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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2014-6225

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 140029265

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.

11-MAR-14

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

01-DEC-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. 28743      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Spot On II Flea Control For Cats and Kittens

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

1

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).

Sometime between September 31, 2014 and November 31, 2014 the owner applied the product to the unknown aged cat.

To be determined by Registrant

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

Yes

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Feline Domestic Unspecified

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Weight loss

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

Unknown

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

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 December 1, 2013 the owner noticed the pet had experienced weight loss, so took the cat to the veterinarian and was told the cat didn't have any fluids and had to euthanize her. Shortly after the cat was euthanized. On March 11, 2014 the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service to discuss the cat's death. The APSS veterinarian stated methoprene is an insect growth regulator (IGR) and the primary concerns from topical administration are for mild dermal irritation and redness, usually from the carriers. The APSS veterinarian also stated if ingested there could be hypersalivation and nausea and weight loss and dehydration would not be caused by this product. A necropsy is not available.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Minor

19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was not considered to be related to causing the clinical situation.