Wonderful News about FIP Treatment

Wonderful News about FIP Treatment

FIP was once considered fatal to cats.  However, as the following article explains, there is a new treatment that has actually cured cats!  This is wonderful news.  Please read on, and thank you for your support.

In January 2021, Patty, one of my three Feral Fixers foster kittens, was diagnosed with wet/effusive FIP.  It was devastating news since I had lost four out of five of one of my litters to FIP a few years prior and everything I’d ever read when researching it had said it was fatal.  Patty’s belly was huge and I could feel every bone in her spine and hips.  I had been syringe-feeding her at the time of the diagnosis since, once I noticed a big belly, I separated her from her sisters to monitor her food intake and noticed she wasn’t eating on her own.  But once we got the official diagnosis, I was heartbroken.  All I pictured was watching her deteriorate each day with an inevitable fate of death.  I couldn’t bear it and Tammy didn’t want me to have to go through that either so we scheduled a euthanasia appointment for a couple of days later.  

When I was holding Patty in my arms the night before her appointment, something was telling me that it wasn’t her time to go yet and I was drawn to my computer.  I started Googling and researching and I can’t even remember what I was entering into the search bar but somehow I found out about a Facebook group called FIP Fighters.  They were helping to clinically cure cats of FIP through a treatment called GS-441524.  I answered the few questions required to join and waited to be accepted into the group. 

The next morning, I had a message from one of the Administrators in my Facebook Messenger app.  He told me about the three brands of treatment their group recommended, the dosages, the cost, and the frequent bloodwork required during treatment.  I emailed Tammy and asked to cancel Patty’s euthanasia appointment and see if she’d approve of me trying this treatment if I bought the meds and Feral Fixers paid for the supplies, supplements, and monthly bloodwork.  She said she was willing to give it a shot!  Yes, we were putting our trust in this unknown drug from China, which was not approved for use by veterinarians in the U.S., but we really had nothing to lose.

I ordered the cheapest of the three medicines, gathered the required needles and syringes, and watched videos on how to give an injection.  I also scoured through the FIP Fighters Facebook group, looking for posts with tips on how to give injections and helpful supplements to give during treatment, etc.  I was terrified and dreading that first needle poke, knowing that I had so many more to go after that one. 

The protocol for treatment is 84 days of injections, administered at the same time every day, with monthly bloodwork to see if improvements are being made, followed by 84 days of observation.  If there is no relapse during the observation period, the cat is considered “clinically cured” of FIP.

I was about to venture into a six-month commitment to try to cure Patty but I was ready.  I focused on the success stories shared by fellow FIP Fighters.  I became obsessed with the Facebook group, tears constantly running down my cheeks as I read posts throughout the day.  Sometimes tears of hope and joy when someone shared a success story and sometimes tears of sadness when someone shared their loss.

But the very special thing about this Facebook group was that everyone was so supportive and helpful.  That, alone, inspired me since it is so hard to find these days.  And it was an international group.  I really felt like I had found “my people.”  I was determined that Patty would be a success story and we could share her journey with others and let people know there IS hope after a FIP diagnosis.

After two weeks of injections, Patty’s distended belly had finally noticeably subsided and she was eating on her own.  I syringe-fed her for quite a while, even supplemented her with it once she started eating little bits of food.  Each day, I also gave her Pet-Tinic for her anemia, an injection of B12, and a milk thistle for liver support since GS-441524 is hard on the liver.  (The Administrators of the Facebook group recommend liver support in conjunction with the treatment.)  I shared each bloodwork report with my Admin to get his comments/suggestions. 

Patty finished her 84 days of injections in April and was given clearance to enter the observation period. She finished her 84 days of observation in July without any incident of relapse and is now considered “clinically cured.”  She took the injections like a champ and I am so proud of her.  I’ve read many stories about cats who would really fight them so I felt very fortunate to have such a good 

patient.  And a positive side effect of this whole experience is that I felt proud of myself and became more confident in my capabilities to treat cats in the future.

