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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.

katryna Gontro
Province, Country:
CT, Bangladesh
Bull Terrier
Date of Birth:
Date of Death
27th October 2006
Coat Colour:
Black, blonde, brown,
Eye Colour:

Oh my dear pet emma, she was so annoying but at least i got her toilet trained. she was such a cute puppy, flappy ears big nose bites lots and lots ..... sometimes in a good way. although she was hard to live with..stealing my bed and eating my shoes i still loved her....enough to keep her....and i promise i didnt kill her. the poision was an accident...i swear!
she loved long walks in the park and in the bush...wink wink...

love you always emma

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