As a responsible pet parent, you want to do everything in your power to keep them as healthy and as safe as possible. Dogs are curious by nature, and pet parents who have one of those pooches who is super inquisitive, a microchip dog door might be something to consider. These types of electronic dog doors protect nosy pets from wandering outside in the middle of the night. They also protect family members from being visited by wild critters who could enter their home while they are sleeping. Here are some important things to know about electronic dog doors.
One of the first things you need to figure out before you install a pet door is the size you need to ensure your pet can maneuver in and out of your home with ease. You need to make sure that the product you select is at least 1.5 to 2 inches taller than the shoulders of your pet. This is very important, as pets can injure or scratch themselves if the opening is too small for them to get through when they are running through, or in a stage of excitement.
Age Matters Too
If you are considering getting a microchip dog door before your dog reaches the age of two, you need to consider the fact that your pooch is still growing. If you have a dog who is a senior, you need to make sure you consider the stepover at the base of the door. When determining the height of the step-over, pet size and door design are two very important variables you have to consider. You should also consider your dog’s breed, as dome breeds tend to have issues with hip dysplasia and other degenerative conditions which affect their mobility. We recommend choosing a lower step-over to ensure easier access for dogs who are five years of age and up.
Location is Key
Most people like the idea of having an electronic dog door installed, but they have concerns about it being an eyesore. Microchip small dog doors can be installed in wood doors, glass, and walls, which gives you several options to choose from in regard to the location of where you want your door installed. Whether you choose to have your pet’s door mounted, wall mounted or installed as a part of a sliding glass system, you are covered. The doors can be used without a collar if pets have been microchipped.