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kitten dog flap help

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by jon342, Aug 22, 2013.


  1. jon342

    jon342 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi i have a new 9 week old kitten we have had him for about a week and he is currently kept in one room when we are home we will let him come into the living room with us providing he is supervised the problem is we would like him to have free roam of the house but we have a dog flap for our dog and older cat and we are worried he will use it is there anything we can do to stop him using this
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    jon342 PetForums Newbie

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    Anyone please??
     
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    HoneyFern PetForums VIP

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    The only way to stop him using the flap would be to lock/cover it and let your other cat and dog in and out yourself.
     
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    spid PetForums VIP

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    Get a microchip activated cat flap - or a magnetic one that works on a magnetic on the cats collar - but you will still have to watch carefully as they can sneak through when the other cat is coming in or out.

    I don't have a flap for this very reason - I let the dog in and out when I want.
     
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    jon342 PetForums Newbie

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    Thankyou but does anyone know where i can get one that will be big enough for our border collie as i can only find ones big enough for tiny dogs and cats
     
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    spid PetForums VIP

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    A door?????
     
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    jon342 PetForums Newbie

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    We will not be in the house constantly? We like our animals to have free roam and leave as they please
     
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    petergettins PetForums Senior

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    I'm not sure anyone makes them that big, if you google it, you'll come across forums where people are asking a similar question & most people are saying they'll only fit small dogs.
     
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    Jiskefet Slave to the Hairy Hikers

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    You could email Petporte and ask them if they do micorchip-activated flaps for bigger dogs....
     
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    spid PetForums VIP

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    Even your dog?

    Wow - mine is an escape artist - given the opportunity she would be over the 8 ft fence and away once bored - and at night? Night time is when most cats get run over (even in the depths of the countryside) and so that is when it is recommended to keep them in.

    However, your call. But I don't think they do dog flaps that big - could you make something? Buy a microchip cat flap and take the working s out and put into a home made larger flap - shouldn't be too difficult.
     
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    jon342 PetForums Newbie

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    We have checked our garden so that there is no gaps for our dog to escape out of we have had our cat for around 9 years now and she tends to stay away from cars and sticks with the fields we have a big dog flap but it isn't electronic
     
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    No gaps for mine either but she can jump/ climb 8ft fences - you are lucky yours stays in the garden only, I wouldn't trust mine at all.
     
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