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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:
amy limburg
City:
traralgon
Province, Country:
PE, Australia
Type/Breed:
Cat??
Date of Birth:
23-08-07
Date of Death
16-10-07
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
orange
Eye Colour:
brown

Clyde was like a best friend to me. i was very shy and had very little friends at the time and when i started to walk to school in the morning and saw my poor little kitty lying dead on the road i screamed. my poor little kitty. i ran back inside as i felt my heart being torn to shreds. i hope he has found a new owner that has the same personality as he did just like i(lazy and
huggey.).

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