Special thanks to Erika Vezza, author of this article, and Feral Fixers for permission to post this wonderful story.  Visit FeralFixers.org to learn more about this great cat rescue organization.

Why are cats so susceptible to kidney disease?

Why are cats so susceptible to kidney disease?

Cats are particularly prone to kidney damage and it has a variety of causes. Infections, cancers, exposure to toxins, and malfunction of the immune system may all be responsible for starting a slow process of damage, leading eventually to loss of function and kidney failure. The original cause is often no longer present at the time of diagnosis and sometimes will never be discovered.

The body has more kidney tissue than it needs, so much may be lost before symptoms develop – and before blood tests show changes. This slow progressive process is referred to as “chronic” kidney disease. Occasionally, previously healthy kidneys suffer sudden and massive damage (acute kidney disease) but this is less common.

What do the kidneys do?

Kidneys filter the blood and take out poisonous by-products produced by the workings of the body. These are added to water to form urine.

They also get rid of excess water into urine or, when water is lacking, can concentrate urine to reduce water loss. When they are diseased, the ability to concentrate urine is lost and the animal has to drink more to get rid of the body’s waste products.

The kidney regulates the number of various salts (sodium and potassium, among others) within the body by moving smaller or larger amounts into the urine. Kidney disease may cause some of these to build up within the circulation making the animal ill and perpetuating the kidney damage.

Other functions of the kidney include the production of chemicals called hormones. One hormone causes the blood vessels to expand or contract – lowering or increasing the blood pressure. Another hormone stimulates the body to make red blood cells so, when the kidney’s hormone production is out of balance, this can sometimes cause anemia.

How is kidney disease diagnosed?

Diagnosis is reached by a combination of blood and urine tests. An increase in the toxic substances that the kidney normally removes can be measured in the bloodstream. Looking at the concentration of the urine is also helpful.

In kidney disease, urine is diluted and more prone to infection – which can be detected by tests. In some cases, the only way of finding the cause of the disease is by biopsy (removing a piece of kidney for examination).

This involves an operation, therefore, it is often not done unless there is a chance that a definitive diagnosis could help in the treatment of your cat. In many cases, the damage – which causes the symptoms – cannot be reversed.

What are the symptoms?

Everyone knows that in an animal, drinking lots of water can be a sign of kidney disease, but this can also be a symptom of other illnesses.

Cats are discreet and maybe secret drinkers, so early signs of excess thirst may be missed and they may become quite ill before treatment is sought.

As kidney disease advances, other symptoms include weight loss, signs of dehydration, poor appetite, smelly breath, a sore mouth, vomiting and weakness. Eventually, there may be twitchiness or even fits. However, these symptoms are common to many illnesses, not just kidney disease.

What is the treatment?

There is no cure. Treatment aims to minimize the symptoms, by reducing toxin production, keeping salt levels normal, and slowing the rate of ongoing damage.

Cats that are unwell and severely dehydrated may benefit from intravenous fluids to re-hydrate and flush out toxins. If improvement does not follow, then kidney damage may be severe, and you should consider the options carefully with your vet. Home nursing is very important.

The toxins produce nausea, loss of appetite, and sometimes mouth and stomach ulcers. Tempting food, such as fresh fish or chicken, warmed and given by hand may help. If loss of appetite is long-term, your cat’s quality of life becomes questionable and should be discussed with your vet.

How long will my cat live?

This varies, depending on the severity of the disease, the underlying cause, and the speed at which ongoing kidney damage is occurring – something which only time will reveal.

The most important consideration is the well-being and happiness of the patient. Some cats, although thin and drinking lots, stay reasonably well for one to two years or more. Others can be unwell and deteriorate rapidly within weeks.

Long-term treatment

Free access to water is essential, especially in the summer. If the cat is accidentally shut in without water, dehydration and toxin build-up can happen rapidly.

Encourage your cat to drink by placing water bowls in several rooms. Cats prefer dog size bowls, which should be filled to the brim and placed away from feeding places.

