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Does Revolution also protect against heartworms?

My 14 week old pup has been on Revolution for the past two months. The vet also gave him some Heartguard plus for heart worm prevention. I was going to order some more Revolution when I read that it also protects against heartworms. Do I need the Heartguard plus since Revolution protects against heartworms? If so, then I am going to switch to Interceptor as soon as his 3 month Heartguard supply runs out.
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Re: Does Revolution also protect against heartworms?

Yes it does. I am surprised the vet did this-did he know your pup is on revolution?
http://www.revolutionpet.com/revolutionpet.aspx
Revolution protects against fleas, some tics and heartworm. I get mine for about $12 a dose. We don't really have a flea problem, so I am not sure if it is truely effective if you do have fleas.

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Re: Does Revolution also protect against heartworms?

Yes, the vet is the person who gave me both the revolution and heartguard plus. Should I just use the Revolution? That would be awesome if it really took care of the fleas and heartworms as it is less medication I would need to put in his system.
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Re: Does Revolution also protect against heartworms?

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Originally Posted By: onyx'girlYes it does. I am surprised the vet did this-did he know your pup is on revolution?
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Revolution protects against fleas, some tics and heartworm. I get mine for about $12 a dose. We don't really have a flea problem, so I am not sure if it is truely effective if you do have fleas.
Is Revolution the only form of heartworm prevention used on your dog?
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Re: Does Revolution also protect against heartworms?

I use Frontline (for fleas and ticks) and Interceptor (for heartworms).

Is Revolution all that I need?

On another note... It didn't work well for my cat. Two days after application, I noticed she was again covered with fleas, so I made the colossal mistake of putting an over-the-counter flea medication on her.

That cheap crap cost me over $100 at the emergency vet. She was ataxic, stumbling around like she was intoxicated. Luckily, I was able to quickly wash it off to avoid further poisoning and the vet administered a shot to get it out of her system quickly.


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Re: Does Revolution also protect against heartworms?

I only use revolution and have used it for 2 yrs. w/ no problems~3 dogs. Ticks will still attach, but die off so you do have to check your puppers for ticks if they are a problem. I think the fleas have to go thru a cycle and you have to get rid of the source, but they don't reproduce on the pet.

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Re: Does Revolution also protect against heartworms?

we use Revolution. ask your Vet why he gave you Revolution and Heartguard. did your Vet give you both medicines at the same time?
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i thought Frontline takes 48 hours to work.
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Re: Does Revolution also protect against heartworms?

I'm so sorry. I just looked at my invoice from the vet and he gave Kobe Advantage. I feel so dumb!
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Re: Does Revolution also protect against heartworms?

Soooo, what would be better to give a dog?

1. Advantage+Interceptor
2. Revolution
3. Advantage+Heartguard Plus
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