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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2013-7268

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 130126630

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. 28382      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Dual Action Flea And Tick Spray 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 25, 2013 the owner sprayed the cat with the product to treat for fleas.

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?

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

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

<=30 min / <=30 min

11. List all symptoms


  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Drooling
  • General
    • Symptom - Weakness
  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Other
    • Specify - Fluid Retention
    • Symptom - Other
    • Specify - Abdominal Breathing
  • General
    • Symptom - Listless

12. How long did the symptoms last?

>3 days <=1 wk / >3 jours <=1 sem

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

Euthanised / Euthanasie

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 August 25, 2013 the owner noticed that the cat was drooling. On August 27, 2013 the owner bathed the cat. On August 28, 2013 the owner noticed that the cat was no longer drooling. Later that evening the owner bathed the cat. On August 29, 2013 the owner noticed that the cat was weak and took the cat to the veterinarian; the owner's regular veterinarian took radiographs and performed a thoracentesis, which revealed that the cat was retaining fluid in the lungs. On an unknown date the owner noticed that the cat was experiencing abdominal breathing and was listless. On September 5, 2013 the owner took the cat back to the regular veterinarian, where the cat was euthanized. On September 9, 2013 the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS) to obtain help. The APSS veterinarian stated that the main concern was for gastrointestinal (GI) upset and a taste reaction, and that over-spraying or heavy spraying of the product could cause central nervous system (CNS) signs. The APSS veterinarian also stated that fluid in the lungs would not be expected. The APSS veterinarian recommended that the owner call back with questions. A necropsy was not available because the cat's body was no longer available.

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.