Worried about your dog or cat during the eclipse? Here's what the experts have to say.

The Hudson Valley will witness a partial eclipse of the sun this afternoon. For weeks medical experts have been warning people against viewing the sun with the naked eye. But what about your pet?

Special solar eclipse glasses can be used for humans that want to see the eclipse, but they really don't fit on pets. Many pet owners are worried about the damage that could occur to their furry friends' eyes and are looking for ways to protect their vision.

According to experts, that's really not necessary. Animals don't know that there's going to be an eclipse. And even if they did they really wouldn't care. Animals are outside all day long and don't usually spend time staring up at the sun. Today won't be any different. The best way to keep your pet safe is to not bug them by trying to put some weird glasses over their face or disrupt their schedule by locking them in a dark basement.

If anything, your dog or cat may become a little confused when it gets dark out, thinking that it's going to rain or that nighttime is on the way. Otherwise, don't give your four-legged friend a second thought and spend time checking out the eclipse for yourself.

If you don't have glasses to protect your human eyes, you can quickly make an eclipse viewer to safely view today's solar event.