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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2009-5001

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 090081439

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

Address: 100 Stone Road 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.



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. 2724-497-270

Product Name: Bio Spot Spot On Flea and Tick Control for Puppies Under 15 Lbs

  • Active Ingredient(s)
      • Guarantee/concentration 3 %
      • Guarantee/concentration 45 %

7. b) Type of formulation.


Application Information

8. Product was applied?


9. Application Rate.


Units: oz (fl) / oz (liquide)

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 July 11, 2009 the pet owner applied the product to the dog to treat a 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

Dog / Chien

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?

>1 wk <=1 mo / > 1 sem < = 1 mois

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

<=30 min / <=30 min

11. List all symptoms


  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Vomiting
    • Symptom - Rectal hemorrhage
  • Skin
    • Symptom - Pale mucous membrane colour
    • Specify - White Mucous Membranes
  • General
    • Symptom - Hypothermia
  • Cardiovascular System
    • Symptom - Shock
    • Symptom - Cardiac arrest
  • General
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

On July 12, 2009, the dog fully recovered from mild lethargy. On July 20, the dog was moderately lethargic, vomited, and had rectal hemorrhage. The pet owner took the dog to the veterinarian. The veterinarian performed a complete blood cell count (CBC) on July 20, 2009. While the dog was at the clinic, symptoms returned and it was noted that his mucous membranes were white, and he was hypothermic. The dog went into shock, had cardiac arrest, and died at the clinic on July 20, 2009. The pet owner declined consult with an APSS veterinarian at the time of the initial call. The APSS technician recommended that the pet owner call back to continue the consultation. The APSS veterinarian stated that the risk with this exposure is for dermal hypersensitivity reaction and paresthesia and that the initial lethargy experienced on July 11, 2009 could have been a result of this exposure; however, the signs beginning on July 20, 2009 are not consistent with the use of this product.

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 the substance was considered to have a doubtful likelihood of causing the clinical situation.