Possible Eye Problem in a Cocker Spaniel Puppy

Cocker Spaniel PuppyGetting a puppy is a big decision, because it takes a huge responsibility. You need to be responsible for your puppy’s health and wellbeing. So besides you need to make sure that your puppy has enough food, love and affection, you also need to be aware about any health problem that may occur.

Different breeds of puppies usually have different specific health problems that you should be concern about. For a Cocker Spaniel, one of the main possible health issues is the eye problem. There are several eye problems that can occur in your Cocker Spaniel puppy that can be quite serious and might even lead to blindness. It’s important for you to recognize the symptoms of these problems as early as possible to avoid any terrible consequences.

Here are some of the most common eye problems that could happen to your Cocker Spaniel:


This is a condition when the bottom eyelid of the puppy rolls inward, so the hair will rub against the eyeball. It will cause a terrible irritation on the eye and has to be fixed through surgery.


Distichia is an abnormal hair that grows from the oil glands found in the eyelid. This condition also causes a terrible irritation on the eyeball making it red or inflamed.

Cherry Eye

Cocker Spaniel has a third eyelid that contains a tear gland to protect the eye. Sometimes it could burst out of its normal position and appears like a red swelling. This condition also requires a surgery.


When there is an unusual amount of pressure within the eye, this condition might occur. This condition can lead to blindness if not treated properly. The symptoms include pain, sensitivity to light, protruding eyeball and red eyes.


Commonly known as pink eye usually caused by allergic to pollens or grasses, or could also caused by a fungal infection.

1 Comment to “Possible Eye Problem in a Cocker Spaniel Puppy”

  • Mary December 10, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I never knew these guys are so sensitive… My 8-year old girl really wants one and I’m sure there’s little I can do about it. I’m glad I read this beforehand so I can take better care of him/her.