Can vaccinations cause autism dogs? Yes, you should vaccinate your pets. And no, they can’t get autism. That’s the message the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is pushing out to pet owners according to TIME.
It comes amid a mounting trend of individuals who refuse to vaccinate their pets due to a mistaken belief that shots can cause autism in dogs. This theory — which originally stems from a widely discredited and later retracted 1998 study that purported to find a link between autism and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine — has been repeatedly disproven in humans, and has no scientific basis when it comes to animals.