IFL Science reports:
A new study has found that dog owners in the US have become increasingly skeptical of vaccinating their canine companions. Researchers found that 30 percent of the 2,200 dog owners surveyed believed that canine vaccines were medically unnecessary and more than 20 percent believed that they were ineffective.
Nearly 40 percent believed dog vaccinations to be unsafe, with 37 percent expressing the belief that some vaccines could even cause “canine autism”, despite no scientific evidence for vaccines causing this in dogs or humans. In total, over half of the dog owners surveyed expressed some degree of canine vaccine hesitancy.
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Vaccine hesitancy has gone, quite literally, to the dogs.https://t.co/vKbzZ6ZR0m
— IFLScience (@IFLScience) September 1, 2023
53% of dog owners now have concern about the safety, efficacy, or necessity of dog vaccines, and 37% are concerned that vaccines could give their dogs autism. Well, that seals it. Idiocracy was nonfiction. Can’t wait for rabies to start going around. Fun!https://t.co/3XQvODo1zQ
— Scott Santens (@scottsantens) August 31, 2023
Dog autism? 37% of US dog owners buy into anti-vaccine nonsense https://t.co/Pc0XDvmJkZ
— Ars Technica (@arstechnica) August 30, 2023