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Pet Tip

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:
Brent Simpson
City:
Brampton
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Collie Cross
Date of Birth:
Oct 15 2003
Sex:
Male
Height:
29
Weight:
70
Coat Colour:
Caramel/White
Eye Colour:
Brown

Ripley was a rescue from the animal shelter.
Loves to go to the Leash free dog park. There he runs and plays for an hour until he's tired out enough to go home and not bother his masters for most of the day :-)
He went to Obedience  School and graduated as "Top Dog" of his senior puppy class!! 
Loves to play fetch, eats anything with peanut butter. His tricks so far include Sit pretty, High Five and Working on "play dead" and "roll over".
Pic is of Ripley as a puppy.

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