- Manual lockable cat flap made with durable materials and brush weather stripping to withstand extreme winter climates
- Four-way locking system allows you more control over your cat's access to and from the house through this Cat mate lockable cat door
- Suitable for wood, plastic, metal doors or panels 0-2" thick
- Transparent flap is optimal for cat's visibility
- Simple solution for active indoor-outdoor cats
This durable locking cat door is designed to combat harsh weather conditions. The cat door flap is made from sturdy polymer and lined with weatherproof brush stripping to ensure high-quality insulation, and a magnet sits at the bottom to keep the flap shut after use. It can be used as a cat door for an interior door but is designed with exterior doors and walls in mind. The flap door features a manual four-way rotary lock that gives you the option to keep the door completely locked or unlocked, as well as in-only or out-only. Simply turn the dial on the bottom left of the plastic frame when needed. This can allow the Cat Mate cat door to operate as a one-way cat door, for instance. Each of the four locking choices has a small picture to display its function.
|Flap Model||Flap Size||Flap Dimension||Rough Cut Out||Frame Dimension|
|358 Rotary 4 Way Locking Cat Flap||Cat Flap||6" w x 6" h||6 1/2 " w x 7 1/2" h||9-3/4"w x 10-3/8"h|
Prior to starting the installation:
Make sure that the bottom of the template is level with your pet’s stomach. You can place it lower if you would like. If you choose to place it lower, make sure that it is not too low that it compromises the structural soundness of the door/panel or forces your pet to stoop when in use.
Step 1: Take the exterior frame (the one without the flap) and place it on the material where you are installing the pet door.
Step 2: Trace around the outside of the tunnel part of the frame. This will be your cut-out line.
Step 3: Make sure that the line for the rough cut-out is level. If the hole is not cut correctly, the flap will not open and close properly once installed. Use a jigsaw to make your cut exactly 1/16” of an inch outside the line you drew in step 1.
Step 4: Dry fit the frames in the hole and ensure that the pet door is swinging properly. Then follow the recommended instructions for your door or material thickness.
For thin panels 1/8” - ¾” in thickness:
Step 1: Put the outside frame used to make the cut out back on the door, and make a mark for each of the four screw positions clearly with a pencil.
Step 2: Take the frame off and drill out the holes ¼” in diameter. Again, make sure that they are all square and level.
Step 3: If the door is less than 5/8” thick, trim down the liner from the exterior frame with a hacksaw or plastic cutting disk.
Step 4: Put the weather seal on the outside frame. It fits in the very small channel that lines the frame. Attach that frame to the outside of the door and screw the interior frame onto it from the inside.
Step 5: Once in place and functioning correctly, tap on the screw covers.
For doors or panels is ¾” - 2” in thickness:
Step 1: Drill out the 4 holes in the interior frame (the one with the rotary dial 4-way lock mechanism) with a 3/16” drill.
Step 2: Make sure that they are all square and level.
Step 3: Put the weather seal on the outside frame. It fits in the very small channel that lines the frame. Attach that frame to the outside of the door using ½” screws.
Step 4: Attach the inside frame to the interior of the door using 3/4” screws.
Step 5: Once in place and after checking the flap is functioning correctly tap on the screw covers.
Is this an electronic microchip cat flap door?
No, the Cat Mate Elite 4 Way Locking door has only a manual rotary dial that you have to turn to lock it.
Can I install this into a wall?
Yes, but for wall installations, you will need to purchase a Cat mate wall liner. The pet door is made for revativally thin doors, so if you do not have a self-lining cat door, you will need to purchase additional door liners.
Can my dog share this door with my cat?
Some pet owners find that the flap is just big enough that a small dog the size of a large cat can fit through the opening. However, it is vital that your pet supplies are made specifically for the pet who’s meant to use it. So it would be better to get a different pet door for your pets to share.
What is the difference between this door and the Cat Mate Elite super selective pet door?
The Cat Mate Elite super selective pet door is an electronic pet door. While it does not detect your pet’s microchip, it uses RFID key sensors to lock and unlock the door with minimal energy loss. It can be made more energy efficient with brush strip trimmable door liners. The lock is also tamper-proof against pesky raccoons.
Cat Mate/ Dog Mate/ Ani Mate 3 Year Limited Warranty
Guarantees your purchase for a period of three years from the date of original purchase against any defect arising due to faulty materials or manufacture. Accordingly, any defective item will be repaired free of charge or replaced at the manufacturer’s option provided that the defect has not been caused by neglect, misuse, or normal wear and tear and proof of purchase date is supplied. Your statutory rights are not affected.