My cat was given Revolution flea and tick medication
For the prevention of heartworm disease, Revolution topical solution must be administered on a monthly basis. Revolution topical solution may be administered year-round or at least within one month after the animal’s first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The final dose must be given within one month after the last exposure to mosquitoes. If a dose is missed and a monthly interval between dosing is exceeded then immediate administration of Revolution topical solution and resumption of monthly dosing will minimize the opportunity for the development of adult heartworms. When replacing another heartworm preventive product in a heartworm disease prevention program, the first dose of Revolution topical solution must be given within a month of the last dose of the former medication.
Revolution for Cats is generally a very safe medication that is well-tolerated. It has an excellent safety profile. Some reports indicate temporary hair loss where the medicine is applied. However, this appears to be from over-grooming, and not a reaction with the actual ointment.
It's important to note that kittens younger than eight weeks should not be given Revolution. The medication is too strong for very young cats. The same is true of cats that are grossly underweight or suffering from illness. Revolution is meant for kittens and cats in good health.Revolution is a safe and simple monthly topical medication used to protect your pet from heartworms, fleas, and ear mites. It also protects dogs from ticks and sarcoptic mange and cats from roundworms and hookworms. Revolution for Dogs and Cats requires a prescription from your veterinarian. (3 Pack = 3 doses which lasts 3 months.)If your cat is taking another , do not use Revolution flea control for cats. You must wait until the next dose of heartworm medication is due before using this flea control product.One benefit to using Revolution is that the heartworm prevention is included in the medication so the use of Heartgard for your dog is not needed. Hookworms and Roundworms are also very common intestinal parasites that can affect both dogs and cats. These parasites can be picked up through hunting or eating/grooming feces and dirt. Revolution is the only flea/tick medication that also provides intestinal parasite control. Additionally, Revolution protects your pet against ear mites which are very typical in outdoor cats (much less common in dogs).Revolution enters the lipid layer of the skin as well as the blood stream of your pet. Fleas do not need to bite your pet to be affected by the medication but ticks do. Revolution can be a very effective method for flea control but is not recommended as the only method of tick control for dogs. Cats are not able to contract Lyme disease and River Road Veterinary Clinic does not carry any tick repellants for cats, so Revolution is a good choice as an “all-in-one” topical medication for your cats. Keep in mind, however, that ticks do need to bite your animal to be affected by the selamectin, but should be killed before they are able to transmit disease. Unfortunately, Revolution is not labeled for protection against the deer tick. The Scalibor collar makes a great choice for additional tick protection in combination with topical Revolution. Revolution is a prescription medication applied topically once a month. Do not use Revolution on puppies under 6 weeks of age or kittens under 8 weeks of age. According to the product literature, Revolution is safe for use on pregnant or lactating dogs and cats.