epilepsy he was the dog I use to sleep on and try to ride when I was a baby.

I hated to walk him, but I loved him the same.

I knew he had back leg trouble, and he was old.

But when I found out he had cancer, I was sad.

Now that he has been put to sleep, I'll love that dog with a different kind of love .

I just hope if there is such thing as afterlife or rebirth that he has a owner as great as him...


I WILL MISS TIRAN, A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And so will my family.

Au revoir my familiar(petname)!

-Aimee, with respects to Tiran from my dad, mom, and his brother Gamla(dog)!


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