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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:
Loretta Harpham
City:
Saskatoon
Province, Country:
SK, Canada
Type/Breed:
Lhaso Apso/Shih-tzu
Date of Birth:
May 25, 1993
Date of Death
Dec. 2006
Sex:
Male
Height:
8
Weight:
15
Coat Colour:
mostly white
Eye Colour:
brown

Little Zeus, King of All Dogs, friend to all, and member of the Harpham family in Saskatchewan, left behind beautiful memories of his life for his family and friends.  Mistaken sometimes for the "Kleenex Dog", and sometimes for simply a floor mop, Zeus was able to win his way into everyone's hearts.


Prior to retirement, Zeus entertained everyone with his one-act Dog Show, sitting pretty, rolling over, shaking (a paw), dancing pretty, looking for "Pooky", and countless other tricks. 


One didn't DARE use the words "walk" or "cookie" around him unless it followed up with the same.  When asked if he was feeling alright, Zeus would always repeat three times, that he was feeling "ruff!"  He could "go find" but he refused to be anyone's slave.  He would never "go fetch".  "If you want that darn stick, you'll have to tear it from me!" 


Zeus developed a taste for almost all foods, but never for jalapeno peppers or lettuce.  It was rare that he ever got to sample Real People food, since he feasted on vegetarian dry dog food for eleven years of his life.   Zeus lived to the ripe old age of thirteen-and-a-half, dying peacefully, in Dec. 2006.


The Harpham Family   


Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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