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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2011-0138

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 090132920

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

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. 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.


Units: mL

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 November 29, 2009 the owner applied the product 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?

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

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 - Seizure
    • Symptom - Muscle tremors
    • Specify - Head Tremors
  • Eye
    • Symptom - Pupil dilation

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

On November 30, 2009 the cat had a seizure, so the owner bathed the him. Later that morning, he had another seizure, head tremors, and dilated pupils. The owner took the cat to the veterinarian, who clipped his hair, and then bathed him with surgical scrub. Afterwards, the veterinarian contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The APSS veterinarian stated methoprene is an insect growth regulator and may cause mild gastrointestinal upset if ingested, or skin irritation in a sensitive animal, but no significant signs are expected. The APSS veterinarian recommended permethrin hair testing, fluid therapy, monitoring body temperature, giving methocarbamol, and calling back with questions.

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 medium likelihood of causing the clinical situation. On December 2, 2009 an APSS technician contacted the veterinary clinic to follow up the case. The veterinary staff stated they had followed up with the owner on December 1, 2009. The owner had stated the cat had made a full recovery, but she was unsure when the signs ceased. Submission paperwork was sent to the clinic on November 30, 2009 for the permethrin hair testing. Hair testing results showed the hair sample contained permethrin, methoprene and etofenprox. These results indicate that cat was treated with Zodiac Spot On Flea Control for Cats and Kittens, which contains methoprene and etofenprox, but also was exposed to a permethrin containing product, probably a dog spot on.