Hooray for cat doors. We all know that there’s nothing better for an adventurous feline than to be able to freely explore and discover new experiences—and a pet door lets them be their curious selves without having to bother you to keep opening the door for them (at all hours). But with all the pet doors available, how do you select the right one for your kitty companion?
In this article, we answer your pressing questions about selecting a cat door, such as figuring out the right size, special considerations, and how to find one that’s compatible with your home décor.
Pet doors aren’t just for doors. At Hale Pet Door, we also offer an in-wall pet door and a screen model pet door.
When would you use these different types of doors for your cat?
These different models give you a lot of flexibility to suit your needs.
There are important considerations to keep in mind when choosing the right kitty door for your furry friend.
You must consider the height of your kitty and its width. Hale provides sizing tips and information for measuring your pet. Our small size is appropriate for most cats.
When measuring your kitty, make sure that:
Keep in mind how agile your kitty is, especially for an older cat. When installing the pet door, you don’t want to install it too high off the ground. The cat should not have to jump to get through it, as this could cause an injury.
Look for weather-resistant cat doors with top-notch weatherstripping and high-grade materials, a strong locking mechanism, and detailed installation instructions for different models.
Many brands don’t give you a choice of models and finishes. Hale offers different types of pet doors and frame colors to match your home’s décor.
For multiple cat households or homes with both cats and dogs, choose a size that’s comfortable for the largest animal in the pack. The others will fall in line.
All Hale pet doors are made from extruded aluminum with reinforced steel corners, strong PVC vinyl flaps, stainless steel strikes, heavy-duty magnets, and multiple types of weatherstripping for maximum durability and weather resistance. All our pet doors have weather stripping between the magnets in the frame of the pet doors. A polyethylene security cover and steel pin lock keep the door secure when not in use.
All Hale pet doors are made to order in our U.S. factory, with no outsourced parts, and we offer personalized customer service.
To learn more about Hale’s world-class pet doors for your cat, shop cat doors now.
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