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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:
Nina Talmadge
City:
hollywood
Province, Country:
FL, United States
Type/Breed:
hermit Crab
Date of Birth:
2-14-03
Date of Death
12-24-04
Sex:
Female
Height:
1
Weight:
1
Coat Colour:
orange
Eye Colour:
black

I miss my dear Cindy. It was all my fault that she died. I starved her to death I feel so guilty. I thought that she had moved from her little shell to a bigger shell but no I was wrong. My sister had said she had fed her. I hope that you are on the beach with the other hermit crabs. I miss you R.I.P I still cry and mourn. I miss her alot.

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