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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2008-3622

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: Prosar case 1-16017931

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): The Hartz Mountain Corporation

Address: 400 Plaza Drive

City: Secaucus

Prov / State: New Jersey

Country: USA

Postal Code: 07094-3688

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: ONTARIO

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. 25922      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Control Pet Care System Once a Month Flea and Tick Treatment for Dogs

  • Active Ingredient(s)

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).

The reporter used about 1/3 tube of the product (designed for dogs) on her cat on 4/13/08.

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?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>8 hrs <=24 hrs / > 8 h < = 24 h

11. List all symptoms


  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Fasciculations

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


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

1-16017931: The reporter called on 4/14/08 to report she had accidentally placed a flea and tick topical product containing the active ingredient Permethrin on her cat the previous day. The cat, a 3 year old female, had started twitching prior to the call and the owner had only then realized her mistake. The reporter was inquiring what she needed to do. The safety profile of the product was discussed, as was a caution to not use products designed for dogs on cats. The recommendation was made to bath the cat in a hand dish washing detergent, dry her well, and seek veterinary care if the symptoms persisted. The reporter called back about 45 minutes later as the cat's ears were still twitching after the bath. She was wondering what else she needed to do. The recommendation was made to take the cat to a veterinarian for evaluation and treatment as there was no antidote, only medication to control symptoms and prevent seizures. The reporter then called back the next day (4/15). She had taken the cat to a veterinarian, who had given IV methocarbamol. The cat's symptoms had then improved, only to degrade again by 4/15. The reporter was confused why the symptoms returned if the cat had already been treated. It was discussed that with cat exposures to Permethrin-based flea and tick products designed for dogs, symptoms can re-develop for up to 72 hours. Continued treatment may be needed for that entire time. The recommendation was made to immediately take the cat back to a veterinarian for further treatment. No follow-up contact was received after this, and no contact could be initiated by the registrant, as the reporter had repeatedly refused to give her contact information.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here