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Dog owners refuse to vaccinate pets over autism fears

Vets have reported an increase in the number of pet owners who are refusing to vaccinate their dogs out of fear they will develop autism Owners in Brooklyn, New York say they are worried the vaccines will harm dogs They are refusing to vaccinate against distemper, hepatitis and rabies - which are required by law One vet said the trend was more common in the hipster areas of Brooklyn 

By Emily Crane For

Published: 00:04 BST, 2 August 2017 | Updated: 00:04 BST, 2 August 2017


Some dog owners are refusing to vaccinate their pooches out of fear they will develop autism. 

Veterinarians in Brooklyn, New York have reported an increasing number of anti-vaxxer pet owners who say they are worried the vaccinations will harm their dogs. 

'We do see a higher number of clients who don't want to vaccinate their animals,' Dr Amy Ford of the Veterinarian Wellness Center of Boerum Hill told the Brooklyn Paper. 

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