What is Revolution?
Dec28

What is Revolution?

Revolution for dogs is a topical treatment for common internal and external parasites in dogs. It is FDA-approved and only available via prescription by a veterinarian. Specific uses of this medical treatment include: Prevention of heartworm disease Prevention of flea propagation and infestation Control of American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) infestation Treatment of ear mites and sarcoptic mange (scabies) Extermination of adult fleas The parasiticide ointment is quick-drying and non-greasy which allows for pet contact and cuddling once it dries after application. It is also easy to apply and stays water-fast after drying. Revolution’s efficacy is not reduced even during bath after 2 hours of application. The product must not however be applied on wet dog coat. Recommended use of Revolution for dogs is one dose per month for at least 6 weeks old puppies and up to 130lbs dogs. It is also recommended to first have a dog tested for heartworm prior to using Revolution. Revolution is not effective against adult heartworms. It is neither effective for the clearance of microfilariae and is only used for control or decrease of circulating ones in the bloodstream. A product for cats is also available for protection against hookworms and roundworms. Revolution should not be used on weak, sick, or underweight dogs or cats. According to the product description, Revolution is also safe for use for lactating dogs and cats. Does Revolution Kill ticks? Revolution does kill some types of ticks particularly the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis). However, it is not recommended for deer tick infestation. Revolution against ticks is only for control of the infestation. For the product to work, the tick must first bite the dog. The product should be able to kill the tick before it even transmits any disease to the dog when it bites. It is recommended to use other tick control medications or methods in support of Revolution treatment against tick infestation. Where can I buy Revolution Locally? For local stores, this product may be available at your vet through prescription. Stores such as Walmart, Amazon, Petco, Costco, or PetSmart stores offers a list of their store location on their site, however, may not be available. Revolution coupons/discounts/rebates are also available for through bestdealpetssupply which is very cheap and offers fast shipping. Where can I buy Revolution for cats? Revolution is used in cats for similar indications in dogs and additionally for the control of gut parasites such as hookworms and roundworms. Dosing for cats however differs from dogs and can only be administered to kittens at least 8 weeks of age and older.   Revolution Side Effects Revolution has been recorded as a...

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