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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.

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Province, Country:
ON, Canada
American Cocker Spaniel
Date of Birth:
November 20, 2005
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My name is Charlee and I LOVE to have fun and make people laugh with my big contagious smile and silly poses. Read to me and I will cock my head and act interested. Sing to me and I will dance around for you...you can even sing out of tune like my mommy. I love my squeaky toys and pig ears and I always find the kitty's cat food no matter where my daddy and mommy hide the bowl..its just tastes better!!!!

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