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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.

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Bichonprincess
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DSH
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Male
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Pokaroo was a rescue that sadly was only with us a few months. The first few nights home he screamed all night, it turns out he was afraid of the dark. He was a big boy and sponge for love and affection. Every morning he run around wildly which was quite the frightening sight as you can imagine, 25lbs of kitty flying through the air! lol! Although the vets said he was healthy my sweet angel died in my bed. He is forever loved and greatly missed and I feel honored to have had him in my life. R.I.P. sweet angel, mama loves you?

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