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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:
Kelly Davies
City:
Kamloops
Province, Country:
BC, Canada
Type/Breed:
Mini Dachshund/Chihuahua
Date of Birth:
21/11/04
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
9
Coat Colour:
Brown
Eye Colour:
Green

I AM VERY SPOILT AND LOVED BY BOTH MY OWNERS. BEING SMALL IM ALWAYS BEING HELD AND LOVED AND I WOULDNT WANT IT ANY OTHER WAY.I FIND WHERE EVER I GO WITH MY OWNER ALOT OF ATTENTION IS ALWAYS ON ME...MAKES ME FEEL GOOD AND I KNOW MY OWNERS ARE PROUD ME.I LOVE GOING ON CAR RIDES AND LOVE GOING FOR WALKS WITH MY WINTER JACKET ON TO KEEP ME WARM. IM ONE SMALL DOG BUT THE LOVE I FEEL MAKES ME FEEL 10 TIMES BIGGER :)

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