The cocker spaniel breed is prone to tearing, or dark staining under the eyes. Therefore, it is important to start cleaning your cocker’s eyes when he's a puppy. This helps prevent future infections and gets him accustomed to having someone clean his eyes.
Add a few puppy-safe ocular drops, available online or at your local pet store, to your cocker pup’s eye. Give him a few moments to blink and let the drops settle.
Wipe his under-eye area with a moist saline wipe, also available online or at your pet store. This helps remove the dark “tears."
Pat the area dry with a clean, soft towel. Do not leave the area wet, as this promotes bacterial growth.