ArcticLight's "Tornac"'s Tribute
All about ArcticLight's "Tornac"
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.
- Lindsay Michael
- Province, Country:
- ON, Canada
- Siberian Husky / Alaskan Wolf
- Date of Birth:
- February17 2000
- Date of Death
- October 6 2004
- Coat Colour:
- Black / White
- Eye Colour:
- Yellow / Brown Fleck
Tornac was a very loving and loyal friend. His favorite thing was to get "Fluffed" (scratched up and down). He had many friends and many nick names. His favorite dog treat was pig ears and people food. He was great with children and even liked Cats after he got to know them a little bit.He lived a good life, and he died a happy dog with no suffering. He is missed dearly still, I have not gotten a new dog since, it hurts too much. I made a page for him here http://www.redrival.com/ldmpoetry/Tornac/tornac.html