There’s no denying that there are plenty of different dog ramps on the market today, many offering great value for money, easy to use and fabulous quality.
Take a look at our fabulous selection of dog ramps and steps – we’ve got plenty to fit the bill.
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Buying a dog ramp is something which many dog owners hope they’ll never have to do but with time, illness and dogs living longer than ever many people eventually decide that it’s time to give nature a helping hand … the majority of them can’t believe what a difference it makes and wish they’d done it months of even years sooner. Once your beloved pooch is used to using his ramp (they do adapt remarkably quickly) it will enable you to take them on car journeys without them – or you – taking the strain. There are other uses for dog ramps too …
So how can you decide which type of dog ramp is going to suit your needs?
Ramps or Steps
Both are available and both have their uses.
- Pet steps can be particularly handy in the lounge or bedroom to give a small dog with short legs the necessary route to the sofa or the bