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When considering a parasite product for cats, some parasites are more clinically relevant than others.
The most recent national study of gastrointestinal parasite prevalence in cats examined faecal samples from 572 cats presented to veterinary clinics, and found no evidence of lungworm, flea tapeworm or Taenia taeniaeformis (the cat tapeworm).1
It may therefore be justifiable to place more emphasis on practical factors such as a product’s user-friendliness and whether the manufacturer offers a satisfaction guarantee, rather than just a list of parasites that your patients might never contract.
Factors to consider when choosing a feline parasiticide product to recommend may include:
- Historical performance (think of your personal experience or feedback from cat owners)
- Ease of use or application
- Lifestyle of the cat: Indoors or Outdoors
- Speed of absorption, reducing potential transfer to other surfaces
- Coverage of clinically relevant parasites
- Cat owner budget
Medicating cats can be extremely difficult, and a source of great stress for both owners and cats. In fact, market research2 in Australia showed that “Easy to apply / give” is a key driver for cat owners when determining what brand of treatment they are most likely to buy. Revolution® PLUS has been awarded by the International Society of Feline Medicine for being ‘easy to give’. Aside from being non-oily, quick drying, and low volume, Revolution® PLUS comes in a small, clear pipette, allowing quick confirmation that a cat has received the full dose. Simply remove the pipette from foil blister pack, press down on the colour coded lid until you hear a click (indicating the pipette has been pierced), then remove the lid and apply the liquid to the back of the cat’s neck. Make sure to part the cat’s hair – ensuring application directly on to the skin.
20+ years of trusted parasite protection
Revolution® has been available in Australia for more than 20 years and is a trusted treatment for parasites in cats and kittens – by both Australian vets and generations of cat owners.
Revolution® PLUS, a dual-action formulation with selamectin and sarolaner, added to the killing power of Revolution® for adult fleas and ear mites, and most importantly, included the killing of paralysis tick and bush tick to the list of parasites controlled. It is comforting to know that when dealing with a challenging flea-infested environment, you can recommend a product with two flea-killing active ingredients, not just one.
Revolution® PLUS is approved in cats from 8 weeks of age and older and:
- Kills fleas FAST with up to 100% reduction in live flea count for 5 weeks!3
- Kills paralysis ticks FAST, with up to 100% efficacy for 5 weeks!4
- Treats and controls roundworm and hookworm
- Treats and controls ear mites
- 100% effective at preventing heartworm disease, a difficult disease to detect and treat in cats
- Treats and controls biting lice.
1. Palmer S et al. National study of the gastrointestinal parasites of dog and cats in Australia. Veterinary Parasitology 151 (2008) 181–190,
2. Cat Flea/Tick Tracking Report, Thrive Insights for Zoetis, August 2021, n=854 cat owners,
3. Zoetis data on file. Study number A186R-IE-16-199,
4. Zoetis data on file. Study numbers A186R-AU-14-154 and A186C-AU-16-206