Revolution is a monthly medication designed to protect your pet against fleas, heartworms and ear mites. The active ingredient selamectin kills fleas as well as prevents their eggs from hatching.
Your veterinarian should advise using it accordingly to keep your cat protected against worms and heartworms, providing safe and effective medication.
Fleas are tiny parasitic insects that can wreak havoc for both you and your pet. Their bite can be extremely uncomfortable, and can even lead to more serious health problems like heartworms and ear mites. Luckily, there are ways you can prevent fleas from entering your home altogether.
One of the best ways to treat fleas on your pet is with topical medication such as Revolution. These topical flea medications contain an antiparasitic that specifically targets fleas, ticks, heartworms and ear mites. Most topical products use selamectin which works by increasing GABA neurotransmitter release which paralyses certain parasites and fleas thereby rendering them helpless against treatment.
Good news – this drug is highly effective at killing and preventing fleas from coming back, while also safeguarding against intestinal worms and ticks, protecting them from feeding on your pet.
Once a product has been applied, it will kill fleas and stop their return for up to four weeks – meaning regular application of this treatment will ensure your cat remains free from fleas and other parasites.
Another advantage of this medication is that it contains no pyrethrins or permethrins, making it suitable for pets with sensitive skin. Furthermore, its quick-drying, alcohol-based liquid makes application easy.
You can safely administer this medication to dogs and cats of all ages and sizes, though kittens or pregnant females should first consult their veterinarian prior to administering. Available sizes range from 2.8-5.5 pounds in weight.
When treating your cat with Revolution, take special care to follow the manufacturer’s instructions closely. At least once every month it is recommended to apply the medication; this will provide protection from fleas, ticks, heartworms, ear mites and other parasites for up to four weeks!
If you experience signs of sensitivity or weakness when taking medications, discontinue use and seek medical assistance immediately as this could indicate that they no longer function correctly.
Heartworm disease is a dangerous and life-threatening parasitic infection that threatens dogs, cats, and other pets alike. Spread by mosquito bites, this illness is transmitted directly into their systems through mosquito larvae that mature into mature worms that can severely damage heart and lung function if left untreated.
Heartworm infection typically strikes through mosquito bites. However, pets confined indoors may also be at greater risk for contracting heartworms.
As with any medication, Revolution should be discussed with your veterinarian prior to administering. Additional veterinary medicines may need to be combined with this one in order to effectively treat your pet.
Revolution Plus for Cats provides monthly protection against five dangerous parasites – fleas, ear mites, chewing lice, intestinal worms and roundworms – as well as fatal heartworm disease.
Selamectin and Sarolaner, which are active ingredients of this product, work by inhibiting parasite neuromuscular systems and primary behaviors by disrupting transmission of electrical activity through invertebrate neuromuscular systems and muscle cells of nematodes, mites, and ticks; leading to paralysis and death for them.
This monthly topical spray for cats contains 5% Selamectin and 2.7% Sarolaner to provide maximum effectiveness and safety.
To administer the product, part your cat’s fur and press the tube tip against its skin. Squeeze several times over one spot to ensure all of the solution has been taken up by your feline friend.
After applying a product to your pet, it is vital that they receive a bath within two to four hours as this will help ensure that any parasites have been killed off. If they exhibit signs of irritation after application, such as rashes or infections, it would be prudent to contact their veterinarian immediately for an exam.
Your veterinarian should also be informed if you have administered other veterinary products to your pet in the past, such as vaccines, anthelmintics, antiparasitics, antibiotics, steroids collars shampoos or dips. They can advise you about the correct dose to give and find a solution tailored specifically to their needs.
Ear mites are among the most frequently seen parasites affecting cats, and can quickly cause skin and ear problems if left untreated. Their characteristic dark discharge in the ears marks them out as highly contagious parasites.
Otodectes cynotis is the most widespread species of ear mite, responsible for approximately 90% of infections among cats and dogs. Symptoms of infection include itchy ears, excessive scratching, thick black wax build-up in the ear canal, itchy scalps and excessive scratching.
As soon as you suspect your cat has an ear problem, take her immediately to a veterinarian for an exam and swab of their ears. Your veterinarian can identify mites faster with treatments available at vet offices than over-the-counter products can.
Before initiating treatment, your veterinarian will need to gather some basic information on your cat such as its age and symptoms. They’ll inspect her ears with an otoscope before collecting ear discharge samples for microscopic inspection.
Once your vet determines that your cat has ear mites, they’ll prescribe medication to combat them and establish an ongoing treatment schedule of cleanings and re-treatments.
Once this treatment has taken effect, your cat should experience relief within several days – however it’s essential that all treatments be administered as otherwise the ear mites may recur once their medication wears off.
Your vet will also conduct a full ear check-up for any other issues with your cat’s ears, such as an infection caused by yeast or bacteria, yeast growth or any other source. These issues can typically be treated using antibiotics or topical medications prescribed by them.
Your cat needs her ears kept clean and dry at all times; your vet can provide guidance in doing so. If there is dirt or debris present, use an ear cleansing solution to flush it away as soon as possible and break up wax deposits.
Your veterinarian will also be able to suggest a topical ear mite treatment tailored specifically for the breed and size of your cat, using an ear cleansing solution and appropriate medication that will clear out its ears and rid them of mites for good.
Internal parasites can pose serious threats to the health of your cat. They may lead to vomiting, diarrhea, anaemia and weight loss.
Worms that infect pets and water sources can spread from one pet to the next or human family members if an infected animal comes in contact with them. Worms may even infect humans through contact between infected animals and humans.
If your cat exhibits any of these symptoms, we strongly suggest consulting a veterinarian immediately. They will be able to test for worms and recommend the most appropriate course of action for treatment.
As luck would have it, there are various methods available to protect your cat from parasites. One effective way is ensuring they receive broad-spectrum parasite protection year-round.
Your cat should remain free from fleas, heartworms and intestinal worms with this approach. Additionally, keep cats indoors as much as possible, use high quality flea preventatives and deworm your cat every three months for life.
Your cat may become infected with various types of worms that can infest their system, including tapeworm, whipworm, roundworm and spirometra. All can be treated using products like Canex and Popantel.
Your cat may have started showing small white spots around their anus or litter box that look similar to tapeworm egg packets – it is crucial that these be inspected immediately! If this occurs it’s vitally important that these egg packets get checked out!
As many worms can be transmitted via flea infestation, the most effective way to protect your pets from fleas is with regular broad-spectrum treatments like Revolution for cats; we find it comprehensive and efficient in its coverage.
Advantage Multi (r) is an exceptional spot-on worm treatment for cats. With just one topical dose, this product kills fleas, intestinal worms and ear mites effectively.
As with any parasite prevention treatment, it’s vital that you abide by the directions on the product and check your cat’s stool regularly for signs of worms; either by consulting with a vet or performing your own at-home stool sample check.