If you’re looking for the ideal pet door for your cat and don’t know where to start, you have come to the right place! We know how trying to find the right cat flap or cat door alternative can be tricky so we’ve put together this cat door buying guide to help you choose.
The first thing to consider when choosing the cat door, is where you will be placing it. This is not a huge consideration when using flexible cat door alternatives such as our very own PetLatch. However, for your traditional cat doors where installation is permanent, you will need to ascertain where you will be installing it – which means what type of door you are installing the cat door into and whether you will be installing the pet door yourself? Two other important things to consider when choosing where to place your pet door are:
If you are installing the cat flap yourself and want to save on professional help, then you would want to install your cat flap into a wooden door or use a window or door latch. The former will require less DIY know-how than other cat flaps and the latter doesn’t need almost any DIY know-how at all.
If your cat has been using a window as pet access, changing over to a cat flap may cause some adjustment issues. If your concern is that you don’t want to leave a window unlocked for safety and security reasons, but your cat is happy, then why not opt for a lockable window latch? This will mean no re-training and radically reduced security threats.
Once you have decided on where your pet access will go, choose a type of cat flap that suites your budget, the door and size specifications. Measure the area beforehand to make sure the cat flap will fit, and take into consideration the material of the door.
Once you know where the cat flap is being placed, what space you have, your budget and the material you are working with, the final step is to choose a pet door type. Here is a breakdown of each cat door to help you decide.
This cat door is a two-way door, that allows your cat to come and go as it pleases. These are permanent installations, and in the case of a cat door for sliding glass door or patio pet doors, some professional outside help may be required for fitting. There are a variety of cat flap types including the cheaper lockable cat flaps (which allow you to stop a cat from coming or going) and your high-end cat flaps that only allow access to your pet only via various technologies. These include Infrared cat flaps, magnetic cat doors and microchipped cat flaps, and are great – if you have the budget. Especially for neighborhoods with a lot of other wondering cats.
Lockable latches for windows and doors such as PetLatch, allow you to keep windows and doors open but locked. This is awesome for ventilation and residential security. It also means very little installation time and know-how, and is a far cheaper cat door alternative for people who need the cat flap placement with a little more flexibility.
We hope these three steps will make it easier for you to choose your pet door and cat flap. If you have some more tips to add, we would love to hear from you, please email Steve on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet access has never been this easy.
PetLatch™ for cats is an adjustable lockable latch that allows you to turn any window or door into a cat flap. With PetLatch™ for cats you can leave any window or door open but locked! Whatever it’s made of and whichever way it opens.
Adjustable between 3.5” and 6.7” it’s an ideal and less expensive alternative to a cat flap or any other pet door. Made from C304 stainless steel your PetLatch™ comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Pet access has never been this easy.
PetLatch™ for dogs is simply an adjustable lockable latch that allows you to turn any door into a dog door. With PetLatch™ for dogs you can leave any door open but locked! Whatever it’s made of and whichever way it opens.
Adjustable between 5.7” and 9” it’s an ideal and less expensive alternative to a doggy door. Made from C304 stainless steel, your PetLatch™ comes with a lifetime guarantee.