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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2009-4002

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: Prosar 1-19655211

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: UltraGuard Flea/TIck Drops for Dogs/Puppies Over 30 lbs (Canada)

  • 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 product was applied to a cat on 08/26/2009. NOTE: The product is not labeled for use on cats.

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

Medical Professional

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

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms


  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Muscle tremors
    • Symptom - Seizure
    • Symptom - Muscle twitching
    • Symptom - Other
    • Specify - "Dull mentation"

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

1-19655211: A reporter (veterinarian) called on 08/27/2009 to report the exposure of a cat to a canine flea and tick product containing the active ingredient Permethrin. According to the reporter, the product was accidentally applied to the cat on 08/26/2009. The cat presented to the veterinarian early on 08/27/2009 with muscle tremors and seizures. The cat had been treated with IV fluids, atropine, and a Valium continuous rate infusion (CRI). The reporter planned to obtain injectable methocarbamol to treat the cat with. The reporter was advised that the cat should be bathed in a non-insecticidal shampoo for decontamination. The remainder of treatment is symptomatic and supportive including methocarbamol or diphenhydramine for tremors, diazepam or phenobarbital for seizures, and maintenance of hydration. Methocarbamol and diphenhydramine doses were reviewed. On follow up on 08/28/2009, the reporter stated that the cat was on general anesthesia initially to control its seizures. The cat was then started on a Valium CRI which was being slowly decreased at the time of the report. The cat was also receiving methocarbamol and IV fluids. The reporter stated that the cat was still having some seizures but appeared to be more responsive. The reporter was advised that refractory seizures may need to be treated with Propofol or general anesthesia while considering their risks. The reporter was encouraged to monitor the cat for 48-72 hours as signs can recur in under-treated animals. On follow up on 08/31/2009, the reporter stated that the cat would start to twitch when touched when the Valium CRI was discontinued, so the reporter started it again. The methocarbamol dose and frequency had been reduced and the cat was still mentally dull. The reporter was advised that the mental dullness may be from the Valium CRI. If the seizures have resolved, recommended reducing and/or discontinuing the Valium CRI and relying on higher methocarbamol doses and frequency to control muscle twitches. The reporter was advised that these cats usually do well with appropriate care assuming they present fairly soon after signs develop. On follow up on 09/02/2009, a veterinary clinic employee stated that the Valium CRI had been discontinued and methocarbamol and IV fluids were being continued. The muscle tremors and twitches had resolved, but the cat had some occasional involuntary stretching of her legs. The cat seems more aware but is still fairly sedated.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here