No door can guarantee a cat can't get out with the dog; the cat waits for the dog to go through.
Even if you have an electronic door that requires a collar key, a cat may run outside when the dog opens the door.
We have a complete selection of patio pet doors and sliding pet doors. Installing a patio pet door can be a great option that eliminates the need to make a hole in a wall or household door.
We can provide custom size pet doors for doors, walls, French doors, and patio doors. You can get a custom size pet door ranging from cats to Great Danes.
The PlexiDor line of manual pet doors is the best dog door or cat door for cold weather.
These doors will function down to –40 degrees F/C. The door will still work below this temperature, but it will get frosty and the weather seal will freeze to the frame.
A pet door can solve some problems – it will allow your cat or dog access to the yard whenever you have the door unlocked.
Most install dog doors to not have to worry about potty breaks during long work days, to minimize accidents on the floor, and to give pets an opportunity to run and play when they want to.
Dog doors and cat doors can look small from a human point of view, but the door opening doesn't have to be as big as the pet standing upright.
The opening width should be a little wider than the widest part of your cat or dog.
A pet door can be installed through a house door, a wall, or even a window.
Many choose to install their pet door in a house door, because it's a fairly simple installation and easy to restore – just replace the door.
The opening for the pet is smaller than the overall door size, because of the frame. Please see the following:
Pet Door Size
Opening for pet
6 1/2” x 7 1/4”
9” x 12”
11 3/4” x 16”
15 3/4” x 23 5/8”
12 5/8” x 19 5/8”
The below size chart shows installation cut hole, opening for pet, and overall size, click on it to get the full size version.
The PlexiDor is the best pet door for a wall.
This durable pet door is crafted from the finest materials to withstand time and weather. It is available with a white, bronze, or brushed aluminum frame.
The wall kit comes with an aluminum tunnel to cover the inside of the wall, and the tunnel should be installed with a slope to lead rain and snow away from the wall.
Yes, there are window inserts as well as doors mounted on the glass. To install through glass, you will need to have the pane replaced locally.
We sell a window kit for cat size pet doors, and this kit works with the AB10 and AB21 pet doors.
Installation prices will vary, depending on installation location and materials.
For instance, getting a PlexiDor installed in a house door usually ranges between $200-$350.
Condensation can in extreme cases freeze the dog door shut, but it is possible to fix the problem.
The first thing to do is make sure there's sufficient insulation in the hole where the dog door or cat door is installed.
The mounting hole for your old pet door probably won't be exactly the same as for the PlexiDor, but you can usually alter the existing hole to fit.
Give our customer service a call at 800-749-9609 option 3. They are experienced and can help you find the closest fit, and give ideas on how to manage the existing hole.
Most pets take to their new cat door or dog door quickly – they want to get to the other side – but others need some training. Many get it in a few seconds, others might need a week or two.
Start with propping the door open and call for your pet.
There are dog doors guaranteed to be chew proof. These usually have a higher up-front cost, but if you know your dog is prone to chewing, it will save a lot of money in the long run.
The BiteGuard KennelPlex is constructed to handle extreme climates and withstand the rigorous activities of professionally trained dogs.
The PlexiDor dog doors and cat door have been developed together with pet owners, to find solutions that satisfy the demands of both pets and people.
For example, most pet owners don’t want to replace flaps, so the PlexiDor doesn’t have flaps.
Most pet doors are manual, but if you want control of which animals can open the door, an automatic door is a better choice.
On a manual dog door or cat door, the pet pushes the door open when going through.
A dog door or a cat door can have a significant impact on your indoor climate, for better and for worse, so choose a high quality door appropriate for your area.
Many cheaper flap doors can allow wind, sun, and even snow to enter the house.
Installing a pet door is usually fairly easy, but it may depend on the type of door and where exactly you want it to be.
Some pet doors are extremely easy to install, for instance pet doors for sash windows.
Framing depth measures the distance from a pet door's inside frame to the outside frame.
Many doors are constructed to fit a regular household door. That means, the pet door will frame the hole through the door, giving a professional appearance.
The regular PlexiDor dog doors and cat door come with a 10 year warranty. The electronic doors have a 5 year warranty. All PlexiDor pet door products include a 90 day money back guarantee.
The most common dog door problem is flaps needing replacement, and this is more frequent on lower grade pet doors that use cheaper materials. Even if the dog doesn't chew the flap, it is likely to crack, warp, discolor, and sometimes even shrink with time.
If you live in an area with strong winds or other severe weather conditions, we recommend investing in a PlexiDor – the door will not blow open, and it will keep other types of weather outside.
If your pet door has created a draft, it's because it doesn't close tight enough, or it isn't insulated well enough. Take a look at the flap and make sure it seals tight.
Make sure there isn't dirt or debris preventing the flap from closing – and that the flap isn't broken.
Depending on the placement of a pet door and what kind of pets use it, flap replacements can be a frequent nuisance for flap door owners. Besides the obvious solution – invest in a door that doesn't use flaps – there are some things that can make them last longer.
Dogs, cats, and other animals can get cancer just like we humans. Around one third of cats in the USA over the age of ten will be diagnosed with some form of cancer.
Cats are experts at hiding illness and can be sick for a very long time before their humans realize something is wrong, so be alert for warning signs and take your cat to the vet for regular check-ups.
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