Revolution Dosage For Dogs: Uses, Benefits & Side Effects

The recommended dosage of Revolution (selamectin) for dogs to treat flea infestations and prevent heartworm disease is 2.7 mg per pound (6 mg/kg) of body weight. This topical parasiticide is recommended for use in dogs 6 weeks of age and older.

  • Ideal Dose: 2.7 mg/lb (6 mg/kg)
  • Uses:  Kills adult fleas and prevents flea eggs from hatching for one month.
  • FDA Approved: Yes.
  • Variants:  Ready to use solution in single dose tubes.
  • Storage & Handling: Room Temperature
  • Administration: As Need

Disclaimer: Self-medication can be hazardous. Please consult your veterinarian for personalized guidance on the appropriate dosage for your furry friend’s specific condition.

As pet owners, ensuring the health and well-being of our beloved dogs is a top priority. One crucial aspect of pet care involves protecting our furry friends from pesky parasites that pose serious health risks.

Revolution, a popular topical parasiticide, offers a convenient solution for preventing and treating various parasites in canines.

However, determining the correct Revolution dosage for your canine companion is essential to ensure its effectiveness and safety.

This comprehensive guide delves into everything you need to know about Revolution dosage for dogs, helping you make informed decisions to keep your pet parasite-free and thriving.

Revolution (selamectin) Topical Parasiticide is available as a ready-to-use solution in single-dose tubes. The medication in each tube is formulated to provide a minimum of 2.7 mg per pound (6 mg per kilogram) of body weight of selamectin.

There are six different strength variations of the Revolution package available, which can be used based on the dog’s body weight.

Dogs (lb)Revolution Package ColorSelamectin mg per tubePotency
Administered volume (mL)
 Up to 5 Mauve 15 mg 60 0.25
 5.1–10 Purple 30 mg 120 0.25
 10.1–20 Brown 60 mg 120 0.5  
 20.1–40 Red 120 mg   120 1.0  
 40.1–85 Teal 240 mg   120 2.0  
 85.1–130 Plum 360 mg   120 3.0  
  • Flea control (kills adult fleas and prevents flea eggs from hatching)
  • Heartworm prevention (kills immature heartworm larvae)
  • Treatment for ear mites (kills adult mites and eggs)
  • Treatment for sarcoptic mange (kills mites causing scabies)
  • Some efficacy against intestinal parasites like hookworms and roundworms
  • Skin irritation at the application site
  • Hair loss or thinning at the application site
  • Mild and temporary itching or discomfort
  • Digestive upset, including vomiting or diarrhea
  • Drooling or excessive salivation
  • Lethargy or weakness
  • Behavioral changes, such as hyperactivity or depression

Canines with the following health issues should not take REVOLUTION® without veterinary recommendations.

  • Dogs allergic or hypersensitive to selamectin or its ingredients
  • Sick, debilitated, or underweight dogs
  • Puppies younger than 6 weeks old
  • Dogs with a history of neurological disorders
  • Pregnant or lactating dogs (unless directed by a veterinarian)
REVOLUTION® Dosage Chart For Dogs

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