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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 Komarnisky
City:
Vancouver
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
Golden Retriever
Date of Birth:
September 11, 2008
Date of Death
August 19, 2009
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Not Provided
Eye Colour:
Brown

On Wednesday our 11 month old golden retriever Omar dashed out into the street and was hit by a truck. He died. I can't believe he was taken from us so soon, when we adopted him I thought he would be with us for 10 years or more. Instead, he didn't make it to his first birthday. He was our first dog, he made our family complete. 

Omar you were so wonderful, you made every day bright. I loved your feet and your soft snout and how your whole body wiggled when you wagged your tail. Seeing you was always the happiest part of my day. I loved taking you for walks and playing ball with you. It was so fun when we went camping. You loved car rides so much. I'm sorry you never had the chance to swim in the ocean.


 I miss you so so much. On your birthday we will plant a tree in your memory to remember you always.

I miss you Omar, you gave us so much love and happiness during your too short life.

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