Revolution vs Sentinel Spectrum

Hi, it’s Chip the Wonder Dog here with another comparison so you can find out what is best, Revolution or Sentinel Spectrum for Dogs. Both are very popular medications, and both ensure that your pet never gets heartworm disease, but they both offer additional protection too, so let’s get on with the comparison shall we?

ChipSentinel vs Revolution

The great news is that whatever you do decide to buy you can now get them both without having to send in a prescription. The supplier takes care of all the hard work for you, just supply your pets name and the phone number for the Vet, and they get the RX for you by calling the Vet.

We love this as it saves time and money. See below to buy for the best prices online, and with ease.

Price Comparisons

If you use the links above you can see the current best prices from the suppliers, but you will find that normally Revolution is a little cheaper than Sentinel, but with a minimal difference other factors are going to decide what we actually buy.

Active Ingredients

The active ingredients in Sentinel are Praziquantel milbemycin oxime and lufenuron. And Revolution contains only Selamectin. So for those wishing to limit the number of chemicals used on animals then Revolution definitely comes out the winner. But what about the level of protectiojn offered?

Protection Given

Each offers different levels of protection and for different problems, so let’s see who comes out on top.

revolution for dogs no prescriptionRevolution

  1. Prevents heartworm disease
  2. Kills adult Fleas
  3. Prevents flea eggs hatching
  4. Controls and will treat ear mite infections
  5. Treats sarcoptic mange
  6. Kills and protects against ticks

Sentinel without prescriptionSentinel Spectrum

  1. Heartworm disease
  2. Adult hookworms
  3. Adult roundworms
  4. Whipworms
  5. Tapeworms
  6. Prevent flea egg development

Both very effectively ensure that heartworm disease is not an issue, but then they differ quite a lot. For total protection against fleas, the main reason why people want additional protection, then Revolution comes out on top. Although Sentinel will stop flea eggs developing so will break the life-cycle it does not kill adult fleas.

But for effectively treating for intestinal worm issues then Sentinel is the product of choice.

What you buy really comes down to whether or not you want extra protection against intestinal worms or complete flea protection.

Let’s put all of this into a handy chart for you to refer to.

My Cool Chart Comparing Revolution and Sentinel Spectrum

Treatment and featuresSentinel SpectrumRevolution
Treatment and featuresSentinel SpectrumRevolution
Treats and controls roundwormsYesNo
Treats and controls hookwormsYesNo
Treats and controls tapewormsYesNo
Treats for ticksNoYes
Treats for fleasNoYes
Controls flea eggsYesYes
Guards against heartwormsYesYes
Treats and controls ear mitesNoYes
Treats and controls whipwormsYesNo
Treats for mangeNoYes


Hopefully the chart will give a clearer picture of just what the benefit of each product is.


So, which is best, Revolution or Sentinel Spectrum?

Well, from a medicating point of view Sentinel is easier as it comes in a nice chewable tablet. Revolution is applied topically and takes longer. But the main difference is that Revolution is for heartworms and fleas and ticks, whilst Sentinel is for heartworms and intestinal worms, that is the deciding factor really.

Use the medication that gives the protection you want, and always remember never to use in conjunction with other medications that also treat for the same issues.

I hope this guide has been of some help to you, and if you have any question please feel free to ask.



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