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Our top tips when you get a cat flap installed

In our many years of experience in cat flap fitting, we've picked up some helpful tips. Now we want to share them with you so if you want to get some useful cat flap tips keep reading...

We fit various varieties of cat flaps and pet doors in London, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Peterborough, and the rest of the UK.


Make sure your cat is comfortable with the new cat flap

Before installing the cat flap, it's a good idea to get your cat acquainted with it. We recommend placing the cat flap near your pet's food. Your cat will now become accustomed to using the cat flap. Cats are naturally curious, so they will come over and inspect the new cat flap. If you have a microchip cat flap, this is great because you can programme it to their chip before installing it in the door or window. 

Consider where the Pet Door should be placed

Pet Doors may be fitted in both doors and windows, providing you with a lot of options when it comes to where you want to put the cat flap. Your cat may be more mobile than you realise, and some windows are commonly disregarded because people believe the cat will not be able to scale them. 

Installing a pet door in a location that opens out into a covered part of your garden is always a good idea. When your pet enters and exits the house, they will want to feel safe.

Your Pet's Height 

Fitting your cat flap 20cm from the floor's bottom is recommended. We've found that in our experience, this is the optimal height for installing the cat flap. If you need to raise the cat flap, try adding stairs on either side to make it easier for your cat to get in and out.  

Raining Cats & Dogs  

It will be easier for your cat to learn to utilise their new pet door when the weather is nice. You may need to prop the Pet Door open for a bit after it's been installed to help your pet become acclimated to it.

We are cat lovers and skilled cat flap installers; I hope this information helps you decide where to build a cat flap; if you need cat flap installation or guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us using the details below.

Speak with a member of our team or visit our live chat feature

Please contact us soon on 0330 133 1655 to chat with our staff in London, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Peterborough, or anywhere else in the UK. Alternatively, you can get a quote via our contact form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.