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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2017-2691

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 170025965

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.


Prov / State: TEXAS

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.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No. 2724-404

Product Name: Zoecon Petcor Flea Spray for Dogs Puppies Cats and Kittens

  • Active Ingredient(s)
      • Guarantee/concentration .27 %
      • Guarantee/concentration .62 %
      • Guarantee/concentration .37 %
      • Guarantee/concentration .2 %

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 February 18, 2017, the owner sprayed the cat to treat for fleas. She lightly misted the cat's body and used a cloth to apply the product to the cat's face. It is unknown if the veterinarian was consulted before use of the product on the geriatric cat.

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

Feline Domestic Unspecified

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

<=30 min / <=30 min

11. List all symptoms


  • General
    • Symptom - Vocalizing
    • Symptom - Abnormal behaviour
  • Renal System
    • Symptom - Inappropriate urination
  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Shortness of breath
    • Specify - Shallow breathing
  • General
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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 February 18, 2017 immediately after the product was applied, the cat developed symptoms. Within 5-10 minutes, the cat had passed away. Shortly after, the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The APSS veterinarian stated that central nervous system (CNS) depression, and ataxia with heavy application (did not occur in this case) may be seen. The APSS veterinarian also stated that agitation from dying fleas may occur and that rarely, asthmatic reaction may occur if inhaled. The APSS veterinarian further stated that death would not be expected from this product and that rule outs would include flea anemia, cardiomyopathy, and asthma. The APSS veterinarian recommended a necropsy (cat was just buried; unsure if owner wants to dig her up for necropsy), having the veterinarian call for information (if necropsy is chosen), 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

It is unknown if the veterinarian consulted before use on the geriatric cat. On February 22, 2017 an APSS technician called the owner to inquire about necropsy but the cat had been buried. At the time of this report, a necropsy is not pending.