How to Choose the Best Cat Door
There are many factors to consider when choosing a cat-door. A cat door’s weight should be considered along with the cat’s size and locking mechanism. A cat or kitten should be able to easily enter and exit the door.
Another important factor is where the cats live. Some owners would prefer their cat to roam freely in their backyards or front yards, while others will confine them to large patios. There are many reasons why owners don’t want their cat to be on the street.
Moore Pet Supplies Cat Doors For Doors offers the most extensive selection of cat door models. Here you’ll find electronic, manual, insulated, as well as utility models. Each model can be used with a variety of door thicknesses.
As an example, take a look at the Cat Mate Microchip Cat Flap. It has been made to last and is simple enough to be durable. If your cat does not have a chip or microchip, the flap will register that information. A brush seal guarantees you excellent insulation.
Some models can be easily modified to fit into a wall by adding tunnel extensions. You can refine your search by browsing our other sections. These sections will help you narrow down your options based on what function you are looking for or where you would like to install your cat door.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Doggie Door?
The consumer market for pet doors has increased over the past decade from the traditional dog or cat door that has a hanging flap. In the past, models were simplistic and functional to a fault. They rarely had features that would provide a quality seal or flexibility of control. Competition was minimal between manufacturers, as well as, limited in regard to consumer choice. It was a rarity to find a pet door in any brick and mortar store locally , and still a more rare find to discover that if there was a unit available, that it was the correct size or install variety that the customer desired. As mentioned over the last decade we see more types and varieties offered for the general buying public. With the development of the competitive market, the landscape had another detrimental affect as a result of this new competition; repetition and duplication of design.
Types of Doggie Door?
Pet Doors can be broken into specific categories when it comes to types. Flexible Flap versions, rigid or hard flap models, and automatic models that open when the pet approaches. By far the most popular and effective style is the flexible flap version. There are several reasons that this design is not only the most effective, but also the better choice for most breeds of pets. Rigid Flap pet doors also consist of a interior and exterior frame assembly, but instead of a flexible flap, they utilize rigid flaps. Rigid or hard flaps can be beneficial for certain scenarios, but the effectiveness of them largely depends on the material used in their construction. Dog Kennel doors are an example of rigid flap door use. Often kennel facility owners want to be able to use a pet door to minimize energy costs. Rigid flap doors are a common solution for these environments. For some, the pet door must be chew proof, as they may house dogs with destructive behavior. Other facilities choose flexible flap versions because they typically are easier for the dogs to use and will provide a better weather seal. Rigid flap doors for general residential use are not as popular. As a rule, flexible flap doors are easier to use for dogs of any size as well as cats. Rigid flap varieties generally have weight to the flap that is often an irritant to a pets back and may cause them to shy away from using the pet door. Automatic or electronic doors are the third general type of model offered. Electronic doors are triggered through a variety of methods, and the opening action can vary as well. These doors are described in more detail below.
Flexible Flap Cat Door?
The flexible flap version usually consists of two frames, interior and exterior. Typically (For reasons that are illogical to nearly every consumer), the flap is attached to the interior frame. Most often a panel slides in from the top into a housing built into the interior frame to lock off the unit when it is advantageous to keep the pet indoors or outside. This simple basic version, accounts for 85% of the products offered today. There are basically two versions of flexible flap doors; single and dual flap models. The single flap pet door, as mentioned previously, typically has the flap attached to the interior frame. This sometimes causes a problem from a weather protection stand point. Higher quality models feature the flexible flap on the exterior side of the door unit. This provides for better weather protection in regard to rain and wind. When the flap in mounted on the exterior, the inside of the frame assembly is protected. Dual flap pet doors feature a flexible flap on the interior and the exterior side of each frame holds a flap. The dual flap versions are the most common and have the higher customer satisfaction rate as they also insulate the pet opening. They are also more resistant to outside weather such as wind, rain and snow. There are several models available on the market with varying degrees of effectiveness. For comparative review, the MaxSeal Pet Door manufactured by Security Boss is considered to be the dominate leader in quality and design when it comes to insulating, weather sealing and security when compared to all models on the market.
