If you are a proud cat owner, there is a good chance that by the time you’ll finish reading this your cat will have started scratching the door and meowing to be let out. There is also the probability that your cat has mastered the art of opening doors but lacks the manners to close them. It’s high time you invested in a cat door, don’t you think? If you are still on the fence, here are some of the benefits that a cat door has to offer.
Your Cat Can Leave the House at Any Time
This is obviously the purpose and the main benefit of installing a cat door. Your furry friend will be able to leave the house whenever it wants without relying on someone to open the door. This is the least you can do if you are keeping your cat indoors. Most pets enjoy the freedom of exploring the outside world and satisfying their curiosity. One of the things that both cats and dogs have in common is that they enjoy playing outside. If you have a fenced yard or porch, then there is no reason to restrict your cat’s access to the outdoors. Instaling a cat door may even deter your ball of fur from scratching and ruining your furniture as chances are she will find her source of entertainment outside.
Your Cat Will Be Able to Go Outside Without Your Help
Most pet owners don’t care whether their pets leave the house any time they want. But what bothers them is that they need to stop whatever it is they are doing to open the door. How many times have you been woken up in the middle of the night by your cat meowing to be let out? And how many other times have you been interrupted for the same thing while doing something important? Well, you won’t need to be a slave to your pet any longer. Plus, installing a door for cats greatly increases your chance of getting a good night’s rest. Furthermore, if you are working from home, you won’t need to take a break each time your cat decides to venture outdoors. You also won’t need to stop an important phone call, leave the stove unattended or cut your relaxing shower short. Become the proud owner of an independent indoor cat!
You Can Keep the Door Closed and Locked
Depending on the circumstances, some pet owners either leave the door open so that their pet can come and go as it pleases, or keep it constantly open and close the door after them. If you are concerned about your safety, as well as the safety of your belongings while you aren’t home, it is a good idea to lock the door. And even if you are at home, there is no guarantee that you will be close to the open door and there to notice if someone manages to get in. With a pet door, you can put your mind at ease. You will have a door that is closed and locked, while at the same time your pet won’t be locked inside the house and won’t depend on you to let it out or in the house.
However, some pet owners don’t want their pets leaving as they please. So, instead of getting a regular pet door, you can invest in a lockable door for cats. This way, you will be able to limit the times your pets can leave the house. Another disadvantage of leaving the door constantly open is that it makes it harder to regulate the temperature in your house. If it is cold outside, then your house will get colder too if you don’t immediately notice that the door has been left open. And if it is hot outside, then you will need to crank up the air conditioner. Not to mention that this way bugs and stray animals can easily get inside your house. And speaking of bugs, you will be happy to hear that pet doors can be installed on screen doors too. So, you will be able to keep them at bay, while allowing your pet to get out and play.
You Can Leave Your Cat Home Alone
Although most pet owners already do this often, whether it is because of running errands or having to go to work, cat doors enable you to leave your cat unattended for longer periods of time. Sometimes, due to unexpected circumstances, your pet will be left alone longer than usual. Adult, healthy cats can actually be left at home safely for up to 10 hours. Of course, you need to take into consideration that sometimes you may be held up at work or will need to stop somewhere before getting home. By installing a door for cats, you will enable your beloved pet to play or wander outside. There really is no need to keep your ball of fur locked indoors all day long.