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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.

Owner:
Victoria Lechler
City:
Okotoks
Province, Country:
AB, Canada
Type/Breed:
Newfoundland Cross
Date of Birth:
September 15, 2002
Sex:
Female
Height:
26
Weight:
90
Coat Colour:
Black
Eye Colour:
Hazel

 I live on a ranch that has cows and my job is to go out with my owner and take care of them. In my spare time I enjoy playing tuggy,  eating bones, playing with my grandmother's Bichon cross Taffy and catching gophers are some of my more enjoyed activities. What I really LOVE though is swimming. Thankfully I live by a river and get to go all the time in the river. I really enjoy it if my owner comes in the water with me so I can splash her. I am a very happy dog!:)
 

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