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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2013-7274

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 130131195

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.

17-SEP-13

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

17-SEP-13

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.

Active(s)

PMRA Registration No. 21744      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Fleatrol Flea and Tick Spray For Dogs and Cats

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE
    • N-OCTYL BICYCLOHEPTENE DICARBOXIMIDE
    • PIPERONYL BUTOXIDE
    • PYRETHRINS

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

Unknown

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 September 17, 2013 the owner sprayed the cat with an unknown amount of the product to treat for fleas. The cat was able to lick some of the product off of her fur.

To be determined by Registrant

12. In your opinion, was the product used according to the label instructions?

Unknown

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

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

3.0

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

7.0

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

Oral

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

System

  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Coughing
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Drooling
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Fasciculations

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

13. Was medical treatment provided? Provide details in question 17.

No

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

No

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Unknown/Inconnu

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 September 17, 2013 the owner noticed that the cat was symptomatic. A short time later that evening the owner attempted to bathe the cat with water, but the cat was fast and has claws, so this was difficult. Later that evening the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS) to obtain help. During the consultation the owner noticed that the cat had an isolated event of back twitching. The APSS veterinarian stated that dermal irritation or contact hypersensitivity could occur, as with any topical exposure, and that, in addition, some animals exhibit abnormal behavior in response to the dermal sensation (paresthesia) that may be associated with this type of product. The APSS veterinarian said that if the product is ingested, gastrointestinal (GI) upset and/or a taste reaction could occur. The APSS assistant recommended that the owner try to bathe the cat with a liquid dish washing detergent (LDWD) if he felt comfortable; give the cat a taste treat of canned cat food, 1 to 2 tablespoons (tbsp) of low fat milk one time, tuna, tuna juice, or chicken broth if no vomiting occurred; monitor the cat for GI signs of vomiting; manage any vomiting by giving nothing by mouth for 1 hour and then gradually reintroducing water and then food; and call back with questions.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here

Signs were expected to be mild and self-limiting.