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No telescoping collar like some cat doors so you can see the hollow inside of an interior door. Seriously, this looks terrible! The instructions suggest duck tape!? This opening will result in cat hair and other debris building up inside the door. Not to mention kids dropping stuff down there. The magnetic flap has the cats a little reluctant to use the door and makes an unnecessary noise everytime the cats use the door. Only one trim piece securely screws in, you are expected to use double sided tape for the other side. Also the template results in a larger than required hole being cut.
Where to start... The template that comes with it is just a very flimsy piece of paper. The packaging is cardboard and bigger in size than the product, so why not just have it perforated and use that instead? Save on material and be more sturdy. Secondly, as others mention, the 2 sides don't connect inside the door leaving a massive void. They suggest to get your own duct tape and fill it. Are you kidding me?!!? It should at least say "Use the included 0.5m piece of white tape to fill in the void". Speaking of white tape, that's how the 2nd piece goes on the door. One side screws on, the other side sticks on with 2 face strips that they include. Why?? This makes no sense.
This product really looks like a cheap chinese rebrand that PetSafe found and just figured they would ship it before doing proper verification on it. What a disaster.
I bought this to install on my basement door. Cat's litter box is in the basement and the door opens to cover up half of a kitchen wall which we have a beautiful painting on. So we wanted to be able to keep the door closed, while keeping the cat's litter down there. Easy enough to install. The front frame is attached with screws, but the back frame is just held in place with a double sided sticky wall hanging material which doesn't actually stick very well. I had to reinforce it so it would stick on the door and actually stay on.
My cat is afraid of the flap and won't use it so I had to remove the flap (the other person I know with a pet door like this and cats also had to remove the flap). I tried training her to get used to it (taping the flap open and then lowering it every day but it didn't work. Since the flap is not installed you can see the interior of the door structure (2 inch door), which is not particularly attractive in my case (it's a 50 year old, crappy door). But I wouldn't think twice about this purchase, we needed it and it's so convenient and allows us to keep the basement door closed at all times, which is more aesthetically pleasing, keeps cat litter odour downstairs and reduces the chance of someone accidentally taking a tumble down the stairs.
This door is good for average size cats. My large fat cat squeezes through but he doesn't like it for that reason. The other 2 normal size cats fit perfectly through it. I wish that the 2 pieces that go on either size of the door connected inside the door so that cat hair and debris doesn't get trapped inside the door over time. But otherwise it's easy to install provided you have the necessary tools.
This is a great product though I have to admit I didn't use it the way most do. I removed the flap part and installed this on the side of an old TV unit that I revamped for a litter box. I covered the entire unit in contact paper very carefully and lovingly and then secured this sucker in place and Bob's yer uncle, perfect litter box unit that upcycled an old TV unit and didn't cost me hundreds of dollars. I mean srs this door was so cost efficient and litter box units that are prefab cost a hundreds of dollars, not exaggerating. So if you're doing what I did, this does the job! Unless you have a larger cat than I do. Then get a slightly bigger one :D (I removed the flap because my cats didn't like it and aren't used to it since their old litter entrance didn't have a flap either). I found the price on this was really good as I did a lot of price shopping and wow, so expensive at pet stores and even wally. This was most cost efficient.
works well and even my overweight cat pass through it ! I didn't realised the bottom is magnetised so the door stay straight when not used, it kinda make my cats wary to push it since there is resistance... but I guess they'll get over it. I wish there was holes to drill in the wall on BOTH sides (there is only on the front), I guess they are supposed to click together if your wall is very thin, but it's usually not the case and I had to drill holes through the plastic on the back too so it would stay on. over all I like it, just missing some holes on the back
La puerta funciona perfectamente. En sí es fácil de poner, a tener en mente es el tipo de puerta donde va a ser instalada, en mi caso fue una puerta de aluminio (realice el corte con disco y fue laborioso) y no necesité poner la contra. Cómo dato adicional, no es de cierre hermetico.
We ordered several of those throughout the years to allow our cats easy access to bedrooms when doors are closed. This can also be wonderful to put litter boxes in closets or other areas hidden behind closed doors. It is not very elegant and there is nothing provided to improve the cosmetic condition of the setup inside the door (these are just door parts for both sides of the door, not inside). Plaster, silicone or tape can be used for the more handy users. The units used to come with magnets to prevent the trap door from swinging whenever the door is moved (closed or opened) and the trap itself is used by cats. No more, for some reason (called the manufacturer, the kind rep who helped me could not provide any explanation, but he did confirm he got a lot of feedback from loyal customers who noticed the missing magnets). We installed some store-bought magnets as the grooves are still there to do so: one in the flap, one in the frame.
I have 2 of these in my house and I love them. My only complaint is I have 2 young, strong cats and a dog that seems to think that their his own personal windows and the lock on this isn't very solid. We are currently renovating our home and sometimes have to shut all 4 of our boys in our room so we don't have to worry about them getting underfoot or running out the door and a few times the lock has been forced and the cats get out. I often just put something heavy in front of the door (a sheet of drywall is my go to)