Revolution (selamectin)

10 Nov

The Revolution

In one of the previous posts, I wrote about the ticks and fleas, and how to prevent them. In Cola’s case, I was not cautious before it appeared, so I had to take her to the hospital. The ticks in Cola’s ears are called ‘stick-tight fleas’ from rodents or birds, it can be infected contact with rats, rabbits, and birds. It is not surprise that Cola has them, in fact she enjoys hunting those things. These fleas normally stick around head, especially ears, and not much threatening to cat’s life, but they can make cats scratch themselves so bad. Cola actually had wound in her ear, because she scratched so hard.

For treatment, the doctor prescribed Revolution; it is cat’s selamectin. There are three packs of small tubes for use in cats eight weeks of age and older. This is the package of Revolution,

And there are directions inside of package.

You have to apply them directly to cat’s skin at base of neck, so cat won’t lick it right away. There are the components in the package; directions, three foil rapped tubes, and cute cat stickers.

According to direction, it has to be applied once a month to completely remove ticks or fleas, so the stickers are for indication of the day you apply it each time. But, if the ticks or fleas are gone in first usage, and it should be in 24-48 hours, you don’t necessarily need to apply other two doses in next months (you can keep them until you need to use next one).

The effects of Revolution are:

  • Kills adult fleas and prevents flea eggs from hatching for one month
  • Prevents and controls flea infestations
  • Prevents heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis
  • Treats and controls intestinal hookworm and roundworm infections

This Revolution is pretty expensive in retail price, but you can buy them through online shopping mall with reduced price. There is no need of prescription for the Revolution, therefore you can buy and apply them by yourself with the directions. It is okay to use this, even if you don’t see any ticks or fleas, because it also kills inner worms, like heartworms.

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