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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.

April Kwong
Province, Country:
WA, United States
Fish / Guppy
Date of Birth:
Date of Death
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
silver & yellow
Eye Colour:

Yellowtail (Hamachi) was a cute little guppy. He was very active and had a beautiful bright shiny eye-catching tail. It liked to chase and play with Bigtail (his companion).

I am very sorry, yellowtail, that we didn't take very good care of you. But we hope that you had a good life and we hope you will always be happy in the heaven. Me and Li will always remember you and we'll send you all the best wishes.

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