Heartworm Prevention For Tampa FL Cat Owners

Although easy to prevent, heartworm disease continues to be a major health problem for pets living in Florida and throughout the temperate and tropical regions of the world. Fortunately, with a few precautions such as twice a year heartworm testing and the proper preventative medicine, your pet can avoid this deadly disease.

Revolution® (selamectin) – Revolution is the first-ever FDA-approved, topically applied heartworm and intestinal parasite control medication for cats that:

  • Kills adult fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and prevents flea eggs from hatching.
  • Prevents heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis.
  • Treats and controls ear mites (Otodectes cynotis).
  • Treats and controls roundworms (Toxocara cati) and hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme).

Revolution enters the bloodstream through the skin via topical application. Concentrations of Revolution in the blood and tissues prevent heartworm disease and prevent and treat roundworm and hookworm infections. Revolution selectively redistributes from the blood to the skin and other tissues, where it provides protection against fleas, flea eggs, and ear mites.

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