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Posted on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 : 8:30 a.m.

Virbac issues expanded recall on heartworm preventative for dogs

By Lorrie Shaw


Lorrie Shaw | Contributor

There have been plenty of recalls related to pets in recent months, and as always, we keep you informed about each one.

There is one new recall to report; however, this one is not related to pet food or treats.

Virbac Animal Health has expanded a voluntary recall on one of their products — a heartworm preventative — and it might affect your dog.

The company, based in Fort Worth, Texas added to the recall, first issued in April on production lots of Iverhart Chewable Tablets, that has included Iverhart Max and Iverhart Plus.

The company has now added specific lots of one of their heartworm preventative products, Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables in the voluntary recall, as quality tests showed a failure to meet stability specifications during the life of the product.

This recall does not affect Iverhart Max products.

Accirding to he included lots are:

Small (up to 25lbs):

  • 120092: Small (up to 25lbs)
  • 120397: Small (up to 25lbs)
  • 120398: Small (up to 25lbs)
  • 120798: Small (up to 25lbs)

Medium (26-50lbs):

  • 120090: Medium (26-50lbs)
  • 120301: Medium (26-50lbs)
  • 120378: Medium (26-50lbs)
  • 120450: Medium (26-50lbs)
  • 121282: Medium (26-50lbs)
  • Large (51-100lbs):

    • 120091: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 120127:Large (51-100lbs)
    • 120195: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 120207: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 120256: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 120289: Large(51-100lbs)
    • 120300: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 120305: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 120306: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 120377: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 120379: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 120434: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 120440: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 120464: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 120651: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 120658: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 120678: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 120831: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 121110: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 121150: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 121283: Large (51-100lbs)
    • 121386: Large (51-100lbs)

    Questions or concerns about this recall should be directed to Virbac Technical Services at 1-800-338-3659 ext. 3052.

    You can count on to have up-to-date information on pet product related recalls available. Click here to search our archives of previous recalls.

    Lorrie Shaw leads the pets section for and owner of Professional Pet Sitting. Shoot her an email, contact her at 734-904-7279 or follow her adventures on Twitter.



    Sat, Aug 24, 2013 : 2:27 a.m.

    I no longer have the container of our heart worm meds. Any word on if A2 vets were shipped these lots?

    tom swift jr.

    Thu, Aug 22, 2013 : 2:30 p.m.

    I just wanted to say thanks for your diligence in bringing us info about pet product related recalls. Me, the pup, and the cat posse appreciate it.