Some cats prefer running water so consider getting a water fountain. Many of the toxins come from dietary protein, and there is increasing evidence that low protein diets improve general condition and longevity. Cats can be very reluctant to try new foods, so try to start dietary change at initial diagnosis, when the cat’s appetite may be better. Be prepared to mix new and old diets together for one to two weeks.

Warming food may help. However, with a cat that absolutely refuses to eat the diet, maintaining a healthy appetite becomes more important than eating a special diet.

You need to discuss what is best for your animal with your vet. Anabolic steroids may be given in an attempt to improve appetite and reduce weight loss.

Other drugs, which are sometimes used, include ACE inhibitors. They may preserve function in undamaged parts of the kidney, while anti-nausea drugs, appetite stimulants, and anti-ulcer drugs may improve appetite.

Excessive potassium loss due to failing kidneys may lead to weakness, therefore potassium powder or tablets may be prescribed.

Phosphates may build up in the circulation of patients with kidney problems, worsening the kidney damage, so your vet may prescribe medicine to reduce your cat’s intake of phosphates, especially if your cat is not eating a special low protein diet.

A blood pressure check may be suggested. High blood pressure worsens kidney damage and unfortunately, kidney disease can cause high blood pressure – working in a vicious circle. In advanced cases of anemia, there are treatments to stimulate red blood cell production, but these are expensive, only work short-term, and are not suitable in all cases.

Your vet will discuss with you what is best for your cat. In summary, kidney disease cannot be cured, but there are treatments that may make your pet feel better.


Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome

Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome

Do you notice an obsessive cleaning of your cat? Do you notice biting and/or do you notice tremors in the back? Do you think your cat has a skin problem or perhaps the spine?

Perhaps it could be due to Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrom or Rolling Skin Syndrom.

What is it?

Hyperesthesia means abnormally increased sensitivity of the skin. It is a rare disease seen in nervous or highly stressed cats. It affects cats of any breed and age. It is not lethal and has no cure.

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If your cat suffers from this syndrome, it could show excessive sensitivity when touching any point of the spine, chasing its tail, biting itself, running, jumping … It can also choose to chase things that are not present and have very dilated pupils. They could even get injured by excessive licking/biting and pulling their hair trying to alleviate their discomfort.

What produces it?

The cause is unknown, mainly associated with stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or even many authors associate it with a type of feline epilepsy. Hyperesthesia syndrome could be triggered by problems with electrical activities that occur in the brain and are responsible for controlling predatory behavior, grooming, and emotions.

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An interesting fact is that cats that suffer from it have been shown to have injuries to the muscles of the spine, which either cause or contribute to causing discomfort in the spine.


gatoDuring the episodes, muscle spasms occur in the back, and ripples from the shoulder to the tail, rapid and aggressive movement of the tail, dilated pupils can be observed.
These seizures last from seconds to a few minutes and then they run off as if something scares or is chasing them. Some specimens may have seizures during or after the attack.

In some cats it can be easily noticed but in others it is difficult to detect. A lot of attention must be paid to carry out an early diagnosis and, at this point, the role of the owner is fundamental: animals that feel that something is “attacking” their back and, consequently, lick excessively and / or bite and pull their hair from the area they are susceptible to suffering from feline hyperesthesia.

How do we diagnose it?

The diagnosis is obtained by ruling out other conditions and diseases that cause similar symptoms and behaviors: parasites, dermatological problems, musculoskeletal pain…. Once discarded, we can reach the diagnosis of feline hyperesthesia.

First of all, a behavioral history should be taken, the animal examined well. In addition, we must perform a battery of general complementary tests: blood count, biochemistry, and thyroid hormone analysis. On the other hand, investigate if you can suffer from flea bite allergy dermatitis, since in animals with severe joy it can cause itching and irritation of the skin, licking/biting / scratching aggressively and causing injuries to it. It is also important to rule out skin problems, sometimes excessively dry skin can cause itching and ensure the absence of diseases that cause pain in the spine, muscles, or joints, such as trauma, abscesses, anal sac problems, organ damage, tumors.

