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Pet Tip

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:
Kim Clemens
City:
glenwood
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
pomeranian
Date of Birth:
Nov. 11, 2003
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
8.8
Coat Colour:
Fawn
Eye Colour:
Brown

My baby Chica is the most precious thing to me, she is like my child, she is so smart, she can almost understand everything I say and will respond to any of my moods. She is my best friend, she is busy getting ready for her new brother and sister who are arriving October 20 (see Beau and Bellas page). She loves to play tug-of-war with me and one of my scrunchys. She is such a good girl, she came to us last year horrible neglected but has recovered and doing completely well!

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