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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:
Leila D'Souza
City:
North York
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
Shih Tzu
Date of Birth:
July 05, 2007
Sex:
Male
Height:
12
Weight:
11
Coat Colour:
Black, Brown, grey, gold, beige
Eye Colour:
Blue, brown

The sweetest, warmest, most loving puppy to ever exist.
He loves to cuddle up to either one of his owners, but his biggest quirk is that he has to have a major doggy tantrum after being given his bath.

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