PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The countdown is on for millions eager to see the upcoming total solar eclipse.
“There is no scientific evidence, well-documented evidence about what is going to happen to pets,” Dr. Carlo Siracusa of Penn Vet hospital said.READ MORE: Special Education Teacher Could Lose Job After Reportedly Duct Taping Student's Mouth In Chester County
Siracusa is among many veterinarians being bombarded with questions from concerned pet owners.
He’s studied animal behavior for 15 years say likely.READ MORE: Gov. Phil Murphy Orders Increased Law Enforcement Presence At New Jersey Schools Following Tragic Texas School Shooting
There’s one condition that will determine if your pet will have a reaction to the rare natural phenomenon on Monday.
“If they have learned some association with it getting darker, they will show that behavior or at a minimum they get confused because the time-frame does not correspond,” Dr. Siracusa said.
She added, “You might put the blinds down, but not exactly when the dark is coming but when it is still light.”MORE NEWS: Baby Formula Shipment On Way To Nestle Facility Outside Allentown
While us humans may be eager to see the upcoming total solar eclipse, vets recommend creating an environment for your pets where they don’t even know the rare phenomenon is happening.