All about Duke
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.
- M Carmick
- Province, Country:
- ON, Canada
- German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois X
- Date of Birth:
- October 9 2002
- Date of Death
- June 21 2006
- Coat Colour:
- Eye Colour:
Duke though we only knew him for about 3 weeks had latched on to our hearts and never let go, as he has been missing now for 3 weeks now and no one has called with info, we've decided he's gone. It rained and so the posters we put out for him got rained out and though this is immensely difficult to do we've given up.We have contacted the shelters SPCAS and humane societies in every region town and city for about 11 mile each direction with no luck.I'm really sorry Duke if you ever happen to see this, I tried so hard to find you, we waited so long For you to come home to us. Dukey, we missed you too much to continue the search Dukey, I'm sorry!
Duke was a sweetheart and all our animals will miss him. Not to mention us, we'll miss ya Duke I hope you are happy and being treated well wherever you are! Happy Trails!