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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...

How Will Your Pet Handle Your Return To Work?

After weeks of one-on-one companionship, it’s time for you to return to work. That means 8 hours or more of alone time for Fluffy or Fido. Here’s what you can do if your pet reacts stressfully.

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...

Connecticut Tick Forecast 2020

  Connecticut Tick Forecast Brookfield Animal Hospital       There were more than 30K potentially infectious ticks in Fairfield County in 2019.  A warm, wet winter may mean that 2020 is a record breaking year for tick populations in...

Vets In My Area

Just moved to Fairfield County and looking for a veterinarian?  Use these tips to help you quickly select the veterinarian that is most likely a match for you, your pet, and your needs.

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