Dog Doors | Electronic SmartDoors for Dogs & Cats | PetSafe

Larger in size than our cat flaps, the pet door is designed for large cats and small dogs
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Give your favorite felines the ability to come and go as they please. This cat door is generously sized for large cats or even small dogs up to 25 pounds. The 4-Way lock allows you to choose from four access options to control your pet’s access in and out of your home: open, locked, in-only or out-only. Open allows entry or exit; Locked does not allow entry or exit; In Only allows entry but no exit; and Out Only allows exit but no entry.
Intruder animals can't get inThe pet door remains locked for unwelcome cats and wildlife
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Consider the safety of your home. Though it’s not as big a problem with a cat-size door, larger pet doors can provide easy access to your home by burglars. You can minimize the risk by making sure the door isn’t visible from the street or alley by anyone looking into your yard. You can also build an L-shaped chute to make it more difficult for a person to get to and through the pet door. Intruder animals can't get inThe pet door remains locked for unwelcome cats and wildlife
Photo provided by FlickrLarger in size than our cat flaps, the pet door is designed for large cats and small dogs
Photo provided by FlickrLarger in size than our cat flaps, the pet door is designed for large cats and small dogs
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There is nothing wrong with getting a small size dog door for your cat if you want them to have a bit more room. Something you’ll want to consider when getting larger pet doors for your cat is that the flap might be heavier and therefore more challenging for your cat to push open. Some cats get along just fine with even large dog doors, but others are more timid and will refuse to use them! In some cases, the cat might be able to be trained to use the bigger doggie door, but sometimes it simply will not work out.We know that Ideal Pets come in all shapes and sizes, so we offer products that fit your family’s needs. This large cat door is specially designed for cats weighing up to 25 pounds.Where can you install your cat door? Cat doors can go many places that dog doors cannot! Cats are much more agile than dogs, so usually all sash (up and down closing) windows are safe bets for cat doors! Usually if you need to add something, it will just be a step on one or both sides and the cat can jump the rest of the way. Though maybe not for the most timid of cats, the Endura Flap in the Thermo Sash 3e is a great option as the Endura Flap is flexible, which can be more favorable for pets, and the entire unit is extremely weather-proof compared to similar products on the market. There is also the option to have the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door in the Thermo Sash, which is perfect for homes where intruder animals are a concern! The SureFlap Microchip Pet Door can use a collar key OR your cat’s already embedded microchip to grant access to only the cats you choose to allow inside. No more neighbor cats or other critters!The most important step in installing a pet door is cutting the right size hole in the door. Just to be safe, we recommend taking the following measurements twice.

Cats and dogs vary greatly in size. Make sure you purchase the proper door size for your pet. Pet doors come in sizes ranging from 5 inches by 8 inches to 13 inches by 23 inches. The opening width should be 2 inches wider than the widest part of your pet. The opening height should be 2 inches taller than the length from the top of the shoulders to the chest, just behind the front legs.That’s so cool that cats can squeeze into smaller spaces like that. It definitely seems like getting a pet door for cats raises different concerns than picking a dog door! There are too many risks involved to allow cats or dogs to roam outside unsupervised. Where I live in North Texas, coyotes come right up on the back patio and would love to munch my Karma-Kat or Seren-Kitty. But if partnered with a safe area, a pet door offers lots of convenience for pet parents and their cats, especially when you aren't home to do door duty.