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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.

Jim and Tanya Wiigs
Province, Country:
AB, Canada
American Domestic Short Hair
Date of Birth:
April 1, 1994
Date of Death
July 22, 2009
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Coat Colour:
Black and White
Eye Colour:

Barker was our baby. She came to us when she was only 6 months old and she brought us 15 years of joy and companionship. She always wanted to be around us as she knew she could snuggle with us anytime she pleased. She always cheered us up whenever we were down or had a bad day at work. She would meet us at the door when we came home and always seemed genuinely happy to see us.

Our house seems so empty without her. Everything reminds us of her. Every sound, every room, every thought...

Barker, we love you and we miss you terribly. Please know that we will never forget you.

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