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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:
Kat Glover
City:
Erie
Province, Country:
PA, United States
Type/Breed:
Hound
Date of Birth:
Not Provided
Date of Death
October 8th, 2004
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Red
Eye Colour:
Brown

Copper,


    When you first came to live with me, you were someone to share the house with, a roomate. As time went on, you became a friend, my protector, the ever curious (and sometimes mischevious) brother. Coming home to find you gone was the worst thing that's ever happened to me, knowing there was nothing I could have done to save you. I hope somewhere you've found new friends and a way to convince God to scratch that special place behind your ears.


 


 Love forever and always,


                    Mommy

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