Overland Park, KS (March 2004) ” Fort Dodge Animal Health is proud to announce that ProHeart® 6 (moxidectin) will be a major sponsor of North Shore Animal League America’s 2004 “Tour for Life” and national Pet Adoptathon.
“For the second consecutive year, we are very excited about being part of this prestigious, national initiative that finds caring homes for thousands of needy animals,” says Craig Wallace, Director of Companion Animal Business for Fort Dodge Animal Health. “Like the North Shore Animal League America, Fort Dodge Animal Health is focused on animal health and welfare. Our affiliation with this vitally important endeavor underscores our long-standing commitment to provide pets and their owners with superior animal health care products.”
Fort Dodge has a well-deserved reputation for its extensive animal health research, as well as a long history of developing innovative animal health-care products. ProHeart 6, which will serve as Fort Dodge’s official sponsor of NSALA events, is the latest advancement in canine heartworm protection and the fastest-growing heartworm preventative in the country.
The North Shore Animal League America’s Tour for Life is comprised of three separate tour routes that make 21 stops in major markets across the United States. The Tour begins the first week in April and concludes in New York City on April 25th. In each market stop, the Tour for Life promotional vehicle will join with local animal shelters and humane societies to conduct a major media event centered on local pet adoption. Fort Dodge Animal Health will participate at several of the tour stops and provide important educational information for new pet owners.
North Shore Animal League America, located in Port Washington, NY, is the world’s largest animal adoption organization. Founded in 1944, the League has found loving homes for more than 800,000 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens.
ProHeart® 6 (moxidectin), manufactured by Fort Dodge Animal Health, is generally well tolerated. Use with caution in sick, debilitated or underweight animals. A small percentage of dogs showed mild, transient swelling or itching at the injection site. Rare, digestive, neurological or hypersensitivity reactions may occur. Read the package insert for more information. To obtain additional information, including a copy of the product labeling, dog owners should contact their veterinarian, or call 1-800-772-5040.
Fort Dodge Animal Health, a division of Wyeth (NYSE:WYE), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of prescription and over-the-counter animal health care products for the livestock, companion animal, equine, swine and poultry industries in North America and international markets. Key products include ProHeart® 6, Fel-O-Vax® FIV vaccine, West Nile-InnovatorTM vaccines and QUEST® Gel.