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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2007-6004

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 070054388

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Wellmark International

Address: 100 Stone Rd. West, Suite 111

City: Guelph

Prov / State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Postal Code: N1G5L3

3. Select the appropriate subform(s) for the incident.

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.


5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: QUEBEC

6. Date incident was first observed.


Product Description

7. a) Provide the active ingredient and, if available, the registration number and product name (include all tank mixes). If the product is not registered provide a submission number.


PMRA Registration No. 21744      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Flea and Tick Spray For Dogs and Cats(Canadian Product)

  • Active Ingredient(s)

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?


9. Application Rate.


Other Units: sprays

10. Site pesticide was applied to (select all that apply).

Site: Animal / Usage sur un animal domestique

11. Provide any additional information regarding application (how it was applied, amount applied, the size of the area treated etc).

On May 30, 2007 between 6:00 and 7:00 pm, CDT, the owner sprayed this product 36 times to his 1 year old, 6 pound, female, intact, Himalayan Cat. The product was sprayed dermally to the animal in an outdoor environment. The owner was applying this product to treat a condition.

To be determined by Registrant

12. In your opinion, was the product used according to the label instructions?


Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed


4. Number of animals affected


5. Sex


6. Age (provide a range if necessary )


7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )



8. Route(s) of exposure



9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>2 hrs <=8 hrs / > 2 h < = 8 h

11. List all symptoms


  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Drooling
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Seizure
    • Symptom - Paralysis
  • General
    • Symptom - Hypothermia
  • Cardiovascular System
    • Symptom - Tachycardia

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

13. Was medical treatment provided? Provide details in question 17.


14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?


14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Not recovered / Non rétabli

16. How was the animal exposed?

Treatment / Traitement

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

(eg. description of the frequency and severity of the symptoms

On May 30, 2007 at 9:00 pm, CDT the owner noticed that the cat was hypersalivating and had a seizure. The owner also noticed that the cat was exhibiting hind leg paralysis. The owner bathed the cat on May 30, 2007, shortly after signs developed, in attempts to rinse off the animal's coat. The owner took the cat to the vet before contacting the APSS veterinarian. The owner called to report the exposure on May 31,2007 at 8:19 am, CDT. The cat has a heart murmur, was tachycardic and hypothermic. Per the owner, the attending veterinarian treated the cat for muscle spasms, gave a detox pill, and told the owner that it may take 48 hours for the medication to work. The APSS veterinarian advised the owner that if the cat was still unable to walk, that the cat needed to be seen by a veterinarian. The APSS veterinarian also stated that the hind limb paralysis could be due to the cat being back in heat or that the cat could have been injured.

To be determined by Registrant

18. Severity classification (if there is more than 1 possible classification


19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that this product has a wide margin of safety in cats. Drooling is a taste reaction. If the seizure-like activity is actually hyperesthesia-this is due to dermal hypersensitivity. The heart murmur nor the paralysis, expected to be a reaction from any pyrethroid product. The owner also stated that as of June 2,2007, the cat was no longer experiencing hind limb paralysis. Product not used according to label directions.