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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2017-7005

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 170140992

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.

15-AUG-17

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

15-AUG-17

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. 21744      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

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

  • 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 August 15, 2017 the owner sprayed the cat with the product to treat a condition.

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 Mediumhair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

1.0

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

5.0

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

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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

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

Soon after the product was applied, the cat developed lethargy. The owner tried to make sure the cat did not groom himself but he may have ingest some fleas. Soon after signs developed, the owner rinsed the cat off with warm water. Shortly after, the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The APSS veterinarian stated that pyrethrins have a very low toxicity and that ingestion of wet product may cause gastrointestinal (GI) upset. The APSS veterinarian also stated that ingestion of fleas can cause tapeworms. The APSS assistant recommended the owner monitor at home, monitor for GI signs (if cat groomed product from coat), take the animal to a veterinarian (if cat did ingest fleas, possible tapeworm exposure that will need to be treated by regular veterinarian (rDVM)), and to 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

Signs are expected to be mild and self-limiting.