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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:
Hannah MacDonald
City:
Sydney Mines
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
Chinese Fighting Fish
Date of Birth:
October 10, 2005
Date of Death
October 8, 2007
Sex:
Unknown
Height:
1
Weight:
1
Coat Colour:
Purple
Eye Colour:
Blue

I really do miss Buddy. I got him on October 10th, 2005, one day before my birthday. I told him all of my problems and I swear he listened so well. He was the best fish I ever had. It was my fault he died and I am so mad at myself for it. I hadn;t cleaned his tank in about 2 weeks and it was very dirty plus we had no fish food so he didn't eat for a few days. Every morning I would look in his tank and say hello Buddy. One mornig I woke up and he was dead in the corner of his tank. I wanted to bawl my eyes out. At least he is in a better place now. I can't wait to see you over the rainbow bridge Buddy. I'll love you forever.

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