Cat Mate 234 and 235 Manual Cat Flaps

SKU# 03AM2345

  • Perfect cat door for any type of installation
  • Can be used to fit materials 0" - 2" in thickness, and even walls
  • Sliding tabs securely lock the flap so you can control your pets routine
  • Brush strip around the flap decreases energy loss
  • Durable polycarbonate flap reduces the need for constant replacements
  • Can be used instead of the discontinued Cat Mate 304/309 cat flaps

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Cat Mate 234 and 235 Manual Cat Flaps

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  • Perfect cat door for any type of installation
  • Can be used to fit materials 0" - 2" in thickness, and even walls
  • Sliding tabs securely lock the flap so you can control your pets routine
  • Brush strip around the flap decreases energy loss
  • Durable polycarbonate flap reduces the need for constant replacements
  • Can be used instead of the discontinued Cat Mate 304/309 cat flaps
Flap SizeLockFlap DimensionRough Cut-OutOutside Frame DimensionStock No
Cat FlapTwo-Way Locking
234
5 3/4" w x 5 3/4" h6 3/8" w x 6 7/8" h7 5/8" w x 7 7/8" h03AM234
Four-Way Locking
235
03AM235

Replacement Flaps  The replacement flap for this pet door can be found at 
Cat Mate Replacement 234 & 235 Replacement Flaps

This product is exactly the same as the now discontinued 304 and 309 cat flaps, except this product can frame from 0"-2".

Cat Mate Manual Cat Flaps

The 234 and 235 are plastic framed with a self-liner that serves to 'frame out' a hollow core door in a thickness range of 0" - 2". The liner also makes for a neater appearance in a solid core door.

The only difference between these two Cat Mate cat flaps is that the 234 has a two-way lock and the 235 has a 4-way lock.

The flap is a rigid acrylic with weather strip around the perimeter and seals quite well.

The Cat Mate 234 2-Way Locking Cat Flap and 235 4-Way Locking Cat Flap may be installed in walls using the Cat Mate 303 tunnel sections. Buy as many as needed--at 2" each--for the thickness of the wall. These are found in cat door tunnel sections.

Cat Mate has completed an upgrade program for these cat doors. Specifics will found on our Cat Mate Upgrades page.

Customer Reviews

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  • Cat door review by Jim
    5 3 Cat door

    The cat door is great but the screws were to short. Two different sizes came in the box but I had to go to the hardware store so I could get longer screws. Went together fine after that.

    (Posted on 5/2/2017)

  • Great Product review by Texas
    5 5 Great Product

    Great Product. I have a 2" insulated garage door and was a little concerned about cutting the hole. I drilled a hole and used my jig-saw to cut VERY CAREFULLY along the template lines. Ensure the blade is long enough and be careful to keep the blade perpendicular to the door surface. The door fit perfectly and assembled easily. Still "training" the cats but I don't think there will be any issues. I used a medium large binder clip and a string to hold the door open to get the cats used to going in and out. The magnetic close seems to be fine. The only suggestion for the manufacturer would be to see if the lock mechanism could be improved. You have to push down in the center of the red tab with quite allot of force to move it to either position. The door does not detract from the appearance of the exterior. I'm pleased with the product and value.

    (Posted on 12/17/2014)

  • real good buy review by cat
    5 5 real good buy

    Just what i wanted in a outside cat door

    (Posted on 12/11/2014)

  • Bought 3 of these and would recommend them review by ST
    5 5 Bought 3 of these and would recommend them

    These doors work great for both of my cats. One is very large and one is a small cat, but they both fit thru the door just fine. Got three - one to the garage and the other two so that they can exit the garage doors on both sides of the house. Priced right, easy to install and delivered in a timely fashion.

    (Posted on 10/20/2014)

  • Excellent Product review by jon
    5 5 Excellent Product

    We looked a long time to find a door small enough to fit in the spot we wanted. This one was sized exactly as advertised.

    Worked perfectly. Good quality. Would purchase again.

    (Posted on 9/9/2014)

  • Overall, a good product review by Yorkie
    5 4 Overall, a good product

    The product is well made an sturdy. The installation wasn't as easy as I had anticipated. The space between door panels that I needed to work with was barely large enough. The instructions call for a whole slightly larger than the product's frame. The tight fit caused the swinging door to misalign in it's frame; doesn't open/close properly. Still working on the problem

    (Posted on 7/12/2014)

  • We love it and more importantly -- Abbey loves it! review by Nancy
    5 5 We love it and more importantly -- Abbey loves it!

    Our cat Abbey has always been good about trying new things -- and this cat door was no exception. We worked with her for a week -- offering treats, showing her how the door opened, etc. The most important tip we received was to make sure there was enough light so that she could see clearly on the other side.

    (Posted on 7/5/2014)

  • Good product review by Another cat person
    5 4 Good product

    Product works great.
    The only comment I have would be to list the flap as some description other than "clear".
    The flap is not "clear" - it is "smoked" or "tinted" which is different from "clear". I would have preferred a "clear" flap to match the surrounding glass (I have it installed in a door with "clear" plexi-glass).

    (Posted on 4/25/2014)

  • Easy to install, works great review by CatsRAwesome
    5 5 Easy to install, works great

    I'm not a handy person and I put this in with hardly any frustration. It took a very short time. My cats got how it worked in a couple of days & it's a great investment.

    (Posted on 3/8/2014)

  • Great review by Mr. Meow
    5 5 Great

    This door was a saver for the use of our cat It was so easy to install and the cat has the ability to come and go as he needs to!

    (Posted on 11/22/2013)

  • Cat door review by Nikki Wysow
    5 5 Cat door

    I love my new door to the screened in patio. I am free to go in and out as I want all day and night. I recommend the door to all cat guardians.

    (Posted on 7/6/2013)

  • Correct the instructions review by Ronhar
    5 5 Correct the instructions

    The instructions about trimming the interior frame for the correct door thickness are flat wrong. Cutting the frame per the instructions made it too short to mate up with the exterior frame. Customer service provided a free wall liner to get the job done. Quality of the door is top notch - and love the product. Just get the instructions fixed or staple a "correction sheet" to the packing list when shipping the product.

    ed. note We'll check with the mfr about this issue and publish a correction on our product page if needed.

    (Posted on 5/18/2013)

  • Needs some errata corrected in instructions review by wscott1943
    5 4 Needs some errata corrected in instructions

    I just finished installing my Cat-Mate 235W. Installation was fairly straightforward except for one thing. The instructions say to drill 5mm (3/16") holes to secure the door halves to the door. Since I don't have metric bits, I used the 3/16"drill instead. When I attempted to install the included screws, they proved too small in diameter. I had to scramble around in my spare screws bin to find larger screws to finish the install. The installation itself looked ok, but the oversize screw heads stick out like a sore thumb. There's just enough difference in diameter between 5mm and 5/16" to make the factory-supplied screws unusable. I recommend that anyone buying one of these to check screw diameters before drilling.

    (Posted on 3/28/2013)

  • Doors good, cat skeptical review by Jon in Concord
    5 5 Doors good, cat skeptical

    I bought two of these and they are handsome additions to our home architecture. Nestled in the corners of the doors, all they lack is a small bottle labeled "Drink me" because if they had such, I'm sure every human visitor would scramble to get down to size and squeeze through.

    The cat was a different matter. She engaged in the most protracted pattern of approach and retreat that I have ever seen and it took her seven weeks to screw up the courage to use them. This despite dedicated coaching and the strategic placement of treats. However, in the end, she accepted the doors so I encourage patience for anyone considering this model.

    I had some minor questions during installation and the person who handled my call to the Help Line was able to straighten me out quickly. In the end, I'm quite pleased.

    (Posted on 3/11/2013)

  • Fantastic review by Cherdon
    5 5 Fantastic

    The product we purchased for our cat was perfect, well made and working wonderfully!!! Definatey would buy another if we ever need one and will (and do) recommend it to ou friends with pets

    (Posted on 2/12/2013)

  • Pleased with quality product review by cherdon
    5 5 Pleased with quality product

    We received fast shipping for a GREAT product at a good price. Not junky, works well and quiet and got to pick a brown color ... whoo hoo. The cat loves it too! So glad we found your website!!!

    (Posted on 11/29/2012)

  • Good Door for All Size Cats review by Furry Friends Haven
    5 5 Good Door for All Size Cats

    I run a non-profit cat hospice and have had these doors for over 15 years. I've had to replace one complete door once and flaps a couple of times and it's very easy to do. (the replacements were needed because of damage that humans did to the doors and not the fault of the doors) .The initial installation was done by a handyman but it didn't look that hard. These doors are in hollow core doors and lead out into cat enclosures. Unlike the 210 door that fits through glass and screen, large cats don't seem to have problems fitting through this door. When I say large cats I am talking about cats over 20 lbs. If you are interested, you can take a peek at my review of teh 210 door and my woes with large cats. I have heard our cats slam through these doors at high speed many times with no damage to the door.

    America's Finest Pet Doors is a terrific company with great products, reasonable prics and wonderful customer service. Highly recommended!

    Jayne Reed
    Furry Friends Haven
    www.furryfriendshaven.com

    (Posted on 11/12/2012)

Weight 2.0000
Manufacturer Cat Mate / Dog Mate
Your Maximum Pet Size Cats
Climate Suitability Temperate-3 Season
Wind Resistance Average
Sealing Value Average
Self-Framing Yes
Frame Material Plastic
Insulation Value Average
Flap Material Acrylic
Flap Design Single, One Part , Rigid, Thin Flap
Flap Colors Clear
Flap Thickness 1/8"
Replacement Flaps Available Yes
Ability to Lock Flap Built-In 2-Way Locking, Built-In 4-Way Locking
Can Be Installed In Aluminum Door, Hollow Core Door, Metal Door, Polycarbonate, Plywood or Other Thin Material, Solid Core Door, Steel Door
Adapter Available for Installation in Wall Yes
Warranty Period 3 years
Return Period 30 days
Manufacturer's Restocking Fee None

Cat Mate Cat Door

To Replace the Flap in a Catmate or Dogmate Pet Door

To remove the flap, you will need a strong but thin object like a screwdriver. You will place this between the flap and the frame, and brace it between the flap and frame to stretch the frame outwards just enough that the flap pops out. To put in a new flap, simply do this process in reverse! 

234 and 235 Cat Door with Door with Liner

1. Position the template on the installation location and trace around it.

Tip: Make sure that the bottom of the template is about level with your pet’s stomach. You can place it lower if you would like. However, then you need to make sure that it is not so low it is compromising the integrity of the door/panel and that the top of the pet door is not too low causing your pet to stoop when using it.

2. Prior to cutting make sure that the cut out line is level. Using a jig saw cut along the inside of that line and be very careful to cut that hole square to the door.

Tip: The cut out must be level and even for the pet door flap to swing freely and function correctly.

3. Dry fit the frames cut out to make sure that the pet door is swinging properly. Then follow the recommended instructions for your door or material thickness.

4. Take a measuring tape and determine the thickness of your door/panel.

5. If you are installing your 234/235 door into a thinner panel, less than 1-¼”, it may be necessary to trim the interior frame (the one that does NOT have the swinging flap).Make sure to keep hands away from the blade and use a piece of wood to support the inside of the frame.

6. For doors/panels 0” - ⅞” thick:

a) Put the INSIDE frame (one without the flap) on the inside of the door/panel and mark the screw spots with a pencil.
b) Remove the frame and drill out the 4 holes to 3/16” in diameter.
c) Choose the appropriate screws from the ones included in the instruction packet.
d) Position the outside frame (one with the flap) on the exterior and screw the inside frame to it sandwiching it to the door/panel.
e) Put on the screw covers.

7. For doors/panels 7/8” - 2” thick:

a) Put the OUTSIDE frame (one with the flap) on the exterior of the door/panel and mark the screw spots with a pencil and drill them out to 3/16” diameter.
b) Screw the inside frame on interior of the door using ½” screws.
c) Then screw exterior frame on the outside of the door with the ¾” screws.
d) Put on the screw covers.

8. Enjoy your new Cat-Mate 234/235!

Q: What tunnel section do I need for a Cat Mate 234 or 235 door to put it through a 7" wall and how many?

A: The Cat Mate 234 or 235 Manual Cat Flap and Wall Framing Kit would work for the tunnel sections and you would need 3 to put it through a 7". In this case as the 235 would frame out 2" on its own and the 3 sections would give you an additional 6" and you just trim down the extra.

Below is a table that outlines the liner requirement based on the thickness of the wall you are installing the dog door for wall in.

Wall Thickness

Liners Required

51-90mm (2-4")

1

100-149mm (4-6")

2

150-199mm (6-8")

3

200-249mm (8-10")

4

250-299mm (10-12")

5

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