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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.

Renee Nauss
Province, Country:
NS, Canada
Boxer mix
Date of Birth:
November 2004
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
dark brindle
Eye Colour:

Hello there,
My name is Diesel.I am a spoiled rotten puppy.I can trick my Mommy into anything.I have complete run of the house.(and I get to sleep on the bed)As soon as Daddy gets up,I take over his pillow.I really don't care much for puppy food,but I love barbequed weiners.Too bad I can't have them more often.I love being the center of attention when company comes.Everybody loves me.

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