Pet Door: Discover Why Your Furry Friend Needs It

By Steven Harrisson, January 18, 2019

If you are a pet owner you are surely well aware of the joyous moments they bring. Pets are here to make our lives more fun and provide comfort when we need it. Well, since they do all that, it should go without saying that we ought to do our best to improve their lives too. One simple but very convenient thing that you can do, (and your furry friend will surely appreciate), is to install a pet door. This comes with many benefits, like for instance.

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First, it provides them with more freedom. Pets should have the opportunity to simply be “animals” and roam free around your backyard. In instances when you are not available to open the door, having a pet door can come in handy. This freedom is two-fold, really. With such a door, pets can have the freedom to go out when they please, and you have the freedom to go about your day without worrying if your pet has any unfulfilled needs. The choices of pet doors online or in physical stores are various, so you will surely find one that fits. They come in different sizes, from small, medium to large.

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Second, pet doors are good for your pet’s health and they make them more agile. Potty training is a very important part of pet care. After you find the most convenient choice for your furry friend, from all options pet doors online or physical stores offer, you can rest assured that your pet will not do their business indoors or, even worse, hold their pee in. This is damaging to their health as holding in can lead to urinary tract infections which are painful and costly to treat. Furthermore, having a pet door installed can increase their activity and will help them stay fit. Moreover, the outdoors provides mental stimulation that pets need in order to stay alert and happy.

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Lastly, pet doors are convenient for your home and yourself too. Being locked inside and not having the opportunity to explore the outside world can make your pet feel bored. With boredom comes destruction. Your pet will try to find stimulation indoors, and this often means compulsive chewing of furniture or shoes. Besides that, when chewing is not enough, your pet will start to scratch the doors and walls or it will turn to persistent barking for attention. When it comes to convenience for the owner, you will surely feel the perks of having a pet door since the first day you install it. After a long day at work, you will come home to a happy pet and not to one that is too needy and overexcited because of lack of activities.