Comparing Advantage Frontline Plus and Revolution for Cats

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Treating you cat for fleas and other parasites is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. Unfortunately, choosing between the types of flea treatments can be confusing. There are advantages to both Frontline Plus and Revolution for cats. Consider what you want for your cat and determine what type of treatment best fits your pet before selecting a product.

  • Choose Frontline Plus if you are looking for rapid flea and tick control. Frontline Plus claims to kill adult fleas on your cat within 18 hours of application. This is important for killing fleas before they can infest an entire house or transmit some flea-borne disease to your cat. Frontline kills ticks within 48 hours of application and has additional medication to kill flea eggs and larvae.

  • Select Revolution when you are afraid that your cat has been exposed to more than just fleas and ticks. Revolution fights all forms of parasitic infection, effectively making the cat's blood poison to the various parasites that might attack her. Unlike Frontline Plus, Revolution also fights heartworms, earmites and other parasites that might attack your cat.

  • Choose Revolution for your cat if you have a multi-cat household or if your cat spends time outdoors. The more extensive protection of Revolution is needed for cats that spend time outside, as they are more likely to encounter ringworms and tapeworms as well as fleas and ticks.

  • Consider that Frontline Plus may be a better choice if your cat has had previous problems with flea and tick medication. Revolution is a stronger, broader based medication and may be slightly more likely to cause a reaction from your cat.

Tips & Warnings

  • Both of these products protect your cat for a minimum of one month from these dangerous parasites. For indoor only cats, treatment may be necessary only every few months. For indoor and outdoor cats, monthly treatment is a good plan. Frontline Plus is the flea and tick medicine that is recommended by more veterinarians than any other flea medication.
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