But this forces people to leave the basement door open all the time. Even if it‘s just a tiny bit open, it still might generate some draft and maybe even some odors coming back into the house.
An interior cat door solves this problem so elegantly that you might even wonder why you didn’t think of this ingenious idea earlier. What do you need to know about interior cat doors? Here are some thoughts before you choose the best cat door for your cat and door situation.
First of all it‘s important to distinguish between outdoor cat doors that come with a flap and indoor cat doors that are open holes. It‘s really nothing else than a hole in your door, perfect for medium sized cats. Some interior cat doors come even with a brush, brooming your cats while they move in and out – what most cats of course totally love, as you can imagine.
Among the following list of the Top 3 Indoor Cat Doors you can find different styles and features. They all come finished but are ready to be painted as you wish and as it fits your door style the best.
Generally cats have no problems to get used to interior cat doors. You know how curious cats are, they immediately after installing it go to explore this new thing in their territory and find out within minutes what it‘s good for.
You can find cats even sitting or lying in the cat door, observing their surrounding from this safe and halfway hidden place. And cat doors keep dogs out of their territory, how perfect is that!
All interior cat doors are made to fit standard interior doors with a thickness between 1.25“ and 1.75“. This might be your bedroom door, your laundry door or basement door.
I recommend to let the installation of the interior cat door to professionals, just to make sure that everything will be alright. Well, I definitely would do it, I‘m not a very handy person when it comes to furniture and home installations.
Cathole Interior Cat Door
- Quick and easy „Do It Yourself“ installation
- Interior cat door separated cat‘s litte box from house
- Removable brush
- Assembled size: 9.5“ L x 9.25“ W x 1.5“ H
- Ideal for cats up to 20 lbs.
- Super easy to install. I have a 16lb Ragdoll & he gets through no problem.
- This is so great! We installed it in our laundry room door to keep the dog out of the cat’s food and litter. The cat loves it, and our dog can’t get in there, so it solved our problem perfectly.
- This is perfect! My cats use their new door with no problems. I have one chunky cat and one skinny. The chunky one has no problems getting in and out.
The Kitty Pass Interior Cat Door
- With clean lines that compliments every door perfectly
- Pass-through opening: 7.5“ wide and 6.5“ high
- Ideal for cats up to 20 lbs.
- Easily fits standard interior doors being 1.25“ – 1.75“ thick
- Completely finished in semi gloss white
This is just what we needed to give our cat access to his litter box in the basement. The design is clever and funny.
We bought 2 so we could have a head and a tail on both sides! The cats are happy & it keeps the dogs out of the cat room! I am very satisfied with how it turned out.
Overall I am very please with this passage way (and so is my cat!!) it was reasonably easy to install. My 12lb cat used it right away to get to his cats box in the basement. I should have done this years ago!
Built In Cat Door for Medium & Large Cats
- Cat door with exclusive cat silhouette shape
- Perfect for laundry rooms, bedrooms, basements
- Comes with self-drilling screws
- Fits hollow-core and solid doors
We installed this on an interior hollow core door. Installed easily. Looks great and works well for our 10 pound cat. It would easily work for a large cat as well.
My cats love it! They both fit easily. Now they can quickly duck into the basement whenever there is a thunder storm, a visitor at the door, or when nature calls. And they can still sit on the top step and peer out to see if it’s all clear.
This is very high quality thick plastic. They give you a nice template to follow. My cats figured out how to use it in maybe 2 minutes. Very happy overall and look cute but discreet. Don’t hesitate to buy it.
* Prices are good at the time the article was written, but subject to change without notice.