Treatment is based on reducing stress and changing environmental patterns. In the last case, it can be tried with medical treatment to reduce anxiety, corticosteroids and VNA treatment.

Guidelines for reducing stress.

  1. Hormone diffusers, such as Feliway, are recommended at various points in the house. Its use should be prolonged 24 hours a day.
  2. It is recommended to leave the TV or radio on when leaving the house, even some light if it is at night so that you do not feel alone.
  3. Try to make time every day, at least 5-10 minutes, 3 times a day to play with your cat, with interactive toys, lights …, and change the toys so that he does not get bored with it.2017 01 25 14.36.53
  4. It is important that you have a scratching area at various points in the house since scratching helps relieve stress. One trick: Catnip Spray can be used to induce scratching in these places.
  5. If there is more than one cat in the house, you have to separate the areas for each animal: each one must have individual feeders, drinkers, litter boxes, and rest areas in different areas. Above all, it is important to have more than one item per animal, especially litter boxes and feeding containers.
  6. Provide elevated areas for observation and rest (stairs, raised platforms, high scrapers, shelves …).
  7. Encourage foraging behavior: preferably wet food as it has more odor and more water. It can hide in certain objects or corners of the house, to stimulate the tracking behavior.
  8. Use of agglomerating or normal sands without aromas.
  9. Avoid excessive manipulation, it must be the cat who decides the degree of contact he wants to have with the owners.
  10. VERY IMPORTANT TO MAINTAIN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE: Always feed him at the same time, freshwater changed daily. Daily cleaning of the sandbox.

If you notice an episode is starting, divert their attention. Throwing a toy at him,
stroking him on another part of the body, offering him a snack of food … any of these suggestions can help slow the process.

Why does my cat vomit? Find out the key reasons here

Why does my cat vomit? Find out the key reasons here

Are you a cat owner wondering why your cat is vomiting? It’s a common question among cat owners.  It’s a major reason for veterinary visits.

Many people having felines as housemates can say they have seen them vomit. Some of them say their cats vomit regularly. Some end up asking questions like “is it normal for my cat to vomit? What does it mean for my cat to vomit?”

In this article, we’ll discuss:

  • Some of the most common causes of vomiting
  • The main diseases that can cause this vomiting in cats.
  • Some of the primary reasons for vomiting in cats:
  • Some of the primary reasons for vomiting in cats are the following:


Felines swallow some amount of hair by grooming.  Long-haired cats are especially susceptible to hairballs.  A vomited hairball usually appears as a thick, wet clump of hair.  This problem is often remedied by giving the cat Laxatone or a bit of vegetable oil in the food.  Consult your vet about this.

However, you should take the kitty to the vet if there is evidence of compulsive grooming and/or hair loss.

Another cause of vomiting is infection or parasites.  Giardiasis is caused by one-celled organisms which live in a cat’s small intestine.  Severity varies; when serious it can lead to weight loss, chronic intermittent diarrhea (often soft & watery and greenish tinged), fatty stool, and vomiting.

Food Toxicity

Foods toxic to cats include onions, garlic, raw eggs, raw meat and bones, chocolate, alcohol & raw dough, dairy products including milk, grapes and raisins, and dog food.

Pancreatitis – Inflammation of the pancreas requiring immediate treatment.

IBD or inflammatory bowel disease and cancer that is most often due to lymphoma.

Hyperthyroidism, a senior cat disease, can cause chronic vomiting. A tumor on the thyroid gland causes the thyroid to produce too much thyroid hormone.  Fortunately, this is usually easily remedied. Treatments may include oral medication or radiation done in a facility specifically for cats.

Chronic Kidney Disease – (CKD) in stages 3 and 4 can also cause vomiting.

In summation, if your cat is vomiting as described, with the exception of the occasional hairball, take your cat to your vet promptly. It is an inflammation of the stomach and intestine that makes them sensitive and can cause vomiting and diarrhea. This disease mainly affects middle-aged and geriatric cats.

