Side Effects of Revolution in Kittens

Revolution often is used to eliminate pesky parasites in cats and dogs..

Revolution often is used to eliminate pesky parasites in cats and dogs..

If your sweet little kitty is experiencing an uncomfortable parasite issue, your veterinarian may give her a prescription for Revolution, a topical medicine that is used to manage issues with ticks, fleas, hookworms and roundworms. The medication also aims to stop heartworm disease before it even starts.

Age

Speak to your veterinarian before considering using Revolution to handle your kitty's parasite problem. Drugs.com indicates that the topical medicine is safe to use on kittens as long as they are least 8 weeks old. Revolution also is acceptable for puppies a minimum of 6 weeks old.

Throwing Up

Drugs.com states that side effects are uncommon in felines, though are possible. If your kitten begins vomiting excessively after use of Revolution, it could be related to the medication.

Drooling

When a cat is drooling unusually, it often is an indication of a medical condition. Excessive salivation is a possible negative side effect of Revolution. Don't ignore your little one if she appears to be foaming at the mouth.

Breathing Problems

If your little one is breathing abnormally rapidly, waste no time in seeking help for her. Even if the breathing difficulties are unrelated to Revolution use, they very likely are due to another serious health condition.

Bowel Problems

Problems with your pet's bowel movements also could be caused by taking Revolution, in rare instances. Monitor your kitten's litter box happenings. If her fecal matter is especially frequent and watery in texture, she may be experiencing diarrhea as a side effect, so pay close attention. In some instances, her bowels also may include the presence of some blood.

Appetite Changes

Take note if your little one seems to have absolutely no interest in eating. If your fluff ball typically has the appetite of a marathon runner and that abruptly changes, don't dismiss it. If she is breathing abnormally rapidly, waste no time in seeking help. Even if the breathing difficulties are unrelated to Revolution use, they very likely are due to another serious health condition.

Tremors

Muscle tremors also are a potential side effect. If you observe any abnormal bodily movements in your wee kitten, seek veterinary attention. Upon observing even one possible side effect of the topical medicine, whether bloody stools or vomiting, consult a veterinarian immediately. When it comes to your kitten's health, safety is your biggest priority.

 

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