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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2018-6936

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 180159062

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. 31366      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Powerspot Flea And Tick Control For Dogs Over 14 kg (30 lbs)

  • 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 20, 2018, the owner inappropriately applied a few drops of the dog product on to the cat as prevention.

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?

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

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

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

11. List all symptoms


  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Ataxia
  • Eye
    • Symptom - Other
    • Specify - Blinking
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Muscle tremors

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 the morning of September 21, 2018, the cat developed ataxia and was blinking rapidly. The owner then contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The APSS veterinarian stated that cats do not tolerate permethrin and that there are some individual variations in sensitivity. The APSS veterinarian also stated that signs range from mild paresthesia, ataxia, and tremors to seizures and that signs can develop from almost immediately up to 72 hours post-exposure. The APSS technician recommended the owner take the cat to a veterinarian and have the veterinarian call for information. About an hour later, the emergency veterinarian called the APSS to continue the case. The emergency veterinarian stated that the cat had developed tremors and that they placed an intravenous catheter (IVC). The emergency veterinarian also stated they were giving the cat a bath with dish soap. The APSS veterinarian recommended that the emergency veterinarian monitor the cat at the veterinary facility (until resolution of clinical signs), monitor for central nervous system signs (ataxia, tremors, seizures), provide fluid therapy (intravenous fluids (IVF)), manage tremors (methocarbamol 50-150 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) slow intravenous (IV) to effect, if that is not working, can try midazolam constant-rate infusion (CRI), acepromazine, phenobarb, or propofol), monitor body temperature, provide thermoregulation, do a chemistry profile (if severe signs are seen), provide symptomatic care, provide supportive care, 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

This was off label use of the product, the label says do not apply the dog product onto cats.