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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2007-6012

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 070062689

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.


Prov / State: OHIO

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.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No. 2724485

Product Name: Zodiac Fleatol Protein Conditioning Shampoo

  • Active Ingredient(s)
      • Guarantee/concentration .1 %
      • Guarantee/concentration 1.5 %
      • Guarantee/concentration .15 %

7. b) Type of formulation.


Application Information

8. Product was applied?


9. Application Rate.


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 June 19, 2007, at 7:00 pm CDT, the owner bathed her cat in the Zodiac Fleatrol Protein Conditioning Shampoo for Dogs Cats Puppies and Kittens. The cat, a 3 year old, 10 pound, female, intact, Domestic Shorthair, had fleas and the owner was using this to treat the flea infestation.

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

Domestic Shorthair

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?

>15 min <=2 hrs / >15 min <=2 h

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>30 min <=2 hrs / >30 min <=2 h

11. List all symptoms


  • General
    • Symptom - Vocalizing
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Ataxia
  • General
    • Symptom - Biting
  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Difficulty Breathing
    • Symptom - Laboured breathing
    • Specify - agonal breathing
  • General
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

>30 min <=2 hrs / >30 min <=2 h

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 June 19, 2007, at 7:45 pm, CDT, 45 minutes after bathing, the cat began to vocalize and became ataxic. The owner also noted respiratory distress. The owner tried to rinse the cat off, and in the process bit a child in the home. Shortly thereafter, the cat began agonal breathing and passed away at 8:30 pm, CDT.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian also explained to the owner that death is not expected from this product. The APSS veterinarian suspected this cat had some type of underlying health problem that was stressed by the bathing process. It is possible that the cat went into acute heart failure possibly and died. The APSS veterinarian recommended a necropsy be done and that their DVM contact our service for that information.