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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2010-0148

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 090088263

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.

Country: CANADA


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. 26496      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Spot On Flea Control for Cats and Kittens

  • 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).

On August 4, 2009 the pet owner applied the Zodiac Spot On Flea Control for Cats and Kittens to the cat.

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

>24 hrs <=3 days / >24 h <=3 jours

11. List all symptoms


  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Fasciculations
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Anorexia

12. How long did the symptoms last?

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

Fully Recovered / Complètement 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

APSS veterinarian stated that this cat's signs suggested the cat may have been exposed to a pyrethroid agent, or the lactating cat may be hypocalcemic. She recommended that the pet owner take the cat to the veterinarian and have the veterinarian call for information.

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 Zodiac Spot On Flea Control for Cats and Kittens was considered to have a doubtful likelihood of causing the clinical situation. On August 6, 2009 the pet owner spoke to the APSS veterinarian. The pet owner stated that the cat had been seen by the veterinarian and was treated with intravenous fluids, unknown injections, and unknown oral medication. The cat had made a full recovery. The owner also stated that a dog in the household was treated with Zodiac Fleatrol Power Spot Flea and Tick Control for Dogs over 14 kg and that the cat and dog are amiable. The APSS veterinarian stated that if the cat had been in direct contact with the application site on the dog, she could have possibly picked up some of the dog topical flea control product; permethrin in the dog product could therefore have placed the cat at risk for possible permethrin-related adverse effects. The APSS veterinarian stated that the Zodiac Fleatrol Power Spot Flea and Tick Control for Dogs over 14 kg was considered to have an unknown likelihood of causing the clinical situation.