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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2018-6148

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 180121723

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: KENTUCKY

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. 1021-2684-89459

Product Name: Zodiac Flea And Tick Dip For Dogs And Cats Quick Kill Alcohol Free

  • Active Ingredient(s)
      • Guarantee/concentration 3 %
      • Guarantee/concentration .3 %

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 July 14, 2018, the owner filled a spray bottle with the diluted product and inappropriately sprayed the cat 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


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?

>3 days <=1 wk / >3 jours <=1 sem

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>2 hrs <=8 hrs / > 2 h < = 8 h

11. List all symptoms


  • General
    • Symptom - Abnormal behaviour
    • Specify - Behavior Change
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Anorexia
  • Renal System
    • Symptom - Other
    • Specify - Strangury
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Vomiting
    • Symptom - Bloody vomit
  • Blood
    • Symptom - Blood urea nitrogen increased
    • Specify - Azotemia
  • General
    • Symptom - Death
  • Renal System
    • Symptom - Renal failure

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?


Hour(s) / Heure(s)

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

In the evening on July 14, 2018, the cat developed a behavior change (hiding), anorexia, and stranguria (the owner reported that the cat was not urinating, just dribbled two small spots and was straining to urinate in the litter box). The owner then bathed the cat and gave milk and eggs. Soon after, the cat developed vomiting. On the morning of July 16, 2018, the owner took the cat to the regular veterinarian who provided symptomatic care (intravenous (IV) fluids). On July 18, 2018 the cat developed bloody vomitus. A couple hours later, the cat developed azotemia and passed away that morning. The regular veterinarian stated that the cat had died from kidney failure. In the afternoon on July 18, 2018, the owner's daughter contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The APSS veterinarian stated that there is a low risk for gastrointestinal (GI) upset and paresthesia. In the afternoon on July 18, 2018, the owner contacted the APSS to discuss the case. The APSS veterinarian stated that the product did not cause the cat's death.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was not considered to be related to causing the clinical situation. The APSS veterinarian stated that a urinary obstruction was considered to have a medium likelihood of causing the clinical situation. A necropsy was unavailable as the cat has already been buried.