Because dogs and cats don’t normally stare at the sun, their eyes should be fine during the eclipse. However, animals can react strangely during natural occurrences. The safest course is to treat it like a thunderstorm or fireworks. Keep them indoors and away from windows. Give them their favorite toy, maybe some treats, plenty of water, etc. And remember, YOUR eyes can be severely damaged by looking directly at the eclipse. Enjoy the spectacle, but be safe for your pet’s sake!