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All about AL-E-OOP
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.
- Carl & Susan Tucker
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My name is Al-e-oop but I am also known around the park as 'the squirrel hunter'. I love to spend time with people and other animals and my biggest pet peeve is to be left alone. I share a house a large calico cat named nosy and we get along most of the time except when she binges on my food. My favorite pasttime, other than chasing squirrels is snuggling with whoever is around. I have a wide repitoire of tricks including giving high fives. Generally I'm pretty quiet and laid back. I spend most of my free time hiding bones, chewing on a variety of toys, and begging for scraps. I'm not a picky eater and I will generally try anything once.