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Welcome Dr. Danielle Zimmer, Veterinarian in Brookfield

We are very excited to announce the addition of Dr. Danielle Zimmer to our team!  Dr Zimmer grew up in Watertown, NY and received her Bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence University.  She then attended veterinary school at Ross University in St....

Top Reasons Dogs Were Domesticated

Dogs may have been domesticated as far back as 20,000 years ago. That’s at least 6,000 years before the date of the world’s oldest known dog burial site. Dogs were domesticated before any other species, when humans were still hunter gatherers.  Here are scientists’ top reasons why dogs may have been domesticated so early on.

Puncture Proof Big Dog Pools

Most large dogs destroy expensive made-for-dog pools the first day they are set up. Here is a good hack that’s sure to work.

Toxoplasmosis and Pregnant Women

Pregnant women who own cats have likely been warned about the risk of  toxoplasmosis by their doctor. We built this information page to help you more fully understand the risks of caring for a cat while pregnant with your child.   What is...

Pandemic Pets: Your Resource Center

Since March 2020, U.S. pet adoption, foster care, and sales have hit new highs.  We wanted to make sure you had all ther resources you needed to take care of your newly acquired pet.

What’s the Best Dog Food?

Want to know if your dog's food is any good?  Learn to evaluate your pet's diet like a veterinary nutritionist.   The Basics   A great pet diet must have three kinds of nutrients: protein, carbohydrates and fats, and vitamins and minerals...

Why Do Dog’s Eyes Get Bluer As They Age?

You may notice that the pupils of your dog’s eyes are starting to look a bit bluer as he ages.  Is this a sign of cataracts?  Read on to find out more about a medical condition known as lenticular sclerosis and other interesting facts about your pet’s eye health.

Best Flea Products For Dogs and Cats

Each year, pet owners spend more than 379 million dollars on a myriad of flea medications for their pets. Brookfield takes a look at some of the most popular brands in stores and which ones are the safest and best at keeping your pet free of...

Do’s and Don’ts of Swimming With Your Dog

It's summer and many of us are headed to the beach with our dogs. The veterinarians at Brookfield Animal Hospital have this advice to keep everyone safe.   Stay On Guard   Pets are just as much at risk of drowning in water as children....


From March-November, Brookfield Animal Hospital fields phone calls from pet owners whose dogs have been sprayed by skunks.  Here is everything that you need to know about these adorable, helpful, but awful smelling creatures including how to...

Kitten Season!

Kitten season occurs between April and October every year.  During this time, intact stray and feral cats give birth to litters of 3-5 kittens as early as 5 months of age.  Shelters can be overrun and rescue organizations can be strained to...

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