Cat Doors 101: Three Reasons to Get One

A dog door might seem like an obvious purchase for anyone with a new furry friend. However, if you’re more into feline friends and have a curious cat that likes to be outside, or needs access to parts of the house you would otherwise like to keep behind closed doors, it might be time to consider a cat door.

There are some arguments against letting your cat outside, however, some cats are more curious and adventurous than others and thrive with some time outside. But, outside access isn’t the only reason you should consider buying a cat door for your cat. Here are three reasons we think cat doors are useful and why purchasing one should be on your to-do list.

1 – Cat Doors Hide The Litter Box!

One of the harder, and smellier, elements of owning a cat is the fact that their litter box usually has to be inside, and, let’s be honest, isn’t cleaned as often as maybe it should be. As great as some of the odor-masking litters are, or the automatic boxes that clear away waste as soon as your cat leaves it behind, there is always that lingering litter box smell.

A cat door allows you to keep your cat’s litter box locked away, out of sight and out of smell, while still giving them access. A small wall model cat door through an interior wall in your home is the perfect option to give your cat access to virtually any room, while allowing you to keep the people door to that room shut. 

This is advantageous in more situations than just the litter box room. If your cat’s favorite nap spot is tucked away in a closet or in another part of the house you try to keep closed off in order to save money on your heat or AC bill, a cat door still gives them the opportunity to get to their favorite spot. You save money, and your cat still gets in their nap.

2 – Give Access to a “Catio”

Two cats enjoying a catioSome cats are shy and prefer to stay indoors. Others are more adventurous and long to be outside. If you find yourself with a curious cat, but are too nervous to give them full access outside, consider a cat door that leads to their very own catio.

A catio is an enclosure outside that gives your cat the fresh air access they crave, while keeping them safe. These catios can be as big or as small as your cat is comfortable with, and a cat door can lead them straight to it.

There are several models that could work for catio access. For example, an in-glass cat door in a window or door that leads outside would be the perfect option for those looking to keep their view, but also give their cats the outside time they need.

3 – Cat Doors Give Shy Cats A Quick Escape

If you have a cat that is more shy and likes to stay indoors, and is easily frightened or skittish around visitors or other pets, a cat door gives them the perfect escape option. Not all cats love other cats, and we all know the longstanding feud between cats and dogs. So, a cat door in an interior door will allow them to run off and hide when they feel threatened.

This allows your cat to continue to feel safe in your home without you having to permanently lock them away when guests are over. Give your cat their space, and, who knows, maybe they’ll slowly come out of their shell and learn to love visitors.

No matter what, a little freedom can go a long way for your feline. Learn more about the quality, styles, and models we have available. Shop cat doors now.

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