All about Bonnie
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.
- Emmalina Lancaster
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Bonnie-Blue-Lancaster died of a heart attack on July 03. She will always be sadly missed, and never ever forgotten. She brang so much happiness to our family, and losing her was losing part of the family. She will always live on in my heart, and will go with me wherever I go. If I could have anything right now in the entire world it would be for her to come back, healthy and beautiful like she was. She was, and will always be such a lovely, sweet and gorgeous dog...and no other will ever replace her.
xoxo, We'll always love you forever, Bonnie. Live on in our hearts. God bless.