After losing my cat tigger to hartz, im and very nervous about any flea and tick treatment…i was wondering if anyone out there knows or has used revolution? I havent heard anything bad about it, but if there is something I need to know could you give me the information? it would be for my 6lbs chi.

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  1. I’ve used both Frontline and Revolution to great success to combat fleas and scabies (Revolution does this) on my dogs. I also used Frontline on a cat with no problems whatsoever. Revolution tends to flake on my dog’s coat, so the animal looks dusty for a while, but unlike Frontline it is effective against scabies. If it’s only fleas, I prefer Frontline, as it doesn’t flake (though the coat will be oily for a few hours after application) and lasts longer (3 months vs. Revolution’s 1 month). It all depends on what you need to protect against, but I heartily recommend these two products.

    Best of lucks.

  2. Hartz contains permethrins, while Frontline, Revolution, and Advantage uses different drugs that are much safer and, in my experience, are more effective flea treatments. As long as you use the right dosage for your Chihuahua’s weight, those products are safe. I have used Frontline, Revolution and Advantage (at different times) for my dogs and cats for several years and have had no side effects. I hope this helps you decide what to use for your Chihuahua.

  3. I would not recommend either frontline or revolution. Think about it, you are puting a chemical on your dog’s skin that will stay in its body for ONE FULL YEAR. Can you imagine what kind of long term damage that must be doing to the liver? The best thing is to provide a better diet for your dog. A dog with a healthy diet will NOT get fleas. I have three dogs. They haven’t had fleas since I first got them from the shelter. Fleas only attack animals that have compromised systems because they are not getting adequate nutrition.

    Read the book “Natural Health for Dogs and Cats” by Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM. If you love your pets, you will love this book.

  4. I am a veterinary technician and I can tell you that, although there is always the potential for an allergic reaction to any medication, Revolution and Frontline are very good, safe products.

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