Revolution for Cats Rx

Revolution is a topical liquid spot-on medication which is used for flea prevention, heartworm prevention, and prevention and control of ear mites and sarcoptic mange. Revolution is used once a month and is applied conveniently at one spot on cat skin.  Check out our Heartworm Disease Chart for more information on what medicine is best for your cat.

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What is Revolution for Cats?

Revolution is a safe and easy way to protect your cats from, heartworms, fleas, ear mites, and other harmful parasites in cats. Revolution Kills adult fleas before flea bites and prevents flea eggs from hatching for one month.

Who is Revolution for Cats for?


Why use Revolution for Cats?

-Prevents heartworm disease and parasites on cats
-Kills fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and prevents their eggs from hatching
-For the treatment and control of intestinal roundworm (Toxocara cati) and intestinal hookworm (Ancylostoma tubaeforme), Revolution should be applied in a single dose.

How Revolution for Cats work?

Once topically applied to your pet, Revolution works by entering the pet’s bloodstream through the skin to prevent heartworm disease and parasitic worms. The active ingredient selamectin will be present in the cat’s tissue and bloodstream. This ingredient is effective in killing American dog ticks, adult fleas, prevent flea eggs from hatching, and treats ear mites and sarcoptic mange.

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Active ingredient(s):

The active ingredient in Revolution is selamectin, which interferes with the parasite's nervous system.

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What are the side effects of Revolution for Cats?

Revolution is generally well-tolerated. In studies, <1% of dogs experienced digestive upset.

What special precautions are there?

Prior to administration, cats should be tested for existing heartworm infections. At the discretion of the veterinarian, infected dogs should be treated to remove adult heartworms.

What to do if overdose?

In case of adverse reaction, consult your nearest animal hospital.

How can I store Revolution for Cats?

Revolution should be stored in a dry place below 86°F. Flammable - keep away from heat. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Helpful Tips:

Revolution is a prescription-only, FDA-approved medication available only through a veterinarian – and is NOT a pesticide registered by the EPA. Although topically applied, Revolution is a systemically acting, broad-spectrum parasiticide that has a well defined safety profile combined with excellent efficacy to help protect your dog and cat against a wide variety of parasites.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

For the prevention of heartworm disease, Revolution must be administered monthly, preferably on the same date each month. If a dose is missed and over 30 days have gone by since the last dose, give Revolution immediately and resume the monthly dosing schedule.

Revolution may be given year round or only during the mosquito season. If given seasonally, the first dose must be given within 30 days of the cat's first exposure to mosquitoes. The last dose must be given within 30 days after the cat's last exposure to mosquitoes.

We recommend you test your pet for heartworm infection before starting a preventive program.

Reminder stickers are included to place on your calendar for each of the months following the date of the first dose.

Switching Heartworm Preventives: If Revolution replaces another type of heartworm preventive, the first dose must be given within 30 days after the last dose of the previous product.

Flea Control: For the prevention and control of flea infestations, Revolution should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active.

Ear Mite Treatment: For the treatment of ear mite (O. cynotis) infestations, Revolution should be administered once as a single topical dose. A second monthly dose may be required in some animals. Monthly use of Revolution will control any subsequent ear mite infestations. Cleansing of the infested ears is recommended to remove the debris.



Kittens: (8 weeks of age or older)     

Up to 5 lbs              Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Mauve Box)


5.1-15 lbs                Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Blue Box)

15.1-22 lbs              Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Taupe Box)

Revolution for Puppies/Kittens up to 5 lbs:

Active Ingredient (per single dose tube)               Amount

Selamectin          15 mg

Revolution for Cats 5.1-15 lbs:

Active Ingredient (per single dose tube)               Amount

Selamectin          45 mg

Revolution for Cats 15.1-22 lbs:

Active Ingredient (per single dose tube)               Amount

Selamectin          60 mg

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