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All about Aramil
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.
- Jessica Lewis
- Goose Creek
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- SC, United States
- Rottweiler/German Shepard
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Aramil was adopted from Doc Williams SPCA in Goose Creek, SC (http://www.dwspca.com). He and his littermates were found abandoned on the side of a road here in town. He was rescued by the SPCA, and had been in their care since January 13. We adopted him on February 20. He is so warm and loving. Having a puppy around has definantly brought my husband and I closer together.
Aramil is a bouncing little ball of fur. He has a mighty bark and will charge dogs bigger than he is right now, and tries to eat "chew toy dogs"--chihuahuas and the like. He loves to sleep at the foot of my bed, and has a favorite blanket he drags with him all over our house. When I put his towel and toys in his crate, he will go in there and pull everything out, one thing at a time. It's a little strange to find a Kong in the bathroom and a tennis ball behind the stove! He really likes carrots, but only if they're fresh, cool and crisp. He does not like apples, they're not too friendly with puppy! He is so spoiled-his mommy and daddy treat him like a doggy king.
Aramil is about to take his first trip to the beach, as soon as it's warm enough. And, when his daddy has leave (daddy is in the Navy), he'll be meeting the mouse...Mickey Mouse in Disney World, that is!