Revolution Plus For Cats is a monthly topical medication that offers a comprehensive 6-in-1 protection while being both safe and effective. This medication can eradicate fleas before they have a chance to lay eggs, and for the entire month, it eliminates ticks. In comparison to Revolution for cats, Revolution Plus can eliminate three different types of ticks (namely, black-legged tick, Gulf Coast tick, and American dog tick) for an entire month. Furthermore, Revolution Plus can prevent heartworm disease and can also treat and control ear mites, roundworms, and hookworms. Administering Revolution Plus is hassle-free and quick, thanks to its fast-drying solution that ensures a clean application.
How does Revolution Plus work?
Revolution Plus contains two active ingredients, selamectin and sarolaner, that penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream. These ingredients work by attacking the nervous system of parasites, leading to their paralysis and death. They start killing fleas within 6 hours of administration, begin to kill ticks within 24 hours of administration, prevent heartworm development, and eliminate and control ear mites and other worms. With just one monthly application, Revolution Plus provides comprehensive protection against a range of parasites, making it a convenient and effective option for cat owners.
How to apply Revolution Plus for Cats
- Check the weight and age of your cat to ensure that you are using the appropriate dose of Revolution Plus. Your veterinarian will be able to provide guidance on the appropriate dose for your cat.
- Remove the Revolution Plus tube from its packaging and hold it upright.
- Remove the cap from the tube and part the hair on the back of your cat’s neck at the base of the skull, to expose the skin.
- Place the tip of the tube on the exposed skin and squeeze the tube several times to empty the entire contents directly onto the skin. Do not apply Revolution Plus to broken skin or areas with excessive hair.
- After application, discard the empty tube and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
It’s important to ensure that the medication is applied directly to the skin, not just on the hair, to ensure proper absorption. You should also avoid bathing or grooming your cat for at least 2 hours after applying Revolution Plus to allow the medication to absorb properly.
REVOLUTION PLUS is safe and effective for most cats, but there are some important precautions to keep in mind. This medication has not been established as safe for use in kittens less than 8 weeks old or in breeding, pregnant, or lactating cats. Reported side effects during clinical trials included lethargy and anorexia. If your cat has a history of neurologic disorders, use REVOLUTION PLUS with caution. Keep in mind that sarolaner, one of the active ingredients in REVOLUTION PLUS, belongs to the isoxazoline class, which has been linked to adverse reactions such as tremors, ataxia, and seizures.
Revolution Plus for cats and kittens as young as 8 weeks of age and weighing 2.8 pounds or greater. REVOLUTION PLUS Prescribing Information
Frequently asked questions about Revolution Plus for Cats
What is Revolution Plus for cats?
Revolution Plus is a monthly topical medication that provides 6-in-1 protection for cats against fleas, ticks, heartworm, ear mites, roundworms, and hookworms.
How quickly does Revolution Plus start working?
Revolution Plus starts killing fleas within 6 hours and ticks within 24 hours of administration.
Is Revolution Plus safe for cats?
Revolution Plus is generally safe for cats, but it should not be used in kittens less than 8 weeks old or in breeding, pregnant, or lactating cats. Reported side effects during clinical trials included lethargy and anorexia. Use with caution in cats with a history of neurologic disorders.
How often should Revolution Plus be applied to my cat?
Revolution Plus should be applied once a month to provide ongoing protection against parasites.
Can Revolution Plus be used on dogs or other animals?
No, Revolution Plus is specifically formulated for use in cats only and should not be used on dogs or other animals.
Do I need a prescription for Revolution Plus?
Yes, Revolution Plus is a prescription medication that requires a veterinarian’s approval before use.
Can Revolution Plus be used on kittens?
The safe use of Revolution Plus has not been established in kittens less than 8 weeks old. Consult with your veterinarian for appropriate flea and tick control options for young kittens.
Is Revolution Plus effective against all types of ticks?
Revolution Plus is effective against three types of ticks commonly found on cats: black-legged tick, Gulf Coast tick, and American dog tick.
Can Revolution Plus be used with other medications?
Consult with your veterinarian before using Revolution Plus with any other medications, including supplements and over-the-counter products.
Is Revolution Plus toxic to humans?
Revolution Plus should be kept out of reach of children. While it is generally safe for humans to handle, it may cause skin and eye irritation. In rare instances, individuals may experience hives, itching, and skin redness. If you have a known hypersensitivity to Revolution Plus, it is recommended to use the product with caution or consult a healthcare professional.