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Let the Dog and the Air in with a Screen Pet Door

Posted in Pet Products with tags , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2009 by exigentbarker

If you own a pet door, you know how much easier and more convenient they make your life. Pet doors have been around for a long time and in recent years have evolved into a wide selection of different styles and install types to suffice a vast variety of living situations and personal preferences. Some people prefer a pet door that can be installed in their homes through a wall or a door; others don’t want cut holes in their houses and prefer a window pet door or a patio pet door. Having such options make it very easy to find a pet door that fits your needs. A great pet door option that often goes overlooked is the screen pet door. Screen pet doors have many features that are desirable for people who don’t want to modify their doors or walls, yet still want their windows and patio doors to remain fully functional. Many patio pet doors are very bulky and can take up most of the patio door opening and window pet doors virtually take up the whole window, which can be an inconvenience for people that don’t have many windows or patio doors in their dwelling. They install directly into your existing screen so they take up very minimal space, and when installed in a screen door they do not affect the opening and closing feature of the sliding screen door. Security Boss Manufacturing has developed a very innovative high quality screen pet door that is unmatched by any other screen pet door. The Security Boss screen pet door is constructed of heavy duty aluminum that will not bend or disfigure over time like cheaper, lower quality screen pet doors tend to do. If you are worried about your pet ripping the pet screen have no fear as the Security Boss screen pet door is equipped with a Textilene Super Screen specially designed to resist scratches, tears and general pet abuse. These Screen pet doors are not just made for sliding screen doors as they can be mounted in screen porches, storm door screens and sun rooms as well as sliding doors, making them a very versatile pet door option. On top of all these great features, you can easily install the pet door by yourself and more importantly the Security Boss screen door is very inexpensive!

Don’t just give up on purchasing a pet door because you can’t install it into your door or through your wall. There are many different choices and styles of pet doors which you may find adequate for your need. If you are looking for high quality pet door to install in a screen I would highly recommend the Security Boss screen pet door.

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Custom Made Pet Doors

Posted in Pet Products with tags , , , , , , , on February 27, 2009 by exigentbarker

Have you purchased and installed a pet door that you are not completely satisfied with? If so, you most likely went online without doing any research and purchased the cheapest door you could find. Now you find yourself in a major predicament, you have a pet door that provides less insulation than a piece of paper would! From this point you have few options to choose from, you could take out the pet door, spend hundreds of dollars getting the hole fixed, then have to deal with the hassle of letting your pet in and out of the house once again. Your second option would be to just keep the door you purchased and suffer the loss of heat and air conditioning, which could cost you an arm and a leg over time. Both of these options either cost you time, money or both. Thankfully there is a more effective way to fix this problem. You can install a high quality MaxSeal pet door that is custom made to fit the existing hole in your door or wall! Most people associate custom products with outrageously high prices and long periods of time for fabrication, however, the custom MaxSeal door prices are very comparable to the standard MaxSeal prices and they only take 3-5 days to fabricate. The MaxSeal door frames are made of heavy duty aluminum so they will not crack or get chewed apart over time. The flaps of the MaxSeal door are nylon reinforced vinyl flaps that are UV treated and weatherizes so they will not shrink, yellow or crack. MaxSeal doors equipped with dual flaps provide twice the insulation of dual pane glass! Making the MaxSeal door the best in the pet door industry.

Aside from all of its high quality components, the MaxSeal door will look very nice in your home as well. With 10 powder coated color options you are sure to find one that matches well with your wall or door.

A Custom MaxSeal pet door as you can see is a great option if you are replacing an existing pet door, but that’s not all. Custom MaxSeal doors are also good for abnormal sized pets that need very tiny or very large pet openings. These doors are perfect for animals with hip and joint issues as well. It is even possible to get a MaxSeal custom door made to fit in your French doors!

Watch those Hips!

Posted in Pet Health Issues with tags , , , , , , on February 24, 2009 by exigentbarker

Hip dysplasia is a very common and unfortunate part of many older, larger dogs’ lives. Though this disease is most common with larger dogs, it can still be found in medium size dogs and rarely even in small dogs. Hip dysplasia results from abnormal development of the hip joints in young dogs and most researchers have concluded that they believe it to be a genetic disease. However, obesity and over exercising can be factors as well. The symptoms of this disease for the most part are very noticeable, and in most cases can be detected in the early stages. You may notice that your dog seems very sore after or even during exercise, it is common for the dog to show signs of stiffness in the hind legs and hop gingerly as they run. For many dog owners it is very difficult for them to watch their pet fight the pain caused by hip dysplasia day in and day out, and unfortunately there is no magical medication to make it go away. Surgical procedures can be performed, but there are many limitations and the surgery can be extremely expensive. One of the best ways to prolong the mobility of a dog affected by displasia, is to make everyday activities as easy and painless as possible for your dog. Thankfully there are many products available that can assist you in doing this. Many dog owners have installed doggy doors in their homes to make their lives easier, but are these doors safe for dogs with hip dysplasia? The answer is yes, as long as the owner has carefully considered available pet opening sizes and rise heights of the door when it was purchased. Pet doors that are too small or have a rise height that is too high can affect your dogs joints in a negative way. Therefore it is important to think of these factors when purchasing a pet door to make your dogs life easier. In order for your dog to be comfortable using its pet door you should consider a door with a large pet opening. This will ensure that your dog wont feel like it has to squeeze through the door and the dog will transition inside/outside with ease. The rise height of the pet door is also a key factor. You want to make sure that the dog doesn’t have to step over a mountain to get through the door! Typically mounting the pet door as low to the ground as possible is best for dogs with hip dysplasia, however you must also consider how tall the pet door is so your dog doesn’t have to duck to get under the top frame of the pet door to get through. Because hip dysplasia is more common in larger breed dogs, you may have to get a door custom made to be large enough. Security Boss Manufacturing has created a very high quality insulated pet door called the MaxSeal, this door can be ordered in custom sizes and is a great option for those with dogs that suffer from dysplasia. Other options for simplifying your dogs everyday activities are also available. Installing pet gates at the entrance of stairways will to make sure that your dog is not going up and down steps when not necessary. Using pet ramps to load your dog into your vehicle can help as well.

Dogs of all ages can be affected by this disease and in some severe cases the dog could be as young as five months old. The earlier in your pets life that you notice symptoms of hip dysplasia, the earlier you can fight the disease by utilizing products that are made to make your dogs life easier.