Do NOT use no matter what your vet tells you!
Less than 24 hours after applying this to our otherwise healthy, 9 year old (1st time he’s ever had fleas as an indoor cat) he became extremely weak and lethargic, developed a rapid heart rate, could hardly walk and started vomiting on / off for 2 days. After about a week he finally started eating again and slowly started reverting back to his normal self. It was a nightmare! When we called the vet the day after application to see if we could get him in they said to give it a few more days, that he may have had a ‘mild’ allergic reaction to the...Revolution but as long as symptoms improve not to be too concerned. We were informed they regularly prescribe Revolution with no known issues and it is the gold-standard for taking care of fleas. After a lot of research and looking at other people’s personal experiences we are extremely grateful he is still here. Please, please do not risk the safety of your beloved pets by using this poison! It seems some veterinarians money-making relationship with Zoetis (the drug manufacturer) matters more than the oath they take to protect our animals.
Does not work!
I purchased the 6 pack on special as we have three cats and I knew we would get two months application out if it. I don’t know if there has been a formula change, but usually you see dead fleas within the hour. I applied it a week ago and there seem to be more fleas - no cats have been outside and we treated their living areas as well. Applied a second dose last night and there are just as many fleas today. Very disappointed as it is quite expensive. I feel it has been a waste of money.
Dont waste your money!!!!!
Fleas are still very much alive and roaming all over my cat and this is day 3 since the application. Does not work!! Save your money!! I've used Advocate for years with my dogs and other cat and can physically see fleas drop dead in an instant after application and all my pets were fine. Switching back to them without hesitation!! I am going to fight to either get a refund or replacement. Luckily i still have proof of purchase at the retail outlet i bought it from!
The fleas kept running on the cat’s head
I bought a 6 packet of Revolution Flea treatment for cats. I immediately used it on my white Devon Rex but it totally did not work. Two weeks later I took my cat to the vet for conjunctivitis and she also mentioned that Revolution does not work. She sold me Advocate orange 1 pkt but the fleas are still active 2 weeks after I gave that. I am so not impressed with those ineffective flea treatments. They are very expensive for the little bit that’s in a tube and totally useless.
Not Working as Marketed
I've used Revolution for Cats for a number of years without having a problem with fleas on my indoor-only cat. Since Hurricane Florence, fleas are being found on my cat even though nothing in our routine changed because of the hurricane; we got rain but no flooding; we stayed home. Of course my thinking Revolution was working could have been because there were no fleas in our house to begin with. It's certainly not getting rid of the fleas that are definitely here now.
My kitten died
My kitten died. Never put it together it was like she got sick the first of every month. When she got her revolution for under 5 lbs. We went to the ER twice. Ataxia lethargic paralysis of back legs. She had her last flea treatment September 1 2018. She died September 8 2018. Only 9 months. RIP baby girl I am soo sorry I didn’t do enough research:(
Stopped working, no refunds
I've been using this product for years. My orange baby suffers from a flea allergy so is imperative that we keep fleas off her. In July, I noticed the fleas where back on her in 2 weeks after application. I told the vet and she said there was no way to prove that the out break wasn't due to a food, environmental or other allergies but... i said she's been diagnosed at that vet, it's in her records and that particular vet gave her those shots in the past for just that. I was on the verge of tears telling her we cannot afford medicines that do...n't work + a 50$ vet visit. She had just had those healing shots 2 months ago at that facility. No help, no refunds. The vet also sold us catago as a more affordable flea prevention. That didn't work at all. Again, no refunds.
Product works - just an effort applying it due to the strong smell
Thankfully the tubes are clear now so we can see if the content is fully emptied on application. But I find the plastic tube extremely hard to squeeze. My fingers and my Mum's do not have the strength to empty the tube in one try. The smell is also strong when the lid is removed and if your cat knows it they'll run a mile before you can grab them if you're on your own. it would be easier to apply with 2 people, one holding the cat, the other getting the right spot on the back of the cat.
I feel, because of the smell and the hard plastic tube...not being easy to squeeze, it's a stressful time for both myself and my cat. I missed the right spot last time and she licked some of it off her fur. That didn't make me feel good but she was OK and didn't have any other reaction. Would like to see a diagram sheet in the box to show us exactly where to try and apply. Lasts my cat for about 3 weeks. She starts itching that 4th week into it and it's meant to be a monthly application.
