If you’ve just recently got yourself a pet, then you might want to consider making some modifications to your home, your front or back door specifically, in order to accommodate your pet’s potty needs. Some people argue against the small doors meant for pets by claiming they decrease the security of the home against burglars and other intruders. But the facts are, we’ve come a long way in producing doors for pets, and most newer models you’ll find have a lot of security features that ensure your home will stay intact, just like it was until you got your little friend.
But what do pet doors offer for the pet, and why are they deemed necessary by many? It’s quite simple, pet doors offer many benefits for your pet in terms of health, safety, convenience and pet behavior. Let’s get into more detail.
Having your pet refrain from urinating for long time periods can be the cause for urinary tract infections which can then lead to bladder infections and much more. Since pets can’t clearly communicate with us, we typically aren’t able to notice their infections until they become more painful and serious for them. That being said, allowing your pet to go outside and do their thing without you having to intervene in any way definitely helps reduce these risks. Moreover, being able to go outside on their own and stimulate their mind by exploring the outdoors can get them plenty of the much needed exercise. Running around in open, wide spaces can ensure the pet is trim, fit, and calm when inside the house. A little bit of fresh air and sunshine won’t hurt them either!
Potty training can be one of the biggest struggles new pet owners have when keeping a pet inside their home. Even the most well-trained cats and dogs can have accidents, which can be frustrating and inconvenient as an owner. Oftentimes, the pet might want to go outside to potty without any humans in sight, so they’ll try to hold it as much as they can, but sometimes they won’t be able to hold any longer. Moreover, most pets, especially young ones, need extra activity or attention in order to not get bored and go crazy inside the home. Boredom oftentimes leads to disobedience and scratching or chewing house furniture.
Leaving your pet outside in extreme weather conditions can be problematic for your pet, and we’ve heard many stories about pets suffering injuries or even worse, dying from forgetfulness and neglect on their owner’s part. Additionally, Australian wildlife can be a serious danger to your pet if you live in a rural area where venomous snakes and other predators roam freely. Moreover, there have been cases where the pets are trapped inside a house that’s on fire, and they had no way of making it out on their own.