A group of dogs in the US state of New York have been treated for heart disease after receiving a vaccine made by the pet food company PetSmart, CNN reported.
According to the CNN report, the dogs were injected with a vaccine to fight a genetic disease that causes heart disease.
PetSmart is owned by the Kellogg’s Company, which has been trying to reach out to pet owners in the wake of the pandemic to promote its pet foods.
The vaccine was first tested on cats in 2013 and was recently added to the Food and Drug Administration’s list of approved veterinary drugs for dogs.
The FDA approved it last year and the company says the vaccine will reduce heart attacks by 75% and strokes by 50%.
The vaccine is made from a synthetic protein derived from the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which causes a type of pneumonia.