Electronic Doggie Door Security
An electronic unit is thought by many to be more ‘safe’ that other versions or models of pet doors. This is a huge myth. Electronic pet doors control the access of pets, they are not designed to be a deterrent to criminal behavior. If the main the reason for an electronic pet door is criminal protection, then you are much better off choosing a pet door with a beefy and strong security panel that you manually lock off the pet door. Be aware that 99% of pet doors with a slide in locking panel are not considered to be ‘safe’ for this concern. There is only one model on the market that features a strong enough security panel to deter criminal behavior, the MaxSeal by Security Boss. All of the MaxSeal Pet door models include a half inch insulated, rugged, baseball bat proof locking panel. There are the only pet door we have found that would enable a customer to go on vacation, leaving their home vacant, without the worry of access through the pet door into the home. All other models have a thin plastic or tin locking panel that can give way with a solid kick. Given some of these electronic parameters, one should consider if they really indeed need an electronic pet door.
Determine the Type of Doggie Door you require
You will see that pet doors are basically broken down into two major classes of doors. That would be Manual (Flap design) or Electronic (Controlled access). The Manual pet doors (Specifically the dual flap doors) are your better sealing and insulating pet doors. Single flap doors are used in situations where an insulating effect is not warranted. Electronic Pet doors control the access of pets and in a few doors are designed to keep out other animals. Pay close attention to the notes and descriptions we have on these doors as this controlling action does vary. Most dog owners find that they do not have issues with other animals that enter a pet opening. Dogs in particular are territorial and do not entertain sharing their pet door. All doors will lock or have a slide in security locking panel to close off the pet opening. Most will lock off the dog door at night or when away.
Doggie Door – Finding A Discount
Cat Doors for Walls Cat Doors For Walls can be models that include or have an option of a tunnel that lines your pet opening through your wall thickness. Customers with cats most often use these models.
You will find features designed for cats, such as the common 4-Way locking feature. This allows you set the door manually to ensure that your cat does not leave the house once they enter. This feature is found on many electronic pet doors.
Electronic Cat Doors serve the same purpose of controlling pets’ access to and from the house. Electronic doors can regulate pets and keep out other nuisance animals. When shopping for access control, it is important to consider which type will be most appropriate for your particular situation.
The Entry Access (One-way) works well for keeping most animals out. You will need a Raccoon proof door if you have ever had a problem with Raccoons in your home.
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Doggie Door – Finding The Best Company
Cat Doors For Windows come in two styles, sash-style and side-sliding. These inserts for pet doors are made from heavy-duty aluminum frames with safety glass. These models let you choose the best cat doors.
Consider the Rotary 4-Way Sash Window Cat Door. You have the option to choose where the door should be placed and what adjustment range you want, depending on which cats are involved. You can choose the door placement and adjustment range depending on your cats? The lock’s four-way design can be adjusted to allow access or exits. Additionally, it has notches that prevent intruders bringing it down. Maximum visibility can be achieved with the plastic flap.
Doggie Door- Finding A Pro
Patio Pet Doors are narrow inserts that are aluminum, or vinyl frames with the top having glass and the pet door at the bottom. These inserts fit in the channel of your slider. Customers will usually open their sliding doors. These inserts can be installed on either the right or left side of the opening. The unit will allow the customer to slide their sliding door open and close.
The Insulated Patio Door Cat Door is made to seal against any weather conditions. These doors are easy to erect and remove for small cats. Use them when indoor felines need patio space.
Patio inserts can be made with either a double pane or single pane of glass. The bottom section of a pet door can have one or more types.
Find Your Ideal Doggie Door
Moore Pet Supplies wants to make sure you have the right exterior and interior doors for your cats. No matter if you are looking for energy efficiency or insulation, we can assure pet parents that we will be able to meet your Pet parents can feel confident knowing that we are ready to help with any questions or concerns.
Contact us today to get started. Moore Pet Supplies will outfit your house with the best cat door that suits you and your cats. Let us assist you in making the selections.
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Cat doors are divided into five groups: models for doors; models for walls; electronic models; and units for use in windows and doors that have no glass. You will see that there will be several models in different categories. We hope that this will enable you to select the right unit depending on the location and function of your door. We are available to help you with any questions.