Yes, “dog anti-vaxxers” is a thing. In Brooklyn. But they might not be as crazy as you think

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A story appeared in New York’s Brooklyn Paper last week claiming that “hipster-y” pet owners are withholding vaccinations from their animals due to fears of autism.

That sounds pretty insane, right?

The story set off a flurry of incredulous pieces about how the anti-vaccination movement has jumped across the species barrier, and how this trend could put dogs and cats in danger of contracting lethal diseases.

To a point, I agree. I am not an anti-vaxxer...

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