Ask the Vet: Treat Cat to Outdoor Adventure With Cat-Safe Enclosure

Q: Monty, our indoor cat, often tries to escape from the house. We know he’s safer inside, where he won’t be attacked by another animal or hit by a car, but he’s determined to explore outside. Is there some way we can let him venture outdoors safely? A: One way is to take him for a stroll with you. Fit him with a cat harness and a thin leash, and invite him to accompany you on your walks. If you want to give Monty the full experience, there are a few ways to offer him an independent but safe outdoor adventure. One is to get him a mesh cat tent. They’re available in a variety of sizes and styles, and they’re easy to put up and take down. Or, build Monty a “catio.” You can attach it to your home like a screened porch, or you can install a cat …