Get your new puppy or kitten started off right with Revolution! Revolution for Puppies and Kittens prevents heartworm disease, fleas, and ear mites in puppies and kittens. In addition, kittens are protected from roundworms and hookworms while puppies are protected against sarcoptic mange and American deer tick infestations. Revolution makes it easy to protect your furry friend from a variety of nasty bugs with one monthly topical treatment making it easy and convenient to keep your puppy or kitten safe!
What is Revolution for Puppies and Kittens? Revolution is a medication that is applied on the skin (topical). When It is a preventative medication given every 30 days in order to protect puppies and kittens against heartworms, fleas, and ear mites. It is also effective in preventing and treating roundworms, and hookworms in kittens and sarcoptic mange and American dog tick infestations in puppies.
Formulated for: Revolution is safe and effective in puppies over 6 weeks of age and kittens over 8 weeks of age. This medication is safe to apply to pregnant and nursing animals.
How does this medication work? Revolution contains Selamectin. Selamectin disturbs the nerve transmission of the affected parasite which results in paralysis of the parasite’s nervous system. This medication targets immature heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis). It is also effective in killing adult fleas (Ctenocephalides felis), preventing flea eggs from hatching for one month, and controlling and treating ear mites (Otodectes cynotis) in both puppies and kittens. Roundworms and hookworms are also controlled and treated in kittens. In puppies, sarcoptic mange and American dog tick infestations are controlled and treated with this product.
What results can I expect? Revolution should kills heartworms in their immature stage. It is effective in providing protection against worms that your pet was exposed to in the preceding month. Fleas are generally killed within 36 hours of application but they may linger especially if the pet was already infested with fleas when Revolution was applied. Ear mites in puppies and kittens are eliminated with one treatment in a number of situations but a second treatment a month later may be necessary for complete elimination. Follow your veterinarian’s instructions precisely for your pet.
What Form(s) does Revolution come in? This medication is a liquid that is applied to the skin monthly so it is manufactured for topical use only. Revolution Is available in boxes containing 3 individual doses based on the body weight of your pet .
Generic Name: Selamectin (Common Drug Name)
Common Brand Name: Revolution (Pfizer Animal Health)
Dose and Administration: The dose of Revolution is based on your pet’s body weight. Follow your veterinarian’s instructions regarding topical application of this medication. If you do not understand the directions, ask your veterinarian to explain them to you. Revolution is available as individual doses packed into boxes of 3, 6, and 12. Each tube contains the specific amount of medication for your pet. Do not split the contents of each vial. In order to apply Revolution correctly: Hold each tube upright and press cap down until the cap punctures the top of the tube containing the medication. Part the hair at base of your pet’s neck and place the tube on the skin at the desired application site. Squeeze the tube 3 or 4 times in one spot until all contents have been emptied. Check to verify that all contents of the tube have been emptied before discarding. Bathing or shampooing should not affect the action of Revolution as long as you wait at least 2 hours after application. If you forget to give a dose of Revolution, give it as soon as you remember. If more than on dose of Revolution has been skipped, always check with your veterinarian before re-starting the medication.
Topical administration makes dosing easy so NO PILLS are necessary
Safe and effective against heartworm disease, fleas, and ear mites in kittens and puppies.
Hookworms and roundworms can also be controlled and treated in kittens.
Sarcoptic mange and American dog tick infestations are treated and controlled in puppies.
Giving Revolution once a month is all it takes to protect your kitten or puppy.
Safe in puppies as young as 6 weeks and kittens as young as 8 weeks.
Uses: Revolution for Puppies/Kittens is medication that is applied topically once a month. It helps kill immature heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis) and controls and treats ear mites (Otodectes cynotis) in puppies and kittens. Revolution is also effective in the control and treatment of roundworms and hookworms in kittens and sarcoptic mange and American dog tick infestations in puppies. Revolution is also effective in killing adult fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and preventing flea eggs from hatching for one month.
Possible Side Effects: Side effects from any medication are always possible but side effects after Revolution use are rare. Possible side effects can include incoordination, trembling, or drooling. Drooling and vomiting are also a possibility if this medication is accidentally given by mouth (orally). Hair loss at the site of application is also a possibility with this medication. If your pet develops any unusual symptoms after Revolution has been applied, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Drug and Food Interactions: No specific food or drug interactions have been reported with this medication. It is, however, still essential to tell your veterinarian about any other medications, including vitamins, supplements, and other preventatives your pet is taking prior to starting Revolution since interactions are possible..
Storage: Store Revolution at room temperature out of reach from children and pets. Refrigeration is not necessary.
A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Revolution.