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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:
Sara Sands
City:
seneca falls
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
Blacklab
Date of Birth:
september 10 1996
Date of Death
october 6 2008
Sex:
Male
Height:
2
Weight:
75
Coat Colour:
black
Eye Colour:
brown

drake was the bestfriend a 12 year old girl could EVER have.i loved him more then anything in the whole wide universe. he was the best dog in the whole wide world.i will miss him more then anything i have ever had. i had him my whole life,and he never ever bit me.he huged me all the time and he always played with me every day. he was the cutiest dog ever to live.i will never forget my best dog no matter what.

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