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Pet Doors for Cats

Kitty pet doors range in size function, and style, and finding the best cat door for doors to fit your needs takes time. Luckily we have the biggest selection of the best cat doors, so whether you are looking for a small cat door, the best cat door for interior doors, or a cat door for exterior doors you can be assured we have what you need. So make sure you take a look at all of the cat door reviews and find your perfect cat flap door.


How to Install a Cat Door

Installing a cat door is an easy task. Although the installation process for all cat doors is similar, different cat doors may vary, here are some general steps that can help you install a cat door for exterior door and interior door applications

  1. Firstly, measure the height of your cat and mark it on the door. Using this measurement, draw a square on the door.

  2. Now drill holes at each corner of the marked area.

  3. Leverage a jigsaw to cut along the lines and smooth out its edges.

  4. Now position the cat flap in the hole and use a pencil to mark the required screw holes.

  5. With the help of a drill bit, you can easily drill the holes for putting screws into place.

  6. Lastly, you can use blanking plugs to cover up the screw holes.


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Should I Allow My Cat in the Yard?

One of the biggest questions we get from customers about cat flaps is how to contain your pet in the yard. Remember, leaving your pet to roam the neighborhood can be dangerous. Both Purr...fect Fence and Cat Fence-In offer containment systems that keep your cat safely in your yard.

Notes: If you want to install a cat flap in a wall, it's going to be easier if you choose one that accepts tunnel sections that will "frame out" the wall for you. You'll find these tunnel sections at Cat Door Tunnel Sections.

Notes: Installing a cat flap in a wall will be much easier if you choose one that has tunnel sections that “frame out” the wall for you. You’ll find these in the Cat Door Tunnel Sections.


Will my cat use the pet door?

Only your cat knows the answer of whether or not they will use a pet door. Physically, yes they can use a pet door. But cats make their own choices! Positive reinforcement will go a long way in getting your cat comfortable with using their cat door, and you can reduce magnet strength or turn a training mode on for the more challenging to push pet doors.


How will the cat door prevent other animals from entering my home?

When installing a cat flap, front door security is always a question that is raised. Whether you install your cat flap on your front door or your backyard door you always run the risk of unwanted critters entering your home. One way of combating this is by installing the smallest cat door possible for your cat to still comfortably go through. As opposed to a manual cat flap which your pet pushes through, an electronic cat door uses electronic mechanisms to open and close the door. Many electronic doors have a selective entry that syncs to your pet's microchip or collar keys and restrict access only to that pet. Some electronic pet doors, such as the CatMate 359, even have built-in timers for the best cat flap front door security.


Will I need to replace parts in the cat door frequently?

Most cat doors have rigid flaps, which are incredibly durable and long-lasting. Flexible vinyl flaps are more subject to wear and tear and may need replacing after a rough season.


What is the Difference between a cat door and a dog door?

Pet owners are taken by surprise at the amount of cat doors available. Traditionally, pet doors were sold only as dog doors in sizes small, medium, large, and extra large. Influence from the UK saw people beginning to opt for “cat doors” which tended to be much more square, have rigid flaps, and were generally plastic framed. While this still holds true today, many owners do choose to use cat and dog doors interchangeably; if a particular pet door has the features you want, get it!. Whatever makes your pet happy.


What is 4-way lock?

direction of locking on cat doors

2-way locks only have the normal "Locked" and "Unlocked" options. Unlocked- This setting allows entry in both directions. Locked - This setting allows no entry in either direction. Out-Only - When the pet goes out, he cannot come back in again. A possible use for this setting would be a case where you want the pet out during the day. You'd set the flap on "out only" in the morning. In-Only - When the pet comes in, he cannot go back out again. One possible use would be a case where you want the pet in at night. You set the pet door for "in only" in the evening. Sometimes, the 4-way locking mechanism is incorporated in an electronic pet door. In these cases, the 4-way lock will override the electronics. For example, your cat wears a collar key so only he may come in your pet door. But, if your pet door is also set for 'out only' no animal, including your cat, may come in. Cat flaps with 4-way locks always have rigid flaps which are necessary for the mechanism to work.


Our CatMate door has little red sliders to lock and unlock the cat door. Do you have some replacements?

Unfortunately for small parts like these, only the manufacturer could provide replacements. This would include sliding lock tabs, or dials found on cat doors.


What is the best pet door for cats?

That's a very good question. There are many questions to ask about what your needs are as well as the temperment of your cat. For microchip pet doors, we like the SureFlap Brand. For energy-efficiency we like the Endura Flap Brand. In the Soft Vinyl flap category we recommend the Hale Pet Door brand. Lastly, for manural hard acrylic flaps we recommend the Cat Mate brand. It is probably best to call our expert Customer Service team and discuss your individual situation.


How do I compare cat doors to know which one is best for my situation?

The best thing is to use the Narrow your search tool on the left side of the page. Once you narrow it down to a few doors you can do a side by side comparison with them by clicking +Add to Compare.


Do you have a manual Cat Mate Medium cat door?

There are a couple of Cat Mate Manual pet doors to choose from. They are the Cat Mate 234 and 235, Cat Mate 358. You can firnd them and all Cat Mate products at this link: https://www.petdoors.com/manufacturers/cat-mate-dog-mate.html?p=4


What cat door for steel door do you recommend?

There are many pet door for cat that can fit in a steel door. The first factor to consider is the thickness of your door. The second factor is where you want a manual cat door or electronic one (if electronic what kind of features do you want). Our team of expert Customer Service Agents can advise you.


Which one has the best cat door reviews?

There are quite a few with 5 stars, but it does depending on your application. For interior use, the 234-235, and 221 Cat-Mate doors are the best. If you are looking for electronics, then the SureFlap Microchip Pet Doors. Through door and wall the Hale is the most aesthetically pleasing choice.


Which is the best cat doors brand?

This is a very open question, it depends on your needs. We have chosen and tested the products for their different attirbutes. You can use the "Narrow Your Search" tool in the upper left corner or contact our expert Customer Service team for to help you identify the best door for your home.


What kind of garage door cat door do you offer?

We offer a large variety of cat flap doors. There are several types of garage doors so a few factors to consider when choosing a Cat door for garage are: Thickness of garage door, surface area to mount cat door, electronic or manual operation and stepover height once installed. Our expert Customer Service team can help you make the right direction.


Do you have catdoors that allows one cat out while keeping the kitten inside?

Yes, the SureFlap Dual-Scan Cat Door (for doors or walls) is a microchip activated cat door. You can program it to allow access to select cats, keeping the other cats inside.