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FDA Requests Recall For Heartworm Preventive

Posted September 7, 2004 5:33 a.m. EDT

— Health concerns have forced a popular heartworm preventative for dogs to be recalled.

WRAL reported months ago on complaints about

Proheart 6

injections. Various vets reported a few problems, but the Food and Drug Administration requested the recall after fielding more than 5,000 complaints from dog owners.

Officials blamed Proheart 6 for side effects in their dogs that ranged from nausea to seizures to death.