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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:
Gordon Wilson
City:
Courtenay
Province, Country:
BC, Canada
Type/Breed:
Not Provided
Date of Birth:
Not Provided
Date of Death
April 16,2009
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Brown
Eye Colour:
Brown

Life Whisks by us sometimes and we do not see it go by but I did see you come and go and my friend I will never forget you. You were the best little buddy a guy could ask for, Rest in Peace now my friend.I will cherish those memories of you  forever.


Goodbye Denver my kind and loyal friend

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