Throughout history, cats and dogs have had a wonderful and symbiotic relationship with people and they do require monthly attention to treat fleas and ticks routinely. Their presence assisted in keeping rodent populations down, guarding our properties and that catapulted into healthier conditions for both pets and people because all pets need full attention to treat fleas and ticks for their health. But we are now in a social situation that is indicative to paying attention to their needs and there is no longer a reason to allow cats and dogs to roam freely and being in danger of the outdoors environment. Pet parents need to treat fleas and ticks monthly, a routine you can't afford not to pay attention to.
There are some that argue that it is incredibly difficult to keep dogs and cats indoors but all pets still need to treat fleas and ticks by their owner. For anyone that has gone through the process of retraining, you know that it is indeed a challenge. The first step is to have your pet registered with an electronic digital ‘chip’. The second step is to have a break-away collar for your pets that have an ID tag. The next and most trying step is to train everyone in the house to be aware of your pets and his/her desire to want to go outside and keep them from escaping. All pets owners need to treat fleas and ticks throughout the live cycle of the pet. And this applies even when their indoors most of the time. They do go out side on a lease and that makes them susceptible to fleas and ticks.
If you set up your house, apartment or condo with enough fun, toys and challenges, it may take a few months, but your pets will eventually begin to want to go outside less and besides, all pets still need to be attended to, including to treat fleas and ticks monthly. There are also newer styled ‘window boxes’ that can be attached as perches for your kitty so that they can observe the outdoors while still remaining safe. All pet owners can't afford not to treat fleas and ticks for their loved ones.