Chronic kidney disease Like IBD, chronic kidney disease is quite common in middle-aged cats and especially in geriatrics. It is a kidney failure that makes urine cannot be properly purified and, therefore, ends up producing gastric damage that causes vomiting.

What to do if you find your cat vomiting

The bottom line of this article is, whatever may be the cause of the vomiting, ensure you don’t ignore it.

Cats are very resistant animals and they know how to perfectly hide the signs of sickness. That is why when faced with any behavior other than normal, you must observe the pet and not normalize the situation Of course and, as I have indicated previously, in the face of signs such as vomiting, the indicated thing is ALWAYS to go to a consultation with your trusted veterinarian.

Unbelievable Things You Should Know About Kidney Failure in Cats

Unbelievable Things You Should Know About Kidney Failure in Cats

kidney failure in cats is a disease more common than I would like to recognize, especially in older cats, but can also affect cats of any age.

You already know that I like to keep you informed of the most common cat health problems and I have dedicated efforts to let you know why your cat does not urinate or why it does not use the litter box correctly.

If a while ago I told you about cystitiskidney stones, and urine infections, today is the time to find out what kidney failure in cats consists of .

I want you to know the symptoms to put you on alert and also, how to prevent and control the progression of this ailment that can be fatal for your dear life partner.

What causes kidney failure in cats

Renal failure in cats occurs when one or both kidneys fail. It is not really a disease as such, but rather it is a syndrome that reduces their functionality.

At this point I want you to understand the vital importance of the renal system for the proper functioning of the body , since it is responsible for filtering the blood and eliminating waste through the urine.The usual thing is that when the kidneys begin to fail, they compensate until the damage is so advanced that symptoms derived from the accumulation of toxic substances begin to appear. At this point, if you go to the vet your cat will already be very sick.

This implies that the disease has been developing for a long time, hence it is advisable to perform blood and urine tests once a year in felines from 7 years old.

There are certain factors inherent to the cat and the environment that predispose to chronic kidney disease. For example, aging has been related to difficulties in the kidney’s protective systems, but initial causes such as:

  • Polycystic kidney disease, the most common congenital pathology that affects Persian cats and their crosses.
  • Stones in the upper urinary tract.
  • Chronic viral infections such as leukemia or immunodeficiency.
  • Bacterial pyelonephritis.
  • Renal lymphoma.
  • Unbalanced diets
  • Poisonings
  • Ischemia is a result of reduced blood flow.

Apart from the chronic version of kidney failure in cats, there is also an acute variant that can appear suddenly and is usually due to poisoning or infections. What’s more, an untreated urine infection can progress and damage the kidneys. This type of failure is more likely in young felines.

The veterinarian through a blood and urine test will be able to know the state of the cat’s kidneys. The professional will assess the density of urine and blood, values ​​such as urea, creatinine, and the biomarker SDMA. As an adjunct, ultrasound scans can also be done to determine kidney function and the extent of the damage.

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Stages of kidney failure in cats

This disease can be of greater or lesser severity, and depending on it, an agreement has been reached to classify it into different stages.

According to the IRIS (International Renal Interest Society) classification, there are four stages, each with its own characteristics and specific treatment recommendations.

  • Stage 1: it assumes a creatinine value lower than 1.6, with the SDMA not higher than 18. It implies that there is no azotemia, that is, an increase in certain substances in the urine.
  • Stage 2: creatinine is between 1.6 and 2.8. SDMA is between 18 and 25. There are substances in the urine in a mild form, but without clinical signs. Apparently, the feline is healthy. At this point, it is advisable to start with a specific diet.
  • Stage 3: defined by a creatinine value between 2.9 and 5 and an SDMA between 26 and 38. Azotemia is moderate and at this time some symptoms begin to appear.
  • Stage 4: creatinine reaches a value greater than 5 and SDMA exceeds 38. Azotemia or the presence of substances in the urine is serious.

