Why does my older cat hate cat doors?
(Spring Hill, FL US)
I have an older cat around 16. He's still pretty spry but has never been a climber. We used to let him and our other cat out in our fenced back yard and he never left, just liked to inspect and chase things. Neither of them had any desire to leave.
About 6 years ago we moved into a larger home in which we installed a cat flap (plastic) in the garage door and another in our living room onto our screened porch where we have a 3 cat door (metal).
My same elder cat now flat out refuses to go through the plastic flaps but will go out the metal flap. My ex used to open doors for him so I'm not gonna deny he trained him to be his door man. I'm just not gonna do it and wonder what his issue is?