Source: WBBM Newsradio

Dr. Rena Carlson of the American Veterinary Medical Association advises pet owners to keep dogs and cats at home during the April 8 solar eclipse. Most pets are unaffected by the event, but they can become stressed if taken out of their familiar environment, especially if they’re exposed to crowds of excited or anxious people.

Unlike humans, pets are unlikely to be interested in the eclipse or look directly at it, so protective eyewear isn’t necessary for them. Dr. Carlson emphasizes the importance of minimizing stress for pets during the eclipse by keeping them in their usual surroundings.

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