The main use you may have for a microchip cat flap would be to selectively allow your own pets in and out of your house. A microchip cat flap could also be used as an entry to an outdoor pet house, to allow your pet in and out but prevent other animals from gaining access.
Microchip pet feeder
In the same spirit, you may want only one of your pets access to some food, as it may contain medicine or be specifically required for one of your pets. A box with a microchip cat flap could be placed over it, to provide this selective access.
In short, these microchip pet doors are very versatile and give you peace of mind and security and provide protection and a sense of freedom for your beloved family pets.
Microchip cat flaps are often ‘four way locking’. This means you have control of all four combinations on whether to allow entry in or out through the cat flap. These different locking settings include manual locking and preventing your pet from leaving if they need to go to the vet. This is also very useful if you would like to keep your pets in at night and further protect them from foxes, neighbours pets and strays. I know how worrying it can be seeing your cats in the morning with cuts and scratches.
Some microchip cat flaps have additional features you may find especially useful to you. A timer control allows you to set the time when the cat flap is locked and unlocked. This is great if you want to lock the microchip cat flap at night and are worried you might forget now and again. The extra piece of mind of your pets being safe at night without having to think about locking them in, is fantastic!
Dualscan microchip cat flaps
There are microchip cat flaps that are able to scan on both inside and outside, and are sometimes called ‘dual scan’. These dual scan microchip cat flaps allow you to choose which of your pets can leave through the microchip pet door. These is a real step up from the four way locking and the timer control and is so useful if there is one pet in particular you want to keep in your home. You might want to get a dual scan microchip cat flap if you have a particularly sneaky cat who doesn’t like going to the vet!
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