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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2017-0162

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 160153522

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: UNKNOWN

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. 26493      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No. Unknown

Product Name: Zodiac Spot On For Dogs

  • 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 11, 2016 the owner inappropriately applied the dog product onto the cat to treat condition.

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?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>24 hrs <=3 days / >24 h <=3 jours

11. List all symptoms


  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Trembling
    • Symptom - Tail twitching

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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


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 13, 2016 the cat developed symptoms. On October 14, 2016 the owner called the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS) and noted she had only wiped the cat's fur with a cloth. The APSS veterinarian stated concentrated permethrins and pyrethroids in cats can be highly toxic. The APSS veterinarian also stated risks are for ataxia, tremors, agitation, facial and ear twitching, seizures, hyperthermia, and potentially death if untreated. The APSS veterinarian additionally stated with prompt treatment, prognosis is good, and signs may persist for 24-72 hours. The APSS veterinarian finally stated with the time frame and the volume, I am really surprised that this cat is not more symptomatic and that signs took so long to develop. The APSS technician recommended monitoring the cat at home for central nervous system signs, bathing the cat (right now at home with liquid dishwashing detergent (LDWD) but we may not be able to remove much of the product), providing thermoregulation (keep the cat warm after bath), taking the cat to the veterinarian (if signs do not improve or worsen), and calling back with questions.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here

Off label use, inappropriately used dog product on cat.