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Pet Tip

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:
Heather Schat
City:
Not Provided
Province, Country:
CA, United States
Type/Breed:
Labrador
Date of Birth:
June 1999
Sex:
Male
Height:
26
Weight:
82
Coat Colour:
Yellow/Brown
Eye Colour:
Brown

Max is the most loving and sympathic soul who has ever reached out to any living human or dog that is lonely,sad, or happy. Max has the personality of an eternal puppy, but has started to come into his maturity and is more than willing to be the protector and comfortor, as long as he gets to race around in circles, lay around in the sun, play with his brothers and sisters (another lab, two chihuahuas and a Border terrier), and his toys! Max had a tough start, some abuse from previous owners caused him to lose one of his canine teeth, but his personality is one of utmost kindness and a great example of compassion. He came to us over 4 years ago, to show us how wonderful a big yellow lab could be. He loves to sleep in the bed everynight next to his Daddy.

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