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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2019-6029

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 180189893

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.

13-NOV-18

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

13-NOV-18

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 November 12, 2018, the owner applied the spray to the cat 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

Himalayan

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

5.0

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

5.0

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>8 hrs <=24 hrs / > 8 h < = 24 h

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Dyspnea
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Recumbent
  • General
    • Symptom - Pale mucous membrane colour

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

In the morning on November 13, 2018, the cat developed symptoms. An hour later, the owner gave the cat a bath. A couple hours later, the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The APSS veterinarian stated that if animals are heavily saturated, there can be risks for central nervous system (CNS) depression. Finally, the APSS veterinarian stated that this product will not cause death to the cat, nor will it cause renal failure. The APSS assistant stated that if the cat had a flea infestation for an entire year and has pale/white mucous membranes, that could indicate anemia. The APSS assistant recommended the owner take the cat to a veterinarian and call back with questions.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was not considered to be related to causing the clinical situation. The symptoms were likely related to anemia from the flea infestation that cat had for one year.