It’s generally safer to keep your cat inside so it can’t get hit by a car or attacked by a dog. However, some indoor cats eventually find a way to squirm outside and escape. Here’s what you can do to stop that.

First, provide a stimulating indoor environment with plenty of toys. Also don’t shower your cat with attention near the door or else the cat may associate the door with all the good things in life and get curious on what’s on the other side.

Second, consider leash training your cat or building a catio so your cat can roam around outside without being outside. The more ways you can think of to keep your cat amused, the less money and time you’ll have for yourself, but as long as your cat is happy and safe, who cares about what you want out of life? Your cat probably doesn’t.

To read about how to keep your cat indoors, click here.