The Pet Door: Helpful Information

If you have a dog, you must be responsible for it, which means that you’ll acquire some obligations. Sometimes, parents cede to their children’s pressure and get them a pup, but when the pup grows and it’s not cute anymore, the responsabilities of having it also increase.

Both dogs and cats need their basic needs met, like food, water, and a place to use the bathroom, as well as their emotional needs met. Installing a pet door might be something you have thought about to help meet the basic needs of your animal. We present here a small non-exhaustive list of things to ponder when thinking about whether or not to install a pet door.


In order to be totally safe, pet doors have to be correctly installed. Some people worry about whether or not someone can break into their house if they have a pet door, and in some cases that fear is well founded. Big and large breeds will need a corresponding pet door, and if big enough, this door might let a human reach inside in an attempt to open the door from the inside. What you need to check when you are thinking of the safety of installing a pet door is how far you can reach your arm inside the door when reaching through the door for the pet. If your arm can reasonably reach a distance where it could touch the door knob, then that pet door is not for you. This is not a problem for pet doors that are designed for small animals.


One of the advantages of getting a pet door installed is that your dog (or cat) will use it ALL the time. Is your pet large enough and strong enough to push the door open and be able to get out? In addition, how safe is the area that your pet will be exiting to? If the animal is exiting into, for example, a fenced in back yard, then a pet door makes more sense for your specific situation.

Some people buy a pup and then are surprised to learn the responsabilities they acquired as well. Fortunately, installing a pet door can help you take care of some of your pet’s needs. You can get a pet door online or at most pet supply stores.

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