How well do magnetic/electronic pet doors work with multiple pets?
August 10, 2005 2:29 PM Subscribe
Have you had any luck with magnetic or electronic pet doors that let a larger pet come and go, but keep smaller pets in?
posted by liet to Pets & Animals (4 answers total)
Yes, I've seen last year's similar question about a two-cat household
. Nobody really answered the query about the first cat opening the door for the second cat, and that's what I'm concerned about.
We have a medium-sized dog, a Corgie mix who weighs about 30 pounds. Short legs, long body. Before we got the cats, she quite enjoyed her doggy door, but we've kept it closed ever since, as I don't want them to ever experience the joy of the outdoors. The cats are smaller than average, about seven pounds each.
I'm worried that the dog's relative size will give the cats the opportunity to sneak out the door right behind her. Is this a reasonable fear? Have you actually used one of these doors in this situation?