Pet Doors - Dogs & Others

Pet Doors – Dogs & Others provides dogs, cats, and other pets a way to come in and out of a room or building. The building could be a home, garage, or some other type of building. Most people only think of dogs or cats using pet doors. But any type of pet or animal that is the right size can be taught to use a pet door or learn it on their own. One of the problems people sometimes have with pet doors is animals not belonging to them using the pet doors.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Pet Doors – Dogs & Others :
  • Older pets do not like to use pet doors that are uncomfortable. You need to get a door that your pet will always be able to use or look at replacing it when he is older. If your pet is currently a kitten or puppy, remember he will grow. If you are not sure how large your pet will get it may be necessary to change out the pet door for something larger at a later date.
  • Place the pet door so that it is low enough for your pet to comfortably step over. Younger pets can raise their legs up to their chest but older pets may have trouble stepping over a high step. As your pet ages it may be necessary to re-position the pet door. If working with an older pet it may be necessary to go with a pet door that is higher than what you would normally get. This would allow it to be lower to the ground. But it is still high enough for your pet to walk safely through.
  • Make sure the pet door is tall enough for your pet. Hunching over is hard on your pet’s hips, especially as they age. Also the flaps on your door will last longer. Your pet rubbing against the top of the door as he passes through will wear more on the flaps.
  • For multiple pets, make sure you get a door that will work for all of them. It must be low enough for the shortest one to step over. But tall enough for the tallest one to fit through comfortably. There may be cases where it is necessary to have two different size pet doors to work for all of the pets.
  • Do not forget that your pet needs access from both sides of the pet door. Installing the door in an area that has steps on one or both sides or a drop off requires additional checking. Please take into consideration how your pet will have to get through the door. Will the steps or drop off make the pet door to high to step through? The position of the pet door may need to be adjusted. Or an additional smaller step may need to be added. These are things to think about.
How to Measure for Pet Doors – Dogs & Others:
  • A. Width – Measure the widest part of your pet – the chest or hips. Add one or two inches to the measurement for safety.
  • B. Height – Measure from the top of your pets shoulders to the bottom of chest or the belly. Depends on which area is the tallest. Add one or two inches to this measurement – at least one inch.

Measure Your Pet for Pet Door