A cat is generally an active pet who likes to go out - and wants to come back inside independently. Do you walk regularly to the door to open or close it for your cat ? Then think about a cat flap. A cat flap has many benefits for you and for your cat. You always have the control to give your cat or cats access to the outside – and to the inside. The modern cat flaps all have multiple ways to regulate access to your home. In simple cat flaps, there is at least the possibility to turn the flap open or close it, and often you can also lock the hatch completely.
There are in these times of high tec developments also very modern cat flaps. If you are suffering from strange cats entering your home, you can choose a cat flap that only opens when the cat wears a special collar. These cat flaps can be programmed so that only cats with these collars can come inside or go outside.
An extra step is the cat flap which reads the microchip your cat or cats. You can program many cats you want to give access to the house. All other animals that are not programmed into the cat flap, can not come into your house. The timer can be set so your cat or cats are only allowed to go outside in certain periods. That use of this type of cat flap is very convenient for example when the cat is not allowed to go outside at night.
Using such a cat flap, strange cats or other pets are not able to use the cat flap.
Take care when choosing the cat flap as the dimensions vary by model. Different models cat flaps have the possibility for an extension (called a tunnel extension), allowing the cat flap can to be placed in thicker walls or thicker doors.
Petsonline offers cat flaps of the PetSafe brand - these were mainly known under the Staywell brand, recently acquired by PetSafe. An American brand that delivers quality products for dogs and cats. The cat flaps are a good example.