- 9 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
I think when talking about heartworm preventives you also have to realize that they cover inestinal parasites as well. Some products do this better than others, but its always advisable to routinely deworm your dog for intestinal parasites. Contrary to popular belief 90% of dogs will not have symptoms or see intestinal parasites until they are sick or heavily burdened. The only parasites that you are likely to find in your dogs stool are tapeworms. Roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms are rarely seen in your dogs stool. Intestinal parasites also pose a zoonotic risk -ick. Heartworm & parasite prevention gets my vote year round and I live in Canada.
Revolution really is not a great product for dogs In My Humble Opinion -if you look at the statistics it really only covers roundworms & heartworm. Its tick claim is poor since it only does 1 kind of tick and a twice monthy dosing. Moreover, the medication used for fleas has a slow absorbtion rate in dogs -this has to do with the slow rate of absorbtion through dogs skins into their blood stream, in cats it works well. If you look at the data it takes Revolution an average of 3 days to reach a dogs blood stream which leaves alot of time for fleas to move in. It also only lasts for 28 days…so if you’re applying monthly theres a few days for fleas to creep in. The pros to this product is that its easy to apply, safe for use around kids and cats, and does not wash off like advantage.