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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:
jessica rivers
City:
oshawa
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
beagel/spaniel
Date of Birth:
june 1986
Date of Death
august 21st 2002
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
black and white
Eye Colour:
brown

My dog chippy was my best friend in the whole world. he was a very friendly and loveable dog. he was very sweet. he was the first dog that i have ever had and it has been very had to get used to the idea of him passing. i know that he is still watching over me, i also know that he is playing with his best friend in the whole world, lady (my nana's dog) who passed away 2 years ago. they were the best of friends. he also extremely missed by Mittens and Harley "his cats" and also by our whole family. Love Always as forever your person- Jessica

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