The Best Ways to Clean a Cocker Puppy's Eyesby Amanda Maddox
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.
Items You Will Need
- Ocular drops
- Saline wipes
- Clean your baby's eyes about once a week to prevent bacteria from growing around them. Having a groomer clip the hair under your pup's eyes also helps keep them clean.
- If the discharge from your puppy's eyes becomes thick and yellow or has a foul odor, contact your vet. Your cocker may have a bacterial infection requiring antibiotic ointment.
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