Have you found yourself in a moment of concern as you watch your beloved feline companion curiously licking off a dose of Revolution Plus? You’re not alone. The safety of our pets is a top priority, and when unexpected scenarios like this arise, it’s natural to worry.
But fear not! Understanding the implications and knowing how to respond in such a situation is vital. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the often-raised query: What happens if my cat licks Revolution Plus? From potential risks to immediate steps you can take, we’ll navigate through this common worry, providing you with clarity, reassurance, and actionable advice to ensure your cat’s well-being.
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What if My Cat Licks Revolution Plus?
If your cat licks Revolution Plus, they might experience temporary reactions due to its taste, such as excessive salivation, foaming at the mouth, nausea, or vomiting. However, rest assured that safety studies have shown that accidental oral ingestion typically only leads to these mild symptoms, triggered by the product’s flavor, not systemic toxicity. It’s advisable to consult your vet if you observe any concerning reactions in your cat after exposure to Revolution Plus.
What Should I Do if My Cat Licked Revolution?
Luckily, according to the Pet Poison Helpline, the treatment for such a case is pretty simple. They suggest giving your kitty a tasty snack, such as tuna, and having them drink water.
How Long Does Revolution Take to Dry?
After two hours, you can cuddle up with your furry bud and even shower them. Revolution is a quick-drying product that is also waterproof after 2 hours of application.
Frequently Asked: Why is my cat chewing on nothing and purring?
How to Prevent Your Cat From Licking Revolution
To begin, make sure you’re applying it the right way:
- Hold your cat firmly.
- Part her fur at the base of her neck (don’t apply when the haircoat is wet).
- Glide it along visible skin (don’t apply to broken skin as it contains alcohol).
It’s advisable to place a collar/cone after applying Revolution to limit their access to it. Also, if you have more than one cat in the house, keep them separated, so they don’t lick it off each other.
And it’s always best to be cautious and proactive. If you don’t have a collar, attempt to keep your furball from licking it until the product has completely dried. When it’s dry, it should not cause the same reaction when licked. So, make sure you have her favorite toy on hand!
Can You touch Your cat after applying Revolution Plus?
Yes, it’s generally safe to touch your cat after applying Revolution Plus. However, allow time for the medication to dry thoroughly, typically a few hours, before extensive interaction.
Does Revolution Affect Humans?
Revolution contains isopropyl alcohol. So you should use caution when applying it to your cat. Immediately wash your hands and rinse with soap and water if it gets on your skin.
Individuals have reported itching, hives, and skin redness on rare occasions. If you’re hypersensitive to Revolution, you should be extra cautious or delegate this task to your veterinarian.
When it comes to fleas, make sure you:
- Comb your furball with a fine-toothed metal flea comb. Before using flea treatments to see if you need one, and after using flea treatments to see how far they’ve come.
Don’t forget to dip the comb immediately after usage in a mixture of warm water and a detergent to kill the fleas.
- Clean your house on a regular basis. Believe it or not, this helps a lot with the defleaing process. A female flea can lay a large number of eggs per day, and they can easily find their way to carpets and furniture.
That’s why you should vacuum thoroughly. Try to reach every corner of your home and furniture, especially in areas where Mr. Fluffers sheds a lot of hair.
If your kitten licked Revolution, or if you see someone asking, “what if my cat licks Revolution?” You now have a good idea of what to do and how to act.
It’s normal for your cat to try to lick Revolution. And if they do, don’t freak out at the sight of them foaming from their mouths; it’s them reacting to its bitter taste.
In case of noticing any alarming symptoms, please call your veterinarian.
I’ve been living with cats since 2008 and I can confidently say I have more feline friends than humans lol. I currently live with 5 cats in different life stages; two of them are less than one year old, one is 2-ish years old and the oldest two are 9-ish years old. I’ve developed a strong bond with cats over the years and I’m eager to share my experience through this blog. You can learn more about my cats here.