Cat Doors: Happy Cats and Happy Owners

If you have one or more pet cats, then you might want to install one or two or even more cat flaps for both your and your pets’ convenience. Cat flaps are popular because they let you continue doing what you were doing without having to interrupt it just because your cat wants to go out again.

You may need to consider having them fitted by a professional builder or workman, depending on what your door is made of, as it is important to get a good fit, to ensure that the cat door remains water tight, and is fitted in the correct place

Careful with Burglars

When fitting cat flaps it is also important to think about the security of your house, and by careful positioning of the cat flap you will ensure that you do not compromise the security in anyway. That why a lot of people prefer to place cat doors in the lowest part of their doors, which also lets the car get in the house by walking through it, instead of having to jump or climb.

Although of course, nobody expects a burglar to shrink to the size of a cat and use the door to get in, if cat doors were a bit higher, they could try to use them to reach in and go for the handle.

Not Your Cat

By having cat doors in your house you are potentially allowing all the cats in the neighbourhood to come in to your home, which may not be something you are happy with. A simple way to get around this problem is to have a cat flap with a locking system, which identifies the cat by a small tag, added to his collar.

These cat doors normally are locked with the use of a magnet, in such a way that any other cat will not be able to open the door, even if it pushes it, as the magnets will hold it in place.

cat flaps will let your cat come in and out as it pleases without your help. If installed properly, they won’t represent a safety risk. There are even some cat doors that will only open for your cat.

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