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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2014-6251

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 130153641

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.

04-NOV-13

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

03-NOV-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. 28382      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Dual Action Flea And Tick Spray For Cats And Kittens

  • 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 November 3, 2013 the owner sprayed the cat with the product to treat for fleas. The owner noticed that the cat was grooming herself after the product was applied and likely ingested some of the product. Unknown if owner consulted veterinarian before treating geriatric cat.

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 )

19.0

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

6.0

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

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Drooling
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Agitation
  • General
    • Symptom - Vocalizing
    • Symptom - Lethargy

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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 November 3, 2013 the owner noticed that the cat was symptomatic. 2 hours later the cat was no longer drooling, but the other signs persisted. On November 4, 2013 the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS) to obtain help. 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 also stated that if the product was ingested, gastrointestinal (GI) upset and/or a taste reaction could occur. The APSS assistant recommended that the owner bathe the cat with a liquid dish washing detergent (LDWD) and call back with questions.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Minor

19. Provide supplemental information here

No significant signs were expected. Unknown if owner consulted veterinarian before treating geriatric cat.