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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:
Shelley Paterson
City:
Richmond Hill
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Australian Shepherd
Date of Birth:
11/01/00
Sex:
Male
Height:
22
Weight:
50
Coat Colour:
Black Tri
Eye Colour:
Brown

How to describe Cody in less than 100 words? That is a tough one!

Back when I was a teenager I was going through a very rough patch of depression, and thought that getting a dog to dote on would help me cope. Those circumstances weren't probably the best, but the result was a beautiful friendship.

I first saw Cody at the OSPCA when he was about 10 months old. When I went to the SPCA, I wasn't really looking for anything in particular, but Cody's cute looks, playfulness, and what I like to call 'window dog splat', lured me to him.

Cody had a rough start, had no training, was abused and terrified of multiple things. He's come a long way, and is my big squish - my forever companion.

Cody is now enjoying our time together which involves agility, flyball, long walks, camping and games of fetch. He's a super happy boy, his tail is always wagging a million miles a minute... well, whatever is left of his tail! =)

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