As you know, today is the day we are to experience a total eclipse of the sun. Here is some important advice for pet owners from Pet Sitters International.Best advice for pet owners and pet sitters during the eclipse
"While damage to pets’ eyes are unlikely, pet parents, as well as professional pet sitters and dog walkers, should consider not bringing pets outdoors for walks or play during the eclipse. Keep pets indoors with windows closed and shades or curtains drawn.
Pet sitters and dog walkers may consider adjusting their schedules to offer their walks at least thirty minutes before or after the eclipse, or recommend that walks for the day be replaced with indoor play instead.
This way the pet is not exposed to large crowds that may gather to view the eclipse and will not be startled by the excitement that may be displayed by the sun gazers.
If pets will be outdoors, take extra precautions and ensure that all pets have proper identification tags should they be spooked and flee."