On August 21st, you'll want to keep one eye on the eclipse (preferably while wearing eclipse glasses) and the other on your furbaby. You might be surprised at what could cause your dog to act out of character.
Truthfully, you probably won’t see much reaction from household pets as a result of the solar eclipse. This is largely due to the fact that the animals have adapted to life on a human schedule dictated more by alarm clocks and artificial light.
On the contrary, you ARE likely to see some bizarre behavior from wild animals, birds, and insects – but only for a few minutes.
FOR OUR FURRED AND FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS, HOWEVER, THERE ARE SOME PRECAUTIONS AND SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP IN MIND.
This could happen anywhere between 10:16am on the Oregon coast and 2:49pm on the South Carolina coast. (If you’re not in the path of total darkness that day, you’ll still experience some degree of darkness).
Pets don’t normally attempt to look at the sun. (When you flip off the kitchen light, does your dog or cat run over and look up at the bulb, wondering why it’s suddenly gone dark?).
Just leave your pets indoors during the eclipse.
If you insist on keeping your pets outdoors during the eclipse and can fit the glasses properly, they won’t hurt.
What’s the biggest danger to my pets during the eclipse?
The biggest danger to pets on August 21 will come from, you guessed it, humans.
All across the nation, there will be crowds, excitement, noise, celebrations, concerts, fireworks.
Make sure pets are safely secured (preferably indoors!), wearing a collar and ID tags.
So, while it's understandable that we want to share this special event with our doggy, we have to make the tough decision to keep him inside. That's where he will be safest. Luckily, his inability to understand English will prevent him from knowing what he's missing. I'm wishing you all a Happy Solar Eclipse!
Article Source: The Dogington Post