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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2012-0102

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 110064285

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. 26493      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Powerspot Flea And Tick Control For Dogs Over 14 kg

  • 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 May 24, 2011 the owner inappropriately applied the product onto her 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 Mediumhair

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

<=30 min / <=30 min

11. List all symptoms


  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Muscle tremors
    • Symptom - Ataxia
    • Symptom - Muscle twitching
    • Specify - Facial Twitching
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Retching
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Muscle weakness
    • Specify - Hind Limb Weakness

12. How long did the symptoms last?

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

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 May 24, 2011 the cat became symptomatic. On May 25, 2011 the regular veterinarian recommended the owner bathe the cat with warm water, which the owner did. On May 26, 2011 the cat's tremors worsene so the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The APSS veterinarian stated cats are very sensitive to permethrin. The APSS veterinarian recommended taking the cat to the veterinarian and having the veterinarian call for information. Shortly after the regular veterinarian called to obtain treatment recommendations. The APSS veterinarian recommended giving the cat methocarbamol, diazepam, fluid therapy, thermoregulation, supportive care, 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

On May 28, 2011 the regular veterinarian called the APSS to update the case. The regular veterinarian stated they gave the cat methocarbamol and diazepam, but fluid therapy, thermoregulation, and supportive cares were all rejected. The regular veteriarian also stated as far as he knows, the cat fully recovered as the client was supposed to call him if the signs persisted and the owner has not called. On July 25, 2011 an APSS assistant contacted the owner to obtain further info. The owner stated the cat had fully recovered on May 28, 2011. The label clearly states not to use this product on cats.