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Pet doors for dogs and cats give you and your pet more freedom and independence.
The same consideration is true for the inside wall. Drywall is easy to patch, but wood paneling may not be. If the wall is thicker than about 8" (not very common but it happens) the selection of "self-framing" pet doors diminishes greatly. If the wall is thicker than 16" there are no "self-framing" options except for a few cat-sized pet doors.
Cats like being able to see where they’re going, so transparent flaps make them feel safer using the door. Soft door flaps drag along your cat’s back when she’s going through the door. Hard flaps are easier for cats to push through and don’t touch their backs as much. Cats also have proportionally wider bodies than dogs. Standard pet doors tend to be tall and narrow, while cat doors are wider and more square.
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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. If you're not happy about the prospect of an electronic pet door--after all, they do fail more frequently that manual pet doors do, then consider an Endura Flap pet door. While the Endura Flap pet doors are commonly used by cats, there are things you can do to change that. First, get the double flap version. It's less accessible for a small animal than is the single. Then, for the small and medium sizes, add a magnet set to the single set supplied and move the two sets to the outside edges of the flap. Do this for both flaps. Finally, replace the pvc threshold with a metal one on both flaps. For the Large and XLarge, you already have two magnet sets so just reposition them from the standard center location to the outside edges. Then add the metal threshold. That metal threshold, by the way, will produce an approximate 50% increase the the magnetic pulling power on the flap. Combine those steps with the squirt gun idea and we think you're cat is going to be staying inside.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! Our electronic pet doors can be used with dogs and cats of all sizes. With an additional door key for each pet, you can program up to 5 pets for the SmartDoor, up to 20 pets for the Passport Pet Door, and an unlimited number of pets for the Magnetic Cat Door.