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Pet Doors

For pet owners whose four-legged friends enjoy a stroll outside from time to time, cat or dog doors can be a blessing. No longer do you have to hope you’ll get to the door before your pup has an accident, and you won’t risk an upset glare from your cat while he waits oh so patiently by the backdoor. To make sure your new cat or dog door is the best fit for your pet, check out the tips we’ve put together below.

What size should my dog or cat door be?

Your first step to finding a doggie door that lets your pup or kitty slip through comfortably is to measure your pet. You’ll want to measure your four-legged friend 3 times:
• First, measure at their widest point, then add an inch or two
• Next, have your pet stand upright and measure how tall they are from their shoulders to the ground
• Last, measure from the lowest point on your pet to the ground to estimate the rise of your dog door (if your pet is short-legged or older, you may be better off choosing a door with no rise)

To get an even better idea of how a specific pet door might fit, mark down the measurements of the door in question onto a piece of cardboard, then cut out the hole. If your pet can easily pass through, the size is right.

What types of dog doors are available?

Pet doors are designed to fit on a number of door or wall materials. You can find pet doors that can be installed in your sliding glass door, into steel and much more. Some styles even lock, and others open only for your pet by detecting their microchip. You’ll definitely want a sturdy pet door that seals tightly to prevent insects and other pests, plus cold drafts and dust, from getting into your home.

Get inspired with our curated ideas for Pet Doors and find the perfect item for every room in your home. With such a wide selection of Pet Doors for sale, from brands like Endura Flap Pet Doors, Freedom Pet Pass, and Acorn Manufacturing Co., you’re sure to find something that you’ll love. Shop from Pet Doors, like the the Endura Flap Pet Door or the Freedom Pet Pass Energy Efficient Dog Door, while discovering new home products and designs. Whether you’re looking to buy Pet Doors online or get inspiration for your home, you’ll find just what you’re looking for on Houzz.
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