Dog Revolution dosage for cats? Found the answer!
Does anyone know the correct dosage per pound for canine Revolution used on cats? My old vet used to use this method for cats when people brought them in for one in-clinic treatment and he gave me the dosage chart at one time but I've since lost it. I'm pretty sure it is 0.4ml for 2-4kg but I thought I'd ask in case anyone else knows. :)
Using Revolution for Dogs dosed for Cats
I use the following dosage chart, which was reviewed by several Vets. I use the 120 mg/ml 6mg/kg concentration, which is in the 40 to 85 lb solution. Run these by your Veterinarian as well. I pour the liquid from single dose tubes into a tinted bottle for storage and apply the proper dosage using a 1 ml (cc) syringe (no needle, of course) as you normally would (i.e. part fur at base of neck and apply liquid).
REVOLUTION DOSES FOR CATS 120 MG/ML 6 MG/KG
0.5 LB / 8 OZ 0.01 ML
1 LB 0.02 ML
1.5 LB / 23 OZ 0.03 ML
2 LB 0.05 ML
3 LB 0.07 ML
4 LB 0.09 ML
5 LB 0.11 ML
6 LB 0.14 ML
7 LB 0.16 ML
8 LB 0.18 ML
9 LB 0.21 ML
10 LB 0.23 ML
11 LB 0.25 ML
12 LB 0.27 ML
13 LB 0.30 ML
14 LB 0.32 ML
Update - additional information
I use the above table to dose multiple cats. When dosing multiple cats, I suggest you have more than one syringe available. The Revolution solution will erode (fade) the ink off of the syringe, making it difficult to get accurate readings on smaller doses. Dispose of all syringes when done dosing your cats. Do not store them or wash them off for re-use.
Originally Posted by LMC
LMC where did that 6 come from
I admit to using an antihistamine that has my brain fogged, but I am missing where the 6 (mg/kg) came from at the top of your chart. I didn't flunk any math that I know of!
Do you happen to know the appropriate numbers for the Plum 85.1 - 130 pound dog version?
Also, my cats of varying weights, all get 1 tube from the cat Blue box. I like that we can better determine the best dose (by specific pounds), but since all of mine are getting 1 full tube as though they were all 15 pounds, how do you know for sure that limiting the dosage "is enough"? I'd like to not use anything that they don't need, but I don't want to short them and end up with heart worms.
Also are you rounding up or down to the next full pound?
I just went to vet and asked about this....
Well, I just returned from the vet....
He said, YES, you can use dog Revolution on cats, but you adjust the dosage.. This chart is ONLY for the 85-139 lb dog size of the Revolution.
This is the correct dosage for the size Revolution I bought per the vet.
For all adult cats that weigh 5-15 lbs, use .3cc.
For all adult cats that weight 1-5 lbs, use .12cc.
If I am using large dog Revolution and want to measure it for my small dogs:
for dogs that weigh 5-10 lbs, use .25cc
for dogs that weigh 10-20 lbs, use .5 cc
I trust my vet! I bought syringes (the long ones) from his office and also bought 6 months of Revolution in the 85-139 lb size for my dogs and cats. It's enough for quite a few months for all my animals. Also, just for info, I also bought some Profender. He advised to NOT use this on the same day I use the Revolution. Use one one day and then the other the next day. He also said to put the profender at the very base of the skull as they can't lick it.