Cat Flap Fitting, Our top tips to assist successful installation.

Cat Out of Glass

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Get your Cat used to the new cat flap

It is always a good idea get your cat used to the cat flap first before installation.

We advise putting the cat flap next to your pet’s food. Now your cat will begin to get comfortable with the cat flap. As cats are so curious, they will wonder over and start to investigate the new cat flap. This is ideal if you have a microchip cat flap as you could program it to their chip before putting it in the door or glass.

Consider the best location for the Pet Door

Pet Doors can be installed in doors & windows, giving plenty of flexibility when it comes to finding the right place to fit the cat flap. Your cat can be more mobile than you think and often some windows are overlooked as people believe it would not be possible for the cat to climb.

We will always advise fitting a pet door in a place that opens out onto a sheltered area of your garden. Your pet will like to feel secure when they come into and go out of the house

Height of your Pet

We recommend fitting your cat flap 20cm from the bottom of the floor. From experience, this is the ideal height to install the cat flap. If you need to install the cat flap higher, consider placing steps either side to help your cat to get in and out more easily. For a Dog measure his belly to the bottom of the floor and use this dimension.
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Raining Cats & Dogs

When the weather is good, it will make it easier for your cat or dog to learn to use their new pet door. Once the Pet Door is installed, you may need to prop it open for a while to help your Pet to get used to using it.

We are cat lovers and expert cat flap fitters, I hope this assists you in making a decision on where to fit a cat flap, for cat flap installation into advice please do not don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Cat Out of Glass

Cat out of Glass are specialists in pet doors, dog doors, and cat flap fitting. Serving the South of England and beyond, we’re experts installers for glass and double glazing.

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