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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:
Sarah and Kelly Scrichfield
City:
Kelso
Province, Country:
WA, United States
Type/Breed:
Beagle
Date of Birth:
7/29/2002
Sex:
Female
Height:
13
Weight:
20
Coat Colour:
tri-color
Eye Colour:
brown

My name is Suzy Q and I was a little 6 week old puppy when I joined the Scrichfield family.  I love terrorizing Chevy one of the two cats I live with, but I can't get away with anything with Louise, she's the other cat. I also love lounging by the wall heater during the day and sleeping with mommy and daddy at night. I love visitors, I love them so much I greet every one by screaming and jumping all over the place to let them know how excited I am to see them! I have a lot of energy, sometimes I just have to run out the doggy door and run around in circles in my big back yard a few times to get it out of me. One thing I don't like is being yelled at. Especially when I get into the trash can or the litter box. Whenever I get yelled at, I just try to be as cute as I can be by gettng on my back and wagging my tail, it works most of the time. Luckily I don't have to do that as often as I used to, as I'm growing up, it's getting easier to control myself. Well, that's me, atleast for now, I know I have a lot of growing up to do still.

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