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Old 02-21-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Hello,
I just went to the vet today and they said that my cats (who remain indoors, yet we are in Florida and they do go out on a screened in porch on the 3rd floor) should be on revolution. I didn't think they needed it because they are indoors. What do you all think?
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Loss Wages
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Did the vet give a reason??? It would not make sense to put a cat on revolution that is indoors unless there is a high risk of investation in the area you live in. Then, it would be a good preventative measure. IMO, It sounds like a waste of good money and good meds.

Anyone else?
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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We used it for our little flea magnets last summer. We de-flea-ed the house twice, and they still managed to attract them.

I'm hoping this summer we won't have to use it. It's awfully harsh stuff. Especially for me -- I broke out everywhere the cats touched me after the first time we applied it.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Loss Wages
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Wow, reallY? good to know about the bad reaction. My skin is senstive too. Maybe it is a good preventative thing thought. I never thought about fleas come looking for the cats...
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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They said that it's because mosquitos might be indoors (I live in Florida, I do did wake up with about 5 mosquito bites...and I was indoors) so this sounded legit (they are indoors, but do go out on a screened in porch), but then they proceeded to tell me that even in Chicago I would need it year round.... hmmmm mosiqutos when it's -6? So, that made me doubt their information!
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Listen to vets (unfortunately) with skeptism . When Gracie was so rashy and miserable last summer, the vet insisted that it was definitely fleas and sold me many treatments , shots and Frontline,. None of which worked. I went back there so many times.
Finally, I switched to a new vet who gave her a Cortizone shot and cleared her allergy up in only a few days. No sales pitch either .
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Listen to vets (unfortunately) with skeptism . When Gracie was so rashy and miserable last summer, the vet insisted that it was definitely fleas and sold me many treatments , shots and Frontline,. None of which worked. I went back there so many times.
Finally, I switched to a new vet who gave her a Cortizone shot and cleared her allergy up in only a few days. No sales pitch either .
I know. It's so frustrating. I want to do what my cats need, but I really don't have much money so I can't just throw it away on unnecessary things.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Ahhh, just killed a mosquito that was on my cat.... I'm wondering if I should do it!
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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I recently switched my cats to Revolution.
I used to have them on Advantage.

The Revolution, besides treating for ear mites and heart worms as well as fleas, doesn't smell as strong as the Advantage so they don't mind it as much.

If I don't treat them monthly they get fleas, and one of them has a serious allergy to flea bites.

It costs about $60 a month for flea treatment for all of them.
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Default Revolution causes hair to fall out

my daughter uses Revolution on her cat and the last 2x she has it has caused a bald spot on the area it was applied to. Doesn't seem painful and the hair did grow back from the last time. We just wondered if anyone else has had this experience?
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