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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2010-1438

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: PROSAR 1-22041090

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: NOVA SCOTIA

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. 26490      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: UltraGuard Plus 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 canine product was applied to the cat on 03/21/2010. NOTE: This 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

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

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

11. List all symptoms


  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Muscle tremors
    • Symptom - Difficulty walking

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

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

1-22041090: A reporter (veterinarian) called on 03/25/2010 to report the exposure of a cat to a canine flea and tick product containing the active ingredients Methoprene and Permethrin. According to the reporter, the product was accidentally applied to the cat on 03/21/2010. By 03/24/2010, the cat had developed tremors and was having difficulty walking. The reporter was advised that concentrated canine pyrethrin/pyrethroid spot-on type products can result in severe problems if inappropriately used on cats. Signs typically develop within 24 hours of exposure. A recommendation was made to bathe the cat in non-insecticidal shampoo such as a vitamin E/aloe enriched shampoo or hand dish soap such as Dawn and lukewarm water for decontamination. Monitor the cat's body temperature as muscle fasciculations or seizures can result in hyperthermia. Atropine may be beneficial for hypersalivation, but its use is controversial. Muscle weakness, fasciculations or tremors can be treated with methocarbamol (Robaxin). Seizures can be treated with Phenobarbital. If the seizures are refractory the cat may need to be masked down with a general anesthetic. Hydration needs to be maintained with fluids. The cat should be monitored for a minimum of 48-72 hours. Even though the initial therapy may have been effective, clinical signs can re-develop for up to 72 hours in under-treated cats and can re-emerge if therapy is discontinued too soon. On follow up on 03/26/2010, a veterinary staff member indicated that the cat was treated with methocarbamol to resolve the tremors, and was discharged at an unspecified time with methocarbamol to be administered at home. At the time of the follow up, the cat was doing well. The staff member was reminded of the recommendation to have a veterinarian monitor the cat for 48-72 hours. No further information was obtained. NOTE: The canine product is not labeled for use on cats.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here