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These pet doors for sliding glass doors aren't only for dogs. In fact, they may be a better choice for cats than the ones intended specifically for cats! The reason is that each manufacturer generally offers a "Small" size and the flaps are all flexible and, therefore, safer than rigid "cat flaps".
These reasons and more are exactly whey the microchip cat flap and electronic dog door were invented. These electronic doors go by several other names as well. Perhaps you have heard them called automatic dog doors, magnetic cat flaps, electronic pet door, power pet door, RFID dog door and more. Whatever you decide to call it, they all have the same concept, which is to let you pet in and out of your house automatically.
What is the best electronic animal door? There are several brands of microchip cat flaps and microchip dog flaps that are claiming that they are the best. But how do you actually know which one really is the best and which one suits you best? Though small dogs can use cat doors, these doors are designed specifically for cats. Cat doors are designed with wider frames and hard, see-through flaps.What makes a cat door different than a dog door? Technically, nothing! But cat doors are usually rigid flaps, and of course are smaller in size than dog doors. Cats can use dog doors, and tiny dogs can use cat doors, it just depends on sizing!Several types of pet doors that allow selective access are available. The advantages of this type of pet door over simpler models are improved weather resistance, and home security against strays and other unwanted animals. Some use a mounted on the pet's collar to activate a matching mechanism that unlatches the door panel when the magnet comes within range; several pets can be fitted with collars that match the same door. Pet doors with locks open only when a collar-mounted device transmits the correct code to the latch's receiver, allowing owners to have multiple flaps that different pets can use, e.g. a small cat flap to the back yard and a large dog door accessing a . Either type can be used to selectively allow one pet outside access, while denying it to another (e.g., an ill animal that needs to stay indoors). Cats like being able to see where they’re going, so transparent flaps make them feel safer using the door. Soft door flaps drag along your cat’s back when she’s going through the door. Hard flaps are easier for cats to push through and don’t touch their backs as much. Cats also have proportionally wider bodies than dogs. Standard pet doors tend to be tall and narrow, while cat doors are wider and more square. Most pet doors fit small and large dogs and cats. Cat doors are designed for cats but can fit some small dogs. Extra large door flaps might be too heavy for cats or small dogs to push open. Measure each pet who will use the door and check the weight and height recommendations for each pet door.