What To Look For in a Cat Door

When you install a cat door in your home, you are giving your furry companion one of the greatest gifts a pet owner can give their cat; the freedom to come and go as they please. The ability to leave the house at your cats' leisure promotes exercise and keeps them happy as they explore the outdoors. Unfortunately, when you start looking at cat doors, you can quickly become flustered with the different options that are available.

In the old days, Dad would simply take a jigsaw and butcher a backdoor and attach a thin flap of material so that Whiskers could leave without pawing at the door. Luckily, some trusted pet brands have stepped up to the plate and developed a full line of cat doors and flaps for pet owners.

When looking for a cat door, you need to be aware of the different styles and functions of the various models of cat doors. Also, you need to consider the type of door you own and if it will work.

Checking Out The Different Types of Cat Doors

Just like everything else on the pet market, there are tons of options for anyone who is looking for the perfect product for their cat, however to find the perfect cat door, you need to know what will work best for your home. A pet door that was designed for large breed dogs will not be of very much use for your Himalayan. Luckily, we took the time to go over some of the most popular types of cat doors. Check them out below:

  • 4 Way Magnetic Locking Cat Flap: One of the biggest downsides with cat doors and flaps is that they can leave your home vulnerable to critters like raccoons, squirrels or even other neighborhood pets. Luckily Staywell has created a way to only let your pets inside your home. The 4 Way Locking Cat Flap uses a magnetized collar key to open or close the lock on the flap, ensuring that only your cat has access to your home. Note - these flaps do not work with steel doors.

  • Thermo Sash Window Mount: For some homes it doesn't look aesthetically pleasing to install a cat door, especially if you have invested in an expensive entrance way. Now, the Thermo Sash can allow you to use a cat flap without a door. Simply install the draft-stopping cat flap inside a window to let your cat have the freedom of a cat door, without ever fiddling with your doorway.

As you can see, there are many different types and styles of pet doors on the market, but their purpose remains the same. By allowing your feline friend to explore the outdoors, you are allowing them a great peace of mind and allowing them to sharpen their instinctual skills. If your cat is looking out windows, pawing at front doors or trying to make a daring escape, then it may be time to start thinking about which cat door will be the next addition to your home.

If you're still unsure about which cat door is right for your pet, be sure to ask the pet experts at PetStreetMall.com by calling 800-957-5753. The animal lovers are more than happy to answer any questions about any of the pet products that we carry in our catalogue.

By Sean Bowes
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