What is the difference between Revolution for Cats and Revolution for Dogs?

Do you have pet cats and dogs? If so, you might be interested to learn more about the pet medicine called Revolution. In this blog, I’ll explain what Revolution is and how it is used, as well as looking closer at the differences between Revolution for Cats and Revolution for Dogs.

What Is Revolution?
Revolution has been developed by the pharmaceutical firm Bayer to provide pet owners with an easy, safe and effective way of protecting their pets from a range of parasites. Containing a medicine called selamectin, the main use of Revolution is to eliminate the risk of heartworm infection, as well as preventing certain other parasites including fleas and lice.

How To Use Revolution
Revolution is famous for being the first topical treatment for heartworm infection. Topical application simply means that the product is place directly on to the skin of the animal which is being treated. I’m sure I don’t need to explain to any pet owner how much easier a topical application is than trying to coax or trick your cat or dog into swallowing a pill! The application process involves parting the fur between your pet’s shoulder blades, and applying the entire contents of the single dosage Revolution tube to the skin. The liquid dries onto the skin, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream to begin its work against parasites. Once dry, Revolution is water-fast, so your pet can go about its usually activities, even if that involves playing in the rain or taking a swim! Revolution lasts for a month, so you do need to apply regularly I make a note on my calendar so that I always know when it is time to give my cats and dogs their dosage.

What Is The Difference Between Revolution for Cats and Dogs?
The eagle-eyed among you will have already noted that Revolution is available in For Cats and For Dogs formulas. The difference between these two products is less obvious, and has been known to cause a little confusion. I’ve noticed that on some online forums and chat-rooms, other pet owners are suggesting that you can save money by using the same product on both felines and canines.

I asked at our local veterinary office for advice about this subject, and they told me that it is important to only use Revolution for cats on cats and for dogs on dogs. Although both versions of Revolution contain the same active ingredient, the concentration of the selamectin varies. While Revolution is generally exceptionally safe to use, using the wrong variety for your pet’s species could cause some side effects or discomfort.


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