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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.

Tara Patterson
Maple Ridge
Province, Country:
BC, Canada
Standard Manchester Terrier
Date of Birth:
July 2, 2003
Coat Colour:
Black & Tan
Eye Colour:
Dark Brown

I like to chew on my Greenies, and thrash my rope around.  I'm getting pretty good at throwing it for myself too.  I like to play with my kitties (although, I don't think THEY like it too much).  I can't sleep without my Mom and Dad, and I have to get my share of the blankets and pillows.
I can run really fast, and love it when Mom takes me to the Dog Parks.  I can run and run, and no one can really catch me.  It's great.
I don't dislike much, except getting my claws clipped and RAIN.  Too bad I live on the West Coast, I just can't get used to the rain.

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