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We brought in a new kitten this weekend. She's about 12 weeks old. I put Frontline Plus on her when I was doing the other 2 kitties, and then yesterday I discovered the coffee-ground stuff in her ears. I'm treating the ear mites with Otomite, but I'm concerned about it transferring to my other kitties and my dog. I've heard that Revolution is effective against ear mites, but since I just applied the Frontline to the whole group I don't want to overdose them on insecticides.

Also, my understanding is that Revolution is not effective against ticks (which are a bigger problem in my area than fleas, in my experience). Is this true?

What should I do? Just continue and keep an eye out for mites on the other animals? Use Revolution next month? And in that case, what should I use for the ticks? (I will be talking to my vet about all this, but I just thought I'd get some other opinions.) TIA!
post #2 of 7
You can treat earmites seperately. It would be harmful to apply Revolution now so soon after Frontline.
post #3 of 7
True, white cat lover!

I do like Revolution, as it takes care of internal parasites as well as ear mites.

It's a great product, as is Frontline.
post #4 of 7
NinaCaliente, you are correct - the Revolution doesn't provide any tick protection.

I would treat the earmite kitty with separate earmite medicine and just keep an eye on the others, and do seperate treatment on them if necessary.
post #5 of 7
I read somewhere that revolution does kill some ticks but not all kinds so they can't claim it does. I perfer revolution over frontline.
post #6 of 7
This is what I found on the Revolution website:

Revolution is the first-ever FDA-approved, topically applied 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).

To read more: http://www.revolution4cats.com/displ...ies=FL&sec=100

I definitely wouldn't apply the Revolution so soon after the Frontline. I am now starting to apply Revolution on my kits every other month. They have been getting it (one for a year the other since Feb) every month, but since they are 100% indoors, I'd like to limit the amount of pesticide they ingest into their little bodies. But it's like a double-edged sword b/c heaven forbid I bring something in from my shoes or pants and they get it because aren't protected just because I decided not to give them Revolution at all...but that's me.

Ear mites are definitely contagious, so if you could keep her away from the other animals, this would help prevent the transfer to the "non-ear mite-having-babes."
post #7 of 7
I use Revolution on my cats and it seems to work real well. One of my cats hates the stuff though and acts like I'm putting battery acid on him. I laughed at him until after their last treatment and then I noticed that one of the other cats had a small bald spot come up where I put the treatment on at.

Now I'm scared to use it again. Has anyone else had this happen?
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