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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:
Kim & Troy Perrier
City:
Hubbards
Province, Country:
NS, Canada
Type/Breed:
Golden Retriever
Date of Birth:
May 24, 1997
Date of Death
April 4, 2001
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
75
Coat Colour:
Golden Blond
Eye Colour:
Brown

aka Sammbone, Sam, Goober, Bubbers, Puppers, Good Boy. Our first born, best friend, beloved family member, protector, ice cream sharer, our baby.. !! Loved going for rides, cuddling, the beach, swimming, chasing sticks, giving kisses, walks, anything as long as he was with us. We lost him to Kidney Disease. Our hearts broke that day watching him leave us, but we swore we'd always be there for him. We miss his smell, his Golden Nudge, the softness of his fur, his beautiful smile. Sammbone, We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the special memories you gave us. We will never forget your unquestioning devotion, loyalty, and love that you gave us. We miss you so much Sammbone..and will never forget you.

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