Catholes are small, "flap-less" doors intended for indoor use (generally in closet doors for easy access to a litter box). A cat hole pet door is lined with bristles on the interior that help to remove the excess hair off your cat to minimize the need for personal grooming, and to cut down time spent vacuuming, sweeping and lint rolling. Plus, the bristles double as an instant massage for your kitty as they walk through!
What are the benefits of installing a Cathole?
Any person who has both cats and dogs likely understands the difficulty of keeping them separated when needed. The Cathole is the perfect solution for this issue. For instance, does your cat have a favorite closet they like to hide in? Install your Cathole to provide your kitty with a secret hiding space all to themselves...only your dog’s nose will get through! Another benefit of a room door with cat door is that you can keep the dog out of your kitty's food and litter. Installing a Cathole in your house works perfectly if you just need a place to hide that ugly (and smelly) cat litter box from your guests. Cutting a little space in the door leading to the “litter room” is the perfect solution for this problem. The Cathole comes in one size, so no need to fuss around with cat door dimensions, most cats will fit through the 4" x 6" opening easily!
Another option: the Kitty Pass
Another option for an interior cat door is the Kitty Pass. They serve a similar function to the Cathole, mainly differing in the material they are made of. The Kitty Pass offers a more “cutesy” look with cat ears on one side and a tail going up the door or wall on the other side. Since the Kitty Pass does not have the bristle brush like the Cathole, it is recommended for cats with less hair, cats with skin conditions, or cats with other sensitivity problems that may be exacerbated by the bristles. The Kitty Pass also carries a wall model that includes a tunnel to frame out an interior wall up to 5” in thickness. With either of these options, you can paint, stain, and decorate them any way you want! Some customers choose to make them blend in with the door by staining them a matching color, while others go with the more flamboyant artistic approach. Alternatively, there are more economical cat doors that you can use if you prefer you kitty's door to have a flap. They might not have the added benefit of grooming the cat while they go through, but they are just as effective in giving your kitty private access to a their food bowl and litter box, safe from your curious dog!