Brookfield Animal Hospital

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Paw It Forward: Help the Danbury Pound this holiday season




We’re glad you’re here. Brookfield Animal Hospital is a regional leader in pet health.  Click through to find out more about YOUR dog or cat and how Brookfield can meet his or her specific needs.

Pet Clothes: Our Top Picks for Witty, Wonderful, or Just Plain Weird

Pet owners are dressing their furry friends up for all the major holidays and the routine days in between.  Here’s a selection of get ups that really grabbed our eye.

Animal Internet Stars: With millions of fans, these pets live like royalty.

Helen launched a thousand ships, but this puss has captivated millions!

The Three Most Common Diseases in Older Cats…and they all respond to treatment!

Older cats are at significant risk for three diseases:  kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, and diabetes.  The great news is that all three illnesses respond well to treatment but you need to CATCH THEM EARLY.  Brookfield Animal Hospital offers a blood screen that identifies any one of these diseases.   Read on for more information on these and other old-age related illnesses, and then find out how you can get your cat safely and affordably screened for all of them!

Connecticut Shelter Euthanasia Numbers Plummet! Part of a National Trend

Shelter euthanasia rates are down by a whopping 42% thanks to the great people who choose to adopt and to the use of microchips that reunite owners with lost pets.   But the news got us to thinking: how much do we really know about our shelter system and...

Pooch or Push Mower: Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?

        Pooch or Push Mower? 'Why does my dog eats grass' and the dirt on lawn chemicals.               Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?   Why is it that every time my dog goes outside she eats a bunch of grass?  It’s funny to watch her in the process.  She selects the...

Connecticut Bears: Test your knowledge

Connecticut's bear population has exploded over the last four decades.  How much do you know about these terrific creatures? Take this quiz and find out.  It's an entertaining way to learn about bears that live right here in our state!   Score and answers...

American Indians and Their Dogs: A complex life of love, work and togetherness

Nomadic tribes from Asia brought dogs with them to the New World and for thousands of years, they were Native American’s only domesticated animal. Fiercely guarded by tribe women, they were used to drag sleds, help hunt buffalo, used as a food source, and sacrificed...

Field Guide to Frog Eggs of Connecticut

Spring peeper sounds signal that it’s breeding time for Connecticut’s frogs and salamanders. Here’s a guide to help you identify the eggs you may see while walking outdoors.   Vernal Pools, Prime Real Estate For Ecological Health   Vernal pools are areas located in...

Human Foods That Are Great Treats for Dogs

Want to add variety to your dog’s meal? These human food additives are safe and nutritious!   Don't Make It a Habit   Use these additives irregularly as a treat, not as regular part of every meal. Dogs trained to consistently eat dog food mixed with human food may be...

A Job Working With Animals

Animal healthcare is one of America’s fastest growing industries. A career in veterinary medicine can be a chance for people of all ages to have rewarding, recession-proof employment with good prospects of career advancement.

Does Road Salt Hurt My Dog’s Feet?

De-icers can cause your dog’s paws to dry and itch. Here’s everything you need to know about de-icer safety and walking your dog in the winter.

How The Domesticated Wolf Changed The World

More than 20,000 years ago, primitive men (and women) in Asia and Western Europe domesticated wolves and man’s best friend was born. With his help, humans settled into domesticated life, and the world changed forever.

What Your Pet Can and CanNOT Eat Off The Thanksgiving Table

Turkey is a fine treat for your dog or cat.  Mix some in with his or her regular food and make it a meal.  Remember that too much fat will give your dog or cat an upset stomach (read diarrhea, vomiting, or worse!), so go easy, Pilgrim. You're good with cheese, but...

How Powerful is a Dog’s Nose?

  10 Thousand Times Better Than Yours: A Dog’s Nose is Nothing To Sneeze About   Researchers at the Sensory Research Institute at Florida State University estimate that a dog’s nose is somewhere between 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute than a human nose. To put that...

How To Pick The Right Dog For Adoption

Who are you and what kind of lifestyle do you lead?   Don’t go to the shelter and choose a pet with the most doleful eyes. Pets, especially dogs, will integrate themselves into your life and a good match is critical to long term happiness all the way around. Ask...

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Brookfield Animal

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thurs:     8:00am – 8:00pm

Friday:                     8:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday:                 8:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday:                   9:00am – 11:00 am* 

*Only open for food and pre-ordered medications.  Boarding patients may also be checked in and out.