How high off the ground should a cat door be?
Height—The pet door flaps should be at least an inch or two above the top of your pet’s back not the head. To get this height, measure your pet from the withers (top of the shoulders) to the floor. Remember that your door won’t be placed completely at floor level.
Where is the best place to put a cat door?
A good place for a cat flap is a door, window, or wall that leads to a back alley. Back alleys provide a more concealed exit and entrance for your feline friend. They won’t feel too exposed and scared of other predators.
Can you put a cat flap in a glass door?
Catflaps can be fitted into walls, doors, single glazing, double glazed windows and double glazed doors. Having it fitted into glass is ideal for people who are struggling to find a suitable location for it, and/or ideally don’t want to cut through a wall/ wooden door incase their circumstances change in the future.
How much does it cost to get a cat door installed?
On average the cost for installing a pet door ranges from $100 – $250 for a standard size and installation. If you are installing larger doors into a more specialised material, such as metal, you may be looking at a slightly higher cost.
Does a cat flap affect home insurance?
While it may seem like a small alteration to your home, getting a flap installed to allow your dog or cat to get in and out of the house could invalidate your cover if you forget to inform your insurer. Sadly, from an insurance point of view, installing a cat flap may make your back door seem less secure.