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Pet Tip

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:
Cynthia and Christian Ruhrmann
City:
Calgary
Province, Country:
AB, Canada
Type/Breed:
Border Collie/Rottie/Shepard
Date of Birth:
September 22, 2001
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
55
Coat Colour:
Black and Blonde
Eye Colour:
Bubbly Brown

My name is Casey and I was adopted by the bestest parents ever. They are so good to me. I have a doggie door and a huge backyard that I can go out and play in whenever I want. I have to share it with my feline friend Yuki, but that's ok - it's fun to chase him around. I have my friend, Meghan come over to play with me every day while our mommies and daddies work. My hobbies are chewing bones, squeeking toys, and chasing Yuki. I love being part of this family and I am so happy that my mommy and daddy picked me!

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