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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:
Danielle Linna
City:
Not Provided
Province, Country:
NJ, United States
Type/Breed:
Dwarf Hamster
Date of Birth:
Not Provided
Date of Death
Not Provided
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Beige
Eye Colour:
Red

I was so happy the day I brought you home.
You were my first pet that I had to take responsibility for.
I really wanted you to live for a long time.
I gave you a nice home, and I fed you and played with you.
Sometimes I slacked a little bit on cleaning your cage.
A few days before your passing, I noticed that you seemed different -- you were moving slowly, but I figured you were just tired.
I regret not taking you to a vet.
You will always be in my heart.
Sometimes I imagine that you are still here, and pet you.
You will always be with me in spirit.

Rest In Peace Coffee
I Love You And Miss You Dearly

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