Category Archives: Cat Doors

Insert a pet door directly in your sliding glass for optimum convenience!

In the Glass Pet Doors

What are my Glass Door Options?

There are a couple of different ways you can install dog doors for glass doors in conjunction with a sliding glass door, window, or fixed panel glass door. The most temporary, simple installation of a dog door in your sliding glass door or window is with a pet door insert, which will sit just in the track of your door or window.    Continue reading

Find your the patio panel pet door for sliding glass door

A patio panel insert allows you to keep from drilling into your home’s walls or doors. A great solution for renters, you will never have to get up to let your pet outside. These inserts allow you to use your slider normally. Once installed, you the insert attaches to your frame, leaving room for you to walk through. Your insert will take up some walking space, be sure to check the size chart to check panel width. This is helpful so you can gauge whether it is going to take just enough space or not. Lastly, most inserts cannot mate with your existing slider lock, so additional mechanisms will come with purchase. Continue reading

Always measure your pet for a door, when it is too high it can be too dangerous!

Stepping Over, and Out! The Step-Over Guide for Safe & Easy Pet Door Access

No matter where you’re installing a dog or cat door, a step-over should be one of your most prioritized considerations. The height of your pet door can affect whether your pet has trouble going through their door or not. Keeping in mind how your pet will be stepping over their pet door from the start will save you time and money. Continue reading

When Dog Doors Meet Sliding Glass Doors

A Need-to-Know guide to patio panels! So your pet needs their own door but you need your that kitchen door or wall intact? A great option requiring little to no tools are Sliding Glass Dog Doors. These great panels do not ask to modify the frame of your sliding glass doors. Installation is simply placing the panel in the same track your slider slides on. The panel will meet with your frame and can even adjust to your track height with its spring loaded top! Continue reading

About “Self-Framing” Doors

Besides the screwdriver, self-framing pet doors can be one of the most useful tools when it comes to installation. These types of frames can give your DIY project a clean, finished look. For hollow core doors or thin material, before installing a pet door, these materials need to be framed out. Without a certain saw, this can be difficult. If you have an existing hole in your door or wall that needs a door replacement, a self-framing option can make the selection process easier. Continue reading

21st Century Electronic Pet Doors

Have you looked around and considered how many electronic devices you are using on a daily basis?  Our lives are totally surrounded by electronics assisting us, guiding us and sometimes frustrating us too.  They have even made their way into the world of pet doors.

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Chinese Take-Out Container being used as a crown by a cat overlord.

In the War Against Dogs, Cats are the Purrfect Pet

Have you ever wondered which species is better, cats or dogs? Of course you have. It’s one of those timeless wars of the ages. Both sides have fought valiantly and sent their argumentative  volleys to the other side in the course of battle with valid, documented facts in well calculated, scientific debates. Today you might expect another, well written document calmly and collectedly explaining the benefits of our feline companions over their canine alternatives.

Today is not that day…

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Catios: The Safe Outdoor Enclosure for Cats

Back in the day, pretty much all cats lived outside. Some cats were indoor/outdoor, but very few were indoor only. Today, the world has become much faster moving. People have recognized the dangers that come with allowing cats to roam freely and have opted to keep their cats inside. With adequate stimulation, indoor cats can be happy and healthy! However there is no denying that they would be happier if they could also feel the wind in their fur as they sunbathed and chased bugs outside, which is where catios come into play. Continue reading