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Carpentry  /  June 15, 2021

How Handyman Connection Can Help With Installing a Pet Door

Pet Door

Installing a pet door so that your dogs or cats can get outside by themselves affords them more independence and also makes life easier for you. However, the installation itself can be complicated. It is important for the safety of your pet and the security of your home that the pet door be installed correctly. Therefore, this is a job you should typically hire a carpenter in Edmonton to perform for you.

If you haven’t decided on a pet door yet, here are some ways it can benefit both you and your pet.

1. Your Pet’s Safety

Having a pet door allows your dog or cat to escape a perceived threat, whether indoors or out. For example, if there is a fire inside your house, a pet door provides an escape route to prevent him from becoming trapped inside. A pet door also allows your dog or cat to retreat from extreme outdoor temperatures that can be hazardous to his health. Dogs and cats are susceptible to temperature-related illnesses, such as heat stroke or hypothermia, and having a pet door allows them to escape extreme weather even if you forget and leave them outside too long.

In the past, homeowners have had concerns about pet doors compromising home security by allowing access to wildlife or human intruders. There are new technological advances in pet doors created to allow only your dog or cat access. For example, some can synchronize to your pet’s microchip or a sensor she can wear on her collar. These doors will only open when they detect that unique electronic signature.

2. Your Pet’s Health

Well-trained dogs and cats understand that they are not to eliminate inside the house. When they do not have access to the outdoors, or a designated area such as a litter box, they have no choice but to hold it in until allowed back outside. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it could pose a risk of urinary tract infection. By allowing your pet to go outside and eliminate when he needs to, instead of waiting on your schedule, you are helping to promote better physical health. A pet door also allows your cat or dog to go outside and play whenever he wants. The extra exercise that he gets independently other than walking or playing with you may help him maintain a healthier weight.

A pet door can help your pet’s mental health as well. Pets that are cooped up inside all day can get bored, which can lead to unwanted behaviours. A pet door allows your dog or cat to seek mental stimulation outside whenever boredom strikes, even if you are not there to open the door.

3. Your Convenience

As much as you love your pet, sometimes you have to tend to her needs at an inconvenient time, such as early in the morning. Installing a pet door allows her to tend to her needs independently of you, which in turn lets you stay in bed and get the sleep you need.

4. Your Home’s Condition

There comes a point when even a well-trained and well-behaved dog or cat cannot hold it in any longer, especially if your pet is older and bowel and bladder control are already more difficult. Having a pet door helps prevent accidents from occurring in a situation like this, helping to keep your home cleaner.

One way that dogs and cats may communicate that they need to go outside is by scratching at the door or the frame, which can cause damage over time. A pet door can eliminate the need for this destructive behaviour.

Pet Door Installation and Other Repair Services

Whether you need minor home repairs, a small but tricky job such as a pet door installation, or more extensive remodelling or renovations, Handyman Connection is a trusted service provider in Edmonton. Learn more about the carpentry services we provide.

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