Since late 2009, Vetsulin has only been available to diabetic dogs and cats through a Critical-Need Program. Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health has just announced that they expect the U.S. Vetsulin supply for this program to run out in late February or shortly thereafter. The company is working with the FDA to resolve the original stability problem (from 2009) and this new manufacturing issue (possible bacterial contamination). At the present time there will be no additional batches of Vetsulin manufactured. There is no evidence that the Vetsulin currently on the market and being used for pets enrolled in the Critical-Need Program is affected.
If your pet is on Vetsulin, ask your veterinarian about changing to a new insulin product. There will be resources for you and your veterinarian about transitioning to a new insulin posted on www.Vetsulin.com.