10 July, 2008 at 3:38 pm #18305
I need some help here. Yesterday I ordered Revolution for The Bobster from PetDrugs in Canada, like I usually do. I got a confirmation email back that I had ordered Revolution and they were shipping it out to me. A couple of hours later, I receive another email, thanking me for my order and letting me know that they’re shipping out the Stronghold Blue “(equivalent to Revolution)” to me shortly.
I’ve never heard of Stronghold Blue and checked that I had indeed ordered and paid for Revolution. I sent them an email back telling them I ordered Revolution and that that’s what I wanted orI wanted to change my order. I received an email back now telling me they couldn’t cancel since it’s already shipped. They also told me Revolution doesn’t come in a 3 pack like I had ordered (though I had gotten it before!), only Stronghold Blue does. I looked up Stronghold Blue and it looks exactly like Revolution, just has the different name on it. They said I could ship it back to them after it arrives if I don’t want it.
It seems fishy to me, though, because when I ordered it, I ordered it under the Revolution name and there was even a picture of a three pack of Revolution there. Plus I know Revolution comes in a 3 pack, not just a 6 pack.
What do you all make of this? Am I just being nuts? There are some really cruddy products out there and I want the best for my baby. Has anyone here ever tried this Stronghold stuff?10 July, 2008 at 3:51 pm #246722
PetCareChoice sells the Revolution 3 pack for $32. I haven’t heard of Stronghold Blue. I know they sometimes call it Revolution Blue. I don’t think you are nuts. Perhaps this is a generic version.10 July, 2008 at 3:55 pm #246723
That’s what I figured, but they’re charging me the same price as I would have paid for Revolution!10 July, 2008 at 4:17 pm #246724
Pfizer makes Stronghold. Who makes Revolution?10 July, 2008 at 4:26 pm #246725
According to the Pfizer website they make Revolution but they do not have a listing for Stronghold.10 July, 2008 at 4:28 pm #246726
According to what I can find online, Pfizer makes both.
Here’s another thing: Boss recently gave his little yorkie “Revolution” and she got very, very sick – vomiting, bloody diarreah etc – and a $600 vet bill. Both the vet and Boss and Wife seem to think the Revolution treatment caused this. The vet even encouraged them to contact the makers of Revolution and have them cover the vet bill – the vet is helping them out with it, too!
I haven’t seen Boss today yet, but I’m going to ask him if this “Revolution” he gave his dog was indeed Revolution, because the packaging looks identical, but the name is different.
Anyway, I just find it strange that youcan order something online and then they charge your credit card and senf you something different!10 July, 2008 at 4:31 pm #246727
According to Pfizer Animal Health they do not have a listing for Stronghold for cats.10 July, 2008 at 4:34 pm #246728
The side effects that they list is digestive problems for dogs and temporary hair lose at site of application for cats.10 July, 2008 at 4:35 pm #246729
I just went and looked at it myself, Soxsmom. It seems strange to me. And when I look at revolution, it doesn’t say anything about it also going under the name Stronghold.10 July, 2008 at 4:37 pm #246730
Got the email response finally. Sent one this morning and they said:
The product information provided in this site is intended only for residents of the United States. The products discussed herein may have different product labeling in different countries.
Perhaps that is why you found the product named Stronghold and I didn’t.10 July, 2008 at 4:40 pm #246731
That’s freakin’ scary GD! I don’t think I’d use it and they shouldn’t substitute. It might be the Canadian equivalent but still,that sounds fishy.10 July, 2008 at 4:43 pm #246732
I know this is a completely different product but as far as labeling goes…I know that back east Best Foods mayonnaise is called Hellman’s even though it’s the same exact product. Could this be the same thing for the Revolution?10 July, 2008 at 4:48 pm #246733
deadfleaz.com also sells Revolution and they have it on sale for 25.50 for the 3 pack. Pretty good price.10 July, 2008 at 4:55 pm #246734
Revolution and Stronghold have a same manufacturer and the same effecting medicine (selamectin). Is the concentration same?10 July, 2008 at 4:59 pm #246735
I don’t know Great Dane… If I were you, I think I’d send it back.
My Gavin lost a big clump of hair on his neck from Advantage and every year the hair comes off that spot. I tried Revolution once cause the vet suggested, that it may not bother him, like the Advantage did. Well, not long after all the hair fell out at the same spot.. AGAIN!!! UGH! So, I don’t put anything on him now. At least once a year and sometimes twice, the hair falls out and it gets all itchy and bloody in that spot. The other cats had no problems though.
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