Patches (on the right)'s Tribute
Wendy's Other Pets
All about Patches (on the right)
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.
- Wendy Jordan
- Las Vegas
- Province, Country:
- NV, United States
- Domestic Mixed
- Date of Birth:
- Date of Death
- April 19, 2006
- Not Provided
- Coat Colour:
- Black and White
- Eye Colour:
To our beautiful, loving Patchworth...
The time we spent was short,
but it was special, all the same.
You look at us from above now
whenever we call your name
It hurts to see your picture
knowing we can never hold you in this life again
your meow's, your licks, your look, your touch,
Our world will never be the same.
You will be missed and cried for
for many years to come
but in the end, you're still our friend
we'll meet again when the end comes
You can also find "Rainbow Bridge" poem on the following website: petcremationnevada.com .