Symptoms of kidney failure in cats

It is vital to know the symptoms derived from kidney failure. They may go unnoticed at first because they are mild or nonspecific , but I advise you to pay close attention.

To make it easier for you to identify them, I am going to differentiate them according to whether the insufficiency is acute or chronic.

Signs that help detect acute kidney failure :

  • Dehydration You can check this very easily, just take a fold of skin in the area of ​​the withers between your fingers, lift it up and observe how long it takes for the skin to return to its starting position.
  • Depression.
  • Anorexia.
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea.
  • Increase in the amount of urine eliminated or stop urinating, and I can tell you that they have a worse prognosis.
  • Drop-in body temperature.
  • Neurological signs.

If you detect any of these symptoms, I ask you to go immediately to the vet because your cat’s life could be in serious danger.

Clinical signs that may indicate chronic kidney failure and that get worse over time:

  • Increased urine output.
  • Increase in water consumption.
  • Dehydration
  • Vomiting
  • Depression.
  • Anorexia.
  • The bad appearance of the coat.
  • Hypertension
  • Anemia.
  • Weightloss.
  • Weakness.
  • Bad breath.
  • Wounds in the mouth.

How is Kidney Failure Treated in Cats

Treatment is based on medication aimed at controlling symptoms and following specific dietary guidelines.

To treat kidney failure in cats the role of food is FUNDAMENTAL. You must consider it as one more medicine, that is why you have to resort to diets expressly formulated for this pathology.

Another crucial aspect is keeping your furry companion well hydrated, which is why it is recommended to offer wet food. Just so you understand: a dehydrated cat does not eat. If, for example, your feline-only likes feed, you can moisten it or supplement it with a wet diet.

I advise you to follow the guidelines and advice of your veterinarian to the letter since both an excess and a lack of proteins could be harmful, as well as the phosphorus intake that must be controlled.

When a cat suffers from kidney failure, it is normal for him to have a lack of appetite. Here I already advance you that it is much more important that you eat whatever it is (although it is not the most appropriate) before you do not eat anything.

Apart from food, try to always have several points of clean and fresh water throughout the house. If you can, get an automatic fountain, since moving water is very attractive to cats. You can also offer broths and distribute the food in different daily intakes, it is proven that with this routine cats drink more.

If your cat suffers from acute kidney failure, as it is an emergency, the most important thing is to achieve stabilization. In this case, it is usually necessary to admit the feline to a veterinary clinic to be administered fluids and drugs intravenously.

At this point and if you wonder if there are natural treatments for kidney failure in cats, I anticipate that there is no scientific evidence to corroborate it. What professionals recommend in the first place is to follow a diet formulated specifically for this pathology.

Although you can opt for a homemade diet for your cat (which in certain cases may be better tolerated), it is essential that an expert in feline nutrition be the one who designs the right menu for your life partner.

With regard to the treatment of symptoms, there are medications to combat each one. There are also homeopathic solutions, herbs or Bach flowers, but there are no studies to prove their effectiveness. In any case, you can always talk to your trusted veterinarian who will assess the different options.

Does kidney failure in cats have a cure?

It is a treatable disease, but this does not mean that it has a cure. When there has been a loss of functional kidney tissue, the reality is that the damage is irreversible.

When it is diagnosed, it must be clear that the cat will need lifelong treatment and, even if it is under veterinary control, with the passage of time the ailment will continue to evolve.

The life expectancy since renal failure has been diagnosed is around about 2-3 years, but it is very variable depending on the situation of each cat. The important thing at this point is to focus on offering you the best quality of life. Your well-being should come first.

On the other hand, if your cat suffers from acute kidney failure, it could cause immediate death. In these cases, even if the appropriate veterinary treatment is started, felines that do not respond well in 24-48 hours, unfortunately, usually die. However, those who recover after this serious crisis may go on to suffer from chronic kidney failure.

My goal with this post is to inform you, this in NO CASE is a substitute for MEDICAL care, which is VITAL. I advise you that before any symptoms, discomfort, or change of condition, you go to a veterinary professional immediately.

