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Revolution
Kills Fleas X mark checkmark
Repels Fleas X mark X mark
Kills Flea eggs and Larvae Breaks the flea cycle Prevents development
Kills Ticks X mark X mark
Repels Ticks X mark X mark
Kills and/or Repels Mosquitoes X mark X mark
Prevents Heartworm X mark checkmark
Other Parasites Information X mark Controls ear mites, roundworms and hookworms.
Waterproof (shampooing once a week can reduce effectiveness) Not Applicable checkmark
Safe for pregnant or nursing Pets checkmark checkmark
How long does it take to work Starts working immediately to stop the reproduction of adult fleas. See a greater than 90% control of your flea infestation during the first month but because adult fleas will emerge from cocoons in your environment, you may see a few fleas for several months until the flea population is destroyed.
Taste Unflavored liquid Applied to Skin
Active Ingredient(s) Lufenuron Selamectin
RX Required X mark checkmark
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Usage Program Usage Revolution Usage
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Vet Review Because of the difficulty for some clients in getting their cats to take pills, the development of this flavorable suspension to mix easily with their wet food has made compliance and efficacy of flea control a lot easier.  Getting felines to take medication can always be a challenge.  When not accepted in food, many clients have found mixing in various tuna or clam juices, oil, broth, gravy or sardines another way of administering this and other medications. As mentioned in my product review on program tablets, this product works best when given with meals for maximal absorption as well as before fleas are firmly established on the pet and in the home. It works by preventing development of flea eggs and larvae by in essence sterilizing the adult fleas who happen to bite the animal.  The product does not kill existing adult fleas and must be combined with other products like Capstar or topical Advantage or Frontline in pets with active flea populations.  I find it works best as a preventative before flea season.  Many clients will chose to use this and other flea products year round due to the warming of the climate and the unpredictability of the flea season.  I give this product an overall rating of a 4 with an ease of use and taste a 5 and efficacy a 4. This versatile topical product has the widest range of protection of both internal and external parasites. In both cats and dogs, all 3 stages of the flea life cycle are effectively controlled,in addition to ear mites. For dogs, there is also the wonderful treatment benefit of killing hidden scabies mites on the skin, which are so difficult for veterinarians to find on routine skin scrapings at our offices. In fact, when either I or veterinary dermatologists are presented with a very itchy dog, in addition to our allergy workups, we will often treat with this topical every few weeks to treat and rule out any hidden scabies mites contributing to the pet's itching. It is amazing how many dogs will respond to this treatment, leading me to believe that scabies mites are involved with a lot more itching problems in dogs than I first learned about in vet school. With the increased recognition and understanding of feline heartworm disease, this is often the first heartworm preventative that I will reach for in cats, especially given all of the other benefits above. While it is often effective for canine heartworm prevention as well, I have heard of rare lapses in protection, so I usually combine this topical in dogs with one of the oral heartworm prevention medications like Heartgard or Interceptor. The only disadvantage I have seen is the rare reaction on cats of mild digestive upset and temporary hair loss at the site of application. It also has the wonderful benefits of being water proof in only 2 hours after application, and in being approved for use in puppies as young as 6 weeks of age.
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