Was ok until the most recent application -fur loss
Had the formula for this product changed? I applied it to my BSH and he now had missing fur at the site of application,
After reading some of these terrifying reviews I won't use it again without speaking to my vet. I'm looking for another product that can do the same things.
My cat reacted 30 seconds after application of Zoetis Revolution and our prince died within the following 2 hours after suffering through severe anaphylaxis. The doctors had trouble stabilizing him and he passed in the car on the way to the emergency hospital. Do not use this drug on your animals and if you do stay as close to emergency care. The seconds count when the reaction to the medication begins.
- Verified purchase
I was apprehensive buying this product
Having read the reviews here I was somewhat apprehensive when buying this product.
I had been using a different brand (Frontline Plus) which seemed to work for a short period (not for a whole month like it's supposed to). The problem is that one of our cats in particular often goes under the house (slightly raised on stilts) and I'm certain that's where he picks the fleas up from. It's too hard to spray under there so the best method was using a spot treatment to control them. And since the other product didn't seem as effective as I would h...ave liked I wanted to try something different this time. Regardless of some of the negative reviews I thought I'd give this a try. For my two cats Zoetis Revolution has been great. It was easy to apply (which is great because the cats never enjoy having it applied) and it also didn't leave a residue on their fur for long like the other product seemed to. I found it didn't take long for it to start working, I noticed a difference withing a day (cats not scratching as much etc). I haven't noticed any kind of side effects at all. It's been almost two weeks since application and it appears to be doing a great job at keeping the fleas off the cats even though the boy has been going under the house lately. The fact that it controls worms as well was a bonus, one of my cats in particular is very fussy with what she eats so it would be too hard to feed her worming tablets. Really I don't think they're exposed to anything they would pick up worms from but it's always good to do it just in case especially since they are allowed outside for periods of time during the day. I would be happy to buy this product again.
Works well but side effects too
It works very well for flea control and I’ve been using it for many years on my cats and dogs. We do seem to be having an issue this year with hair loss at the application site on both cats. I’ve used Advantage also and have had reactions with that too, ranging from hair loss to burns at the application site. I’m not happy with the hair loss it’s causing but it’s better than chemical burns.
Adult cat had grand maul seizure 3 days after applied and loss of hair to where applied
Disappointed but not surprised that something powerful enough to kill fleas and earmites can cause a seizure and hair loss. Glad I won't be applying a second dose like the poor person(s) whose pets died from that reportedly in this chain of reports.
Hard to tell about scratching etc., though there were no side effects and very simple and easy to us
-Still biting, scratching, losing hair and it's very hard to know if it's working at all.
- VERY EASY to administer and they had no problems with it at all
-No side effects what so ever!
- Verified purchase
Honestly these reviews
I’ve been using Revolution for both my cats and dogs. I’ve had to use it on 1 month old kittens cause they were infested with fleas. I followed dosing by my pets weight for the most accurate dose. It’s been 8 years since I switched. The only time my pets get fleas is when I get lazy and not buy more for the Summer season. But once the flea control is on them the fleas are dead within 2 days. My pets have never shown signs of side effects and certainly no one had died from it. I have used this on 3 dogs and close to 30 cats throughout the years....The are many homeless kitties when I live now. I honestly do not get where all these crazy reviews come from so I think it is best to assume that they are either fake or the directions were not properly followed.
Fantastic used it for ages
Switched from comfortis as my cats wouldn't eat the tablet they kept spitting it out
Saw the horrible reviews despite the reviews about killing pets I decided to do my research they have never been sued or invstigated
Saw enough to ignore the negatives and put it down to people wanting to push their preference of flea prevention
Tried it and it was fantastic worked amazing highly recommend pets are fine and healthy
Questions & Answers
I treated my cat 3 days ago with Revolution Plus for Fleas and I’m still seeing live adult fleas. Don’t see any flea dirt tho. Why are the adult fleas not dying?
What should I do if my cat licked itself after I messed some revolution on her shoulder.
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