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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:
Sharon Chaves
City:
Las Vegas
Province, Country:
NV, United States
Type/Breed:
Australian Shepherd
Date of Birth:
10/23/94
Date of Death
03/22/05
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
86
Coat Colour:
Black & White
Eye Colour:
Brown

My Dear Sami Boy, aka Tam Boy....


Pappy and I want you to know how very sad we are that you aren't with us.  We have cried our eyes out cause you had to leave us.  We hope you didn't suffer too much, we tried to do everything we could to make a happy life for you.  You gave all you could to us and made each day a sunny day, no matter what happened in the world.  Thank you for all the love, kisses and hugs in our 10 years together.  I will never forget how your beautiful brown eyes could look into my soul with such love.  You will remain in our hearts and memories forever....Rest forever peacefully dear sweet love....


Mama and Pappy

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