Installing a pet door makes life convenient for both you and your pet in the form of ease of access to the house and outdoors. A pet door makes life easier for you as you don’t have to get up to open or close the door repeatedly. What you might not be aware of is that the simple addition of a pet door can make your pet healthier and happier. Going one step further and installing a high tech pet door improves quality of life for everyone even more. Here are 3 reasons why:
1. Reduces Stress for Your Pet
Many pets want to be able to go outside on their own terms without waiting for someone to let them out. Animals experience stress and tension much the same way people do, and going outside allows them to find relief. Adding a pet door gives them the ability to go in and out on their own terms which leads to stress relief and feelings of independence.
2. Helps You Keep Your Home Cleaner
Dogs are expected to wait to go outside to use the bathroom, but sometimes accidents happen. Older dogs lose their ability to contain themselves, and younger dogs sometimes don’t have the maturity or capacity. Installing a pet door gives your dog the ability to go in and out as they need and prevents an accident from happening. Your home stays clean and your pets don’t have to deal with waiting for relief. If your pet is a chewer who chews up your home, a pet door lets them find the entertainment and stress relief they need by going in and out as they please.
3. Improves Pet Safety
Pet doors eliminate the risk of accidentally leaving a pet out overnight or during inclement weather. Dogs and cats can come and go as they need and don’t have to wait for a person to notice their presence at the door.
If security is a concern, install a high tech pet door that only opens for authorized users. High tech pet doors have a sensor that reads a special chip associated with your pet and opens up when the information on the chip is read. Your pets, and only your pets, get in or out, while unwanted guests are kept out.
It’s natural to want the best for your pet. Installing a pet door gives your pets more autonomy and control over their decision making to go in or out and takes away the need to check the door on a regular basis.