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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:
jeff woloson
City:
amsterdam
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
European Short Hair
Date of Birth:
3/15/94
Date of Death
1/5/05
Sex:
Female
Height:
12
Weight:
6.5
Coat Colour:
grey
Eye Colour:
green

Shirley was my precious kitty angel. She gave me love, and was grateful for what I gave to her. She trusted me to do what was best for her. She died in surgery from complications of anesthesia. There are no words to express my loss. I will miss her forever, and treasure the memories of the time we shared together. Rest in peace, Shirley, and I will see you in Heaven.

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