Posted by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn) on 05/12/2016
This, briefly on Revolution:
"What is Revolution?
Revolution is a ... monthly topical medication used to protect your pet from heartworms, fleas, and ear mites. It also protects dogs from ticks and sarcoptic mange .... Revolution ... requires a prescription from your veterinarian. (3 Pack = 3 doses which lasts 3 months.)"
If you are dealing with something contagious, which it appears you are, and the Revolution was effective when you used it, the most likely contagious culprits are fleas and sarcoptic mange [not demodectic mange]. Sarcoptic is itchy and can easily be caught from your pets going outside and messing in squirrel poop - that is how one of mine caught it. And fleas are everywhere.
You said Ted's Mange remedy worked only temporarily- how long did you use it? One dip and it lasted a month or??
I can see you and your friend taking your pack out to an area and picking up something that may have been sprayed on the grass that would cause them to itch, but the cats too? Unlikely, unless your dogs sleep with your cats. So again back to the contagious pest thinking. Hm!
You might try a simple flea trap. Use a small desk lamp on the floor and place a white dish/saucer with water mixed with dish soap underneath the bulb. Place in a pet area or where your pets hang out, and turn it on and leave it on overnight. Check in the morning and see what you have caught.
Please report back!