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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.

ado biacci
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italian spinone
Date of Birth:
24 12 1993
Date of Death
17 09 2007
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Coat Colour:
black & white
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you have been a great company in our life we did learn a lot from you. and you gave us unconditional love on return, you have been loved and left a massive gap in our hearts when you become a star in the sky. i have been with you till the very last minute caressing you and looking you in your eyes before you gone . hope when will be my time you will come running to me to guiding me away and we will be riunited forever.



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