If you have indoor/outdoor kitties and you use a cat door, have you ever walked into the kitchen to find the neighbor’s cat chowing down? Or maybe even some other kind of critter? That’s the problem with regular cat doors, they let the whole neighborhood in.
I’ve seen cat doors that are activated by a tag that kitty wears on her collar, but this is even better. The SureFlap cat door is activated by your cat’s microchip, so there are no collars or tags to loose. Easy to install in any door or wall, you simply set the SureFlap to recognize your cat’s microchip ID (it can memorize up to 32 IDs!) and then when kitty approaches the door it automatically unlocks. You can also manually lock the door to allow cats to enter only, exit only, or prevent both entering and exiting. The system is battery operated and includes a low battery indicator when it’s time to change the batteries.
Another interesting use of the SureFlap is to limit access to certain areas of your house for specific cats. Just install a SureFlap on an interior door or wall and program it for the cats who are allowed to access the area. This could be used to allow only certain cats access to special food while others are kept out.
The SureFlap was invented in the UK and is now being distributed in North America for the first time. It is available in Canada at veterinary clinics and pet supply stores and both Canadian and US residents can order online at www.sureflap.ca. The cat door itself sells for $189 CAD. Additional accessories include tunnel extenders used to mount the door in thicker doors or walls, for $20 CAD each, and a mount adapter, which is needed for installing in a window or wall, for $26 CAD.
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