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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.

Rodney French
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K'Ehleyr, you made me laugh, you made me shake my head, and you showed me that you enjoyed your life since a dirty sock made you happy.  I miss you baby, and I'm sorry you paid the price because I wasn't able to do everything that was possible to help you.  This lesson burns in me like I've been branded and I promise you that I'll learn from this and do everything possible to never be in this position again.  You're no longer in pain and you're free to explore like you never did before, and you're with Demon again.  Please know you're loved and missed!

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