Pets

What pet door size should you buy?

So you need a door for your little pet, but are not sure what size you need?  Deciding which pet door size to buy can be intimidating once you have made that decision to get one.  Hopefully his page will be helpful in figuring this out!  We want to help!

Use the table below to select the right door for your pet.  Various breeds are listed, and general sizes are also shown.

Pet Door Size

Pet Door Dimensions

Suitable For

Small

6” x 7”

Cats, Chihuahua, Yorkie, Pomeranian, Maltese, Papillon

Medium

8” x 15”

Beagle, Pekingese, Cocker Spaniel, Poodle, Dachshund

Large

10” x 19”

Labrador, Boxer, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Bulldog, Doberman

Extra-Large

12” x 23”

Irish Wolfhound, Great Pyrenees, St. Bernard, Rottweiler, Old English Sheepdog, Great Dane

Have more than one pet? Remember to keep in mind the height of the lowest part of the door that your pet must step over to go through the door.  You need to make sure that the step-over height is low for the smaller pet, while the height of the flap should allow the bigger(in size) pet to get through as well.

Obviously these are generalized suggestions resulting from countless variations in breeds.  One simple idea to determine the proper pet door size is to use a cardboard cut out of the same dimensions as the pet door.  Infographic provided by Endura Flap Pet Doors.

Are you a cat person or a dog person?

Infographic and information provided by PetDoors.com

Initiating a discussion with a pet-lover can be daunting sometimes as the conversation may turn either favorable or hostile. Apart from the minor proportion of people that don’t like pets, our society is mainly categorized into 2 sections, i.e. one having an inclination for dogs and the other having a preference for kitties. According to Sam Gosling, the ideal way to gauge someone’s personality depends on whether they like dogs or cats.

Does being a dog person or a cat person really unveil your character? Let’s find out:

Cat Person

Dog Person

A cat person is independentJust like the cats, their owners are likely to be autonomous and content.  A dog person takes pleasure in companionshipWith a heart full of compassion and benevolence, a dog person can prove to be the best life companion.
A cat person tends to be creative and imaginativeCat people find it easier to come up with original ideas and novel solutions.  A dog person is an efficient plannerDue to their strong sense of duty and self-discipline, a dog person is pragmatic and an effective planner too.
A cat person is witty and sarcasticCat people are likely to have a good sense of humor. They enjoy satires and ironic puns. A dog person is tough-mindedWith their ability to focus more on situations instead of emotions, a dog person tends to possess tough-mindedness.
A cat person is open to new experiencesDue to their curious nature, cat people tend to be more adventurous and courageous. A dog person is sociable and outgoingAccording to Huffington Post, and author Rachael Rettner, a dog person gets comfortable in social gatherings so easily that every individual becomes their best friend.
A cat person could be over-cautious and reservedThey are generally guarded people and have a more cautious approach in life. A dog person is agreeableA dog person is usually altruistic, kind and owns a selfless concern for others’ welfare.
A cat person values affectionCat people often need constant assurances, therefore, the value and cherish endearments. A dog person is loyal and devotedBeing a true friend and protector, a dog person is extremely loyal to his loved ones and will always stand by their side.

We have also created an infographic, so you may share this information with your friends too:

ATTENTION PET LOVERS: HOW TO KEEP A DOG HAPPY IN AN APARTMENT

Apartment living comes with numerous perks, but in many cases, residents have far less space than home owners. When it comes to keeping fido happy, however, there are plenty of ways to make the most of a smaller unit. Appeal to your dog’s animal instincts and embrace crate training, frequent exercise, and strict ground rules to help lay the foundation for a happy and well-adjusted pup. Read on for five tips to help your dog make the most of life in an apartment community and be the best owner you can be!

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