Health factors can interfere with a pet's mobility. When pets are physically restricted from jumping on furniture or getting into vehicles and lifting is a problem for their owners, dog ramps and stairs can make most areas attainable.
Step Right Up!
Has Fluffy gone flabby and can't jump up on furniture or into vehicles? Perhaps arthritis or hip dysplasia has impaired movement. More than half of dogs suffer from these conditions. Dog ramps and stairs help animals remain interactive with their families.
Some breeds are susceptible to joint and spine injuries because of short legs or long spines. Regardless of age, when a dog jumps from any height, the impact landing causes stress on hips, back, legs and shoulders. Dog ramps and dog stairs can eliminate damage.
Animals do not recognize handicaps and immediately compensate for their losses. Dog ramps and stairs help them remain independent. The ultimate device to reinstate mobility is a dog ramp. Angled properly, the animal is simply walking at an incline or decline with no impact.
The next best solution is dog stairs. Although there is still impact when descending 2-4 steps, it is a minimal degree. Dog stairs come in colors and styles that blend nicely with decor, while dog ramps fold for storage and some can double for human access into boats and motor homes.
Training Fluffy to use dog ramps and dog stairs is simple: treats to lure up and down and a lot of praise.
Managing the Elements
Dog ramps are beneficial for ailing pets and a valuable preventative for healthy pets. These features are essential.
- Easy handling, lightweight storage, has a handle.
- Safety - non-skid surface/front, rear stabilizer bars, and side railings.
- Weight Capacity - choose a dog ramp rated for your dog's weight and size.