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Unbiased Review on Revolution Topical Solution for Cats by Chewy

Unbiased Review on Revolution Topical Solution for Cats by Chewy

Do you have a feline pet? Has your cat suffered any infectious disease so serious that you thought you were going to lose your four-legged friend? Well, I have and it was definitely an experience to remember. Thanks to an amazing “magical product” from Chewy, my sweet little kitten – Lucy, is still playing around the house and even eating more than ever.

It was on one sunny afternoon in January that I first noticed the presence of a black ‘tarry’ appearance in Lucy’s stool – little did I know it was digested blood then. At first, I ignored that but then I started to notice other unusual symptoms like weight loss and poor hair coat. Then the next symptom – anemia – proved it right that something was definitely wrong with my cat. My cat was also starting to experience itching, especially in her paws, and skin irritation.

I began to panic and quickly placed a call through to my veterinarian and booked an appointment for my kitten.

Does my pet have a feline hookworm infection?

The next morning, I was at the vet clinic with my cat. The vet diagnosed her with hookworm infection through a technique called fecal flotation. He mixed a little amount of my cat’s stool in a special solution, which made the hookworm eggs float atop the solution and stick to a glass slide that had been placed over the top of the solution. Due to the unique appearance of the eggs, the vet could easily identify them under a microscope. “So what’s the way out?” I asked the vet. And he prescribed a simple, safe, and quite inexpensive medication for her treatment: Revolution Topical Solution! I was skeptical at first, especially because I had not purchased a product from Chewy prior to then. I decided to give the anthemic drug a try and after using this deworming medication, all adult hookworms in my cat were killed.

The vet administered a minimum of two treatments, given at 2-3 week intervals, for effective treatment. This helped to kill adults that matured after the first treatment.

With good diagnosis and treatment using Revolution, the prognosis was incredible for a complete recovery from hookworm infection.

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How did I treat her?

Revolution Topical Solution for Cats (5.1-15 lbs, (Blue Box), 6 Doses (6-mos. supply) is a medication that is applied directly to the skin of your furry friend in order to protect your precious pets from biting critters. When applied once every month, Revolution may be effective in the prevention and treatment of hookworms, roundworms, and ear mites. It is equally an excellent solution for protection against fleas and heartworms.

Before commencing this medication, discuss with your veterinarian any other medications your cat is using. It is noteworthy to state that Revolution is not effective against adult D. immitis. This drug should be kept out of reach of children and should be used in animals only!

Pros Of Revolution Topical Solution for Cats

  • Revolution terminates adult fleas and prevents the hatching of flea eggs for one month.
  • It has also been indicated to help prevent and control flea infestations.
  • It is effective in the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis
  • It can be used to treat and control ear mite infestations
  • Last but not least, it is an excellent medication for the treatment and control of intestinal hookworm and roundworm infections in cats.

Cons Of Revolution Topical Solution for Cats

There are only two indicated possible side effects of Revolution:

  • Salivation and;
  • Intermittent vomiting

Comparisons between Revolution Topical Solution and other related products

Unlike most other anthelmintics, Revolution Topical Solution kills the larval stages. Most other drugs are ineffective in terminating the larval stage and this could result in poorer prognosis and extensive treatments for the kittens or cats.

Additional to that, Revolution works as a heartworm preventive drug while also preventing hookworm infection and several other diseases. Other similar medications do not have this multiple treatment functionality.

Also, Revolution is relatively more affordable than other related products. It costs only $130.05 for a box of 6 doses. It is pretty inexpensive for a quality medication that offers a lot for your cat.

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Revolution Topical Solution is a veterinarian-approved parasite prevention product. It is a trusted medication for any of the cat issues mentioned above. I’ve recommended this medication to family and friends who experienced the same or similar conditions with their pets, and they always return with positive remarks and words of appreciation. You can get this product on Chewy and watch your furry friend bounce back with vitality and energy.

P.S: Lucy sends her greetings!