Misguided fears that vaccinations cause autism and other conditions has some pet owners avoiding getting their animals vaccinated against deadly diseases such as parvovirus and rabies, and the trend is reducing herd immunity levels, according to the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations. Much of the medical information available online "can be misleading and is not based on scientific evidence or research," says FECAVA President Wolfgang Dohne, and the risks of diseases and treatments for them outweigh any potential side effects, says veterinarian Raelynn Farnsworth.
Anti-vaccination movement endangers pets
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