I am a long-time cat owner and use Revolution regularly on my cats. I love it because it takes care of all the critters that try and live on their skin and in their ears. I order it online from a reputable pharmacy.
I added a rescue doggie to our family this summer. She had heartworms and went through the harsh treatment and now has a clean bill of health. The rescue agency vets put her on Heartguard. She originally took Capstar (or some other name) for fleas and ticks. In addition, they put a flea collar on her and they dipped her. I have not treated her with any other flea medications since.
I am getting ready to order the Revolution for my cats and started researching ordering flea stuff for my dog. (Makes sense that they all should be treated so the fleas don't jump from one to the other.) I was surprised to find that Revolution is listed as a treatment for heartworms. I called my vet but he is out. His vet tech basically told me the vet uses Heartguard and Frontline on his dogs so that is what they prescribe to all their clients. He would not comment on weather Revolution is a good option.
It seems ridiculous to give my dog several treatments (like Heartguard & Frontline) when one would work and it would be more cost effective. (I know that vets get deals, kickbacks and such so this could be why he chooses the route he does.)
Anyone know if Revolution is just as good a treatment for heartworms? Any other thoughts/comments?