It’s not good to underestimate the needs of a pet. Just give it a home, feed them, take them to the vet now and again – as though that were all that’s needed. Your home, however should become their home as well – welcoming, a safe refuge, and a happy one.
One vital aspect of that is allowing them the freedom to come and go when they want. You want a pet door that’s properly installed, and which prevents neighbor’s pets and stray animals from getting inside your home.
If you’re still not convinced why your pet (and you) will benefit from having a pet door installed, this article is for you.
You get to spend more time for yourself.
It can really feel annoying when you need to drop what you’ve been doing just let your pet in or out of the house.
The last thing you want to start resenting your pet for the time it steals from you.
A pet door solves this, easily.
Better health for your pet. A pet door keeps your pet active because it can go out to your yard the moment it wakes up, and come back in when it gets hungry or cold. You also get to avoid bad habits and accidents – like scratching your furniture and toppling over house items.
When you have small dogs, that’s already problem – more so if you have bigger dogs.
When you have many dogs, that could mean a lot of scratches.
Dogs trapped for long periods at home may end up fighting each other.
Say goodbye to scratch walls and doors.
In addition to avoiding these, you also avoid letting your indoors smell like an unkempt kennel – because of all the pee and potty accidents that happen inside when your pet can’t get out. You won’t spend more time cleaning up your home and get more time to enjoy it, and you dog’s company.
Just to be objective on the matter, a pet door is not without problems.
Other animals can come in your home. When that happens, your indoors could be smelling like a kennel or a cat pee fiesta, since the invaders mark their territory.
In addition to that, a non secure pet door will also cost you in terms of pet food, since invasive animals tend to eat what they can. Also, energy loss can be a problem. A pet flap that keeps opening and closing lets the heat out – bad if you live in cold regions. One solution to these is to get an automatic pet door, one that responds only to your pet and your pet alone.