Freedom of movement keeps pets healthy both physically and mentally. Mental health of pets is as important as its physical health because the temperament of the pet is dependent on its mental health. If you find your pet to be ill-tempered and hard to tame, possibly it is irritated mentally that is reflected in the erratic behaviour and allowing free movement could relieve it from mental stress.
Installing pet doors offer dual freedom for both pets as well as its owners. How it feels like to act as a doorman for pets is well known to those who have yet not installed pet doors. Every time the pet feels like moving between indoor and outdoor , no matter what time of the day it is, if you are at home then you have to assist it in its movements. To get rid of all such hassles, pet doors are the best solutions.
Factors affecting pet door installation
Since the convenience of pet doors is enjoyed by pets and also its owners, attention has to be paid to some aspects of pet door installation so that the duality of convenience is maintained. From the perspective of comfort for pets, allowing smooth entry and exit through pet doors is perhaps the only point that has to be cared for. The pet should have easy access through the door opening and be able to cross over comfortably without getting hurt. But from the perspective of pet owners, there are many other factors like security, location and energy efficiency have to be considered.
Size of pet door
Right size of the pet door is critical for ensuring that the door will serve its purpose for which it is meant. Often pet door sellers refer to the types of dogs or categorise pet doors as small, medium and big to convince buyers about the correct size. This method is far from reliable and should be avoided. Taking actual measurements of the pet’s length, height, width and ground clearance (the distance between the belly and the floor) and adding a bit of tolerance to it is the only way to ensure that the door opening is correct for the pet.
The type of pet door that would be suitable depend upon the location where it is installed. Pet doors that are suitable for wooden doors cannot be fitted on sliding patio doors. Pet doors can also be installed on walls and screens, depending on your need. The location of pet door has to be decided by considering the convenience and safety of pets.
Fearing enormous energy wastage through pet doors, people are often averse to its use. Nowadays, energy efficient pet doors are fabricated from energy efficient materials and use suitable sealants along the sides of the door so that there is minimum energy loss.
Pet doors can be securely locked both manually and even electronically that ensures complete security for homes. The electronic system of controlled access is highly safe as it allows only pets that the system can recognise.