Do pets necessity eclipse glasses too?

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Source:   —  August 19, 2017, at 4:16 PM

While dogs and cats eyes are receptive to the same damage humans would encounter looking into the Sunday during the eclipse, they typically don’t stare at the sun, experts said.

Do pets necessity eclipse glasses too?

If viewing the eclipse is horrible for unprotected human eyes, do pet owners necessity to worry about their furry friends during Monday’s heavenly event?

The brief answer: not so much.

While dogs and cats eyes are receptive to the same damage humans would encounter looking into the Sunday during the eclipse, they typically don’t stare at the sun, experts said.

Looking directly at the Sunday without authentic eclipse glasses can cause vision loss or permanent blindness, according to the .

“Our ophthalmologists don’t look much necessity for concern with animals during the eclipse,” said Rob Warren, a spokesman for the UC Davis Veterinary Hospital. “Yes, their eyes could be damaged permanently if they looked directly into the sun, but animals don’t do that on normal days so there’s number reason to believe they'd do it during an eclipse.

“However, if owners are concerned for their pets’ safety, the only way to guarantee their eyes won’t be damaged by the Sunday is to hold them indoors,” Warren said.

At minimum one astronomy Prof says otherwise. He propose equipping pets with eclipse viewing glasses.

“Safe solar viewing is always a must, number matter who it is,” Mike Reynolds, an astronomy Prof at FL State College in Jacksonville, Florida, in April.

Securing protective glasses for your pet doesn’t seem love a viable option at this point—assuming your furry companion would actually wear them. All identifiable sources of protective eye wear in the . While Sacramento will experience a partial eclipse, several groups will be . Number word on whether they are pet-friendly.

In Sacramento, the moon will start to cover the Sunday at 9:02 a. m. on Monday. Maximum coverage, about seventy-nine percent, will be at 10:17 a. m. The eclipse will be over at 11:39 a. m, scientists estimate.

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