We all love our pets, they’re like family, that’s why we buy them healthy food, keep them well-groomed, and take them to the vet. And just like with friends and family they sometimes ask for attention when we’re busy, that’s what makes pet doors so convenient.
Pet doors offer lots of benefits but they’re definitely not for everyone. Check out our pros and cons lists below to get a better idea of whether or not doggie doors make sense for your home.
Dog doors can definitely make life convenient for both you and your pet but they’re not always the best solution. As pet owners, we already know we need to be patient with our little friends. Having control over when your pet goes in and out is good because it helps you keep track of their habits which is especially helpful if they get sick; it encourages bonding because your pet relies on you to go outside; and it should provide a safer environment for your pet because you’ll have to watch out for when she’s ready to come back inside.
With dog doors, your pet has more freedom but if they are small they might be able to escape through gaps under your fence and puts them at risk of being hurt by strangers. If you're absolutely sure that your home is suited for a pet door choose doors with a lock so you can have better control over when your pet enters and exits your home.
If you’re looking for a good retrofit dog door for your home, check out some of the recommendations at the American Kennel Club (↗).
If you’re ready for a new entry door or storm door and want a factory-installed pet door, explore your options with one of our favorite door manufacturers, ProVia.
To learn about the types of pet doors offered by ProVia, check out this blog: ProVia Dog Doors Review
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