This week, stories appeared on the internet of a Brooklyn veterinarian who has encountered pet parents unwilling to vaccinate their dogs for fear of autism. While at this point there’s no way to know how many pet parents have engaged in this behavior, it is unlikely that this veterinarian is the only one encountering this fear, and this story is a good reminder about the importance of animal vaccines.
There are two things to get to note right away. First, dogs cannot get autism. Secondly, vaccines are essential to you and your pet’s long and healthy life.