Revolution Vs Advantage Multi

Which Flea Drop is Best for Your Pet?


There are dozens of flea treatments out there but finding the right one for your pet can be confusing.

We’re going to help you make an informed decision so that you can buy a safe, effective flea drop for your dog or cat.

Today, we’re going to compare two products that protect your pet from a variety of parasites; Revolution and Advantage Multi. Both are flea drops that are administered on the back of your pet’s neck and both provide protection for about 30 days, so you only need to re-treat monthly. So what’s the difference? Let’s find out.

What Do They Do?

Though the flea medications contain different active ingredients, they perform extremely similar functions with just a couple of exceptions. Advantage Multi contains imidacloprid and mixidectin. Imidacloprid is a neurotoxin that causes hyper-excitability and death in adult insects. It’s also mildly toxic to other animals such as fish and even people.

Moxidectin protects against heartworms, roundworms and hookworms as well as ear mites by acting as a neurotoxin to them. It has no adverse effects on other creatures though.

So to sum it up, Advantage Multi protects against fleas, heartworms, mites and intestinal parasites but not ticks.

Revolution contains only one ingredient, selamectin, which is a neurotoxin to fleas, ticks, mites, heartworms, roundworms, hookworms and other parasites. It’s also been shown to be extremely safe though the occasional case of temporary skin irritation will occur at administration site.

Revolution is known to be odorless and non-greasy too, unlike most other drops, including Advantage Multi.

The two primary differences between Advantage Multi and Revolution flea drops are that Revolution kills ticks, it’s active ingredient is non-toxic to people and other pets and it’s not as messy as Advantage Multi. For those reasons, we’re going to go with Revolution if you’re looking for the most inclusive product of the two.

Regardless of which flea drop you decide to go with, make sure to have your pet tested for heartworms before starting him on any heartworm medication because if he has them, the medication can cause shock-like symptoms and even death.

If you’ve tried either Revolution or Advantage Multi or, even better both, please tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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