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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:
martha carmichael
City:
Brantford
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
German Sheperd Belgian Malinois X
Date of Birth:
Not Provided
Date of Death
Not Provided
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Tan and Blonde some brown
Eye Colour:
Not Provided

Very Sweet and obedient probably escaped out of our yard likes children he is kind of timid but responds to a treat or a friendly call and pet looks for adventure.


Duke was lost in Brantford ON on 89 Eagle avenue and probably escaped out of our backyard he has a loud bark but rarely uses it he is not vicious and is easily approachable he is not currently wearing a collar 

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