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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2013-7302

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 130145622

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: QUEBEC

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. 21744      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

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

  • 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 October 17, 2013 the owner sprayed the kitten with the product to treat for fleas; the owner also sprayed the product on other pets in the home. It is likely that the kitten licked some of the product while grooming himself or the other pets in the home.

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?

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

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

<=30 min / <=30 min

11. List all symptoms


  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Ataxia
    • Symptom - Shaking
    • Specify - Paw Shaking

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 October 17, 2013 the owner noticed that the kitten was symptomatic. On October 18, 2013 the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS) to obtain help. The APSS veterinarian stated that dermal irritation, agitation, and mild shaking could be seen. During the consultation with the APSS the owner bathed the kitten with liquid dish washing detergent (LDWD); a couple of minutes later the cat was no longer ataxic. The APSS assistant recommended that the owner monitor the kitten at home, provide thermoregulation by keeping the kitten warm, give the kitten a taste treat while warming him, call back with questions, prevent further exposure to the product by wrapping the kitten in a warm wet towel, and take the kitten to the veterinarian if the ataxia did not resolve or worsened.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here

On October 21, 2013 an APSS technician called the owner to update the case. The owner stated that after the consultation with APSS on October 18, 2013 he monitored the kitten at home, provided thermoregulation, and gave a taste treat per the APSS recommendations. The owner stated that the kitten had fully recovered on the morning of October 19, 2013.