All about Sampson
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.
- Holly Terrick
- Province, Country:
- ON, Canada
- english pointer purebread
- Date of Birth:
- June 20th, 2001
- Date of Death
- Juy 10th, 2002
- Not Provided
- Coat Colour:
- brown an white
- Eye Colour:
- dark brown
You had to go away and we knew that so
As each day passed,
we new we were going to have to let go,
You were a buddy a friend to all,
What happened to you was not fair at all.
You were the best dog a friend could have,
Loving, Loyal, to all who knew you,
Dog's, Cat's, of all breeds enjoyed you.
You will be missed, for your way's,
Your wagging tail, and your big smile,
You loved to watch the birds,
You loved all the creatures of the world,
Big and small.
Sampson you were a wonderful dog,
But mostly you will especially be missed,
By your family of all,
Mum-Mum, Dad-Dad, Cuddles and Lighting,
Will be missing you of all.
Rest in Peace my Sampson !
Love your family, Mum-Mum, Dad-Dad, Cuddles and Lightning.