posted: by: Dawn, RVT Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

Virbac has announced a voluntary recall of several lots of their heartworm prevention Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables due to failure to meet stability specifications.

When the products were released, ivermectin levels (the product that prevents heartworm disease) were fine.  However, further testing showed that ivermectin potency failed to meet stability standards during the life of the product.

In other words, as time goes by, the ivermectin isn't working as it should, and your dog may not be fully protected from heartworm disease!

If you use IVERHART PLUS for heartworm prevention, please check the lot number on your box:

LOT 120076   Lg 51-100 pounds

LOT 120086   Lg 51-100 pounds

LOT 120856   Lg 51-100 pounds

LOT 120202   Med 26-50 pounds

LOT 120196   Small up to 25 pounds

LOT 120844   Small up to 25 pounds


If you have recalled Iverhart Plus, contact Virbac Tech Services at 1-800-338-3659 ext 3052.


Suburban Animal Clinic carries Heartgard Plus Flavored Chewables, which can be used instead of Iverhart.


Suburban Animal Clinic is located in West Columbus off I-70 near I-270.  Suburban Animal Clinic serves Galloway, Hilltop, West Side, Georgesville, West Jefferson, Grove CityGrandviewUpper Arlington (including OSU Campus area), Hilliard and Dublin.