How cute is Shtiya?
His current rating is 4.08 out of 5 with 74 vote(s).
All about Shtiya
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.
- Judy M
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- AB, Canada
- Siberian Husky
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Shtiya is full of energy and personality. He is now 9 months old and everyday he amazes me with his intelligence. He was very easy to house train, and is a very quick learner. He is eager to please and works very hard to learn the 'tricks' that I love to teach him. He can even open the fridge!
We have just completed basic obedience and he loved it. Shtiya goes to work everyday with his mommy and daddy and holds the official title of 'Company Paper Shredder'. He gets lots of attention from his co-workers and the customers, and if he isn't getting enough attention he will bring his ball to whoever is by and politely ask.