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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2017-7010

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 170158200

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: ONTARIO

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. 21744      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

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

  • 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 September 11, 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?


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


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?

>15 min <=2 hrs / >15 min <=2 h

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>30 min <=2 hrs / >30 min <=2 h

11. List all symptoms


  • General
    • Symptom - Loss of balance
    • Specify - Unsteadiness
    • Symptom - Lethargy

12. How long did the symptoms last?

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

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

Fully Recovered / Complètement rétabli

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

Shortly after the product was applied on September 11, 2017, the cat developed symptoms. The owner then contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). During the call, the owner bathed the cat with dish washing liquid (DWL). The APSS veterinarian stated that products labeled for cats generally have low concentrations of pyrethroids and that if the product is groomed off and ingested, a taste reaction may be seen. The APSS veterinarian also stated that many sprays contain significant percentage of isopropyl alcohol and with overuse alcohol toxicity may develop. The APSS assistant recommended the owner monitor at home, give a small meal (feed regular small meals at least once an hour), provide thermoregulation (wrap in warm towels (warm them in the dryer)), take the animal to a veterinarian (if signs worsen), have the veterinarian call for information, and to call back with questions.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here

Later in the evening on September 11, 2017, the owner called the APSS to discuss the case. The owner stated they have been monitoring at home and gave some tuna but signs still continue. The APSS assistant recommended the owner take the cat to the veterinarian if signs continue beyond 3-4 hours. A few hours later on September 11, 2017 the owner took the cat to the veterinarian. On September 13, 2017 an APSS assistant called the owner for a follow up. The owner stated that cat was still symptomatic when taken to the veterinarian and that early in the morning on September 12, 2017 the regular veterinarian provided fluid therapy and did a chemistry profile. The owner stated that the cat is now back to normal.