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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:
Amanda Canning
City:
Moncton
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
Abyssinian
Date of Birth:
unknown
Date of Death
August 8, 2005
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
1.5
Coat Colour:
white and caramel
Eye Colour:
brown

Caramel came to this world and had a difficult time; her last few months spent with us were happy and full of TLC.  Caramel is finally at rest, bless her soul!

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