Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Southern California
I personally would never leave things up to "luck" or the climate and would use a monthly flea treatment even if you never see a flea in your environment.
Your yard may not have fleas present, but all it would take was for some OTHER critter coming into contact with your cat - a raccoon, a possum, a rat, a mouse, another cat - and if that animal HAD fleas, your cats would likely be bitten. Fleas carry WAY too many diseases - both for humans and cats - for me to feel comfortable not treating an indoor/outdoor cat with something like Revolution.
As an aside, I have a 17-year-old cat who has kidney disease (CRF/CKD) along with a host of other chronic illnesses. I apply Revolution once a month. I have been using Revolution for years and I have never seen a single side effect. My cat is indoor/outdoor, but at her age she rarely wanders and spends most of her time in the garage, where she does not encounter any other critters. However, at my most recent vet checkup (early September), the vet gave her a once-over with the flea comb and found a dead flea! So, even sheltered indoor/outdoor cats can have contact with fleas/flea-bearing animals. I was glad that the flea was dead - shows the Revolution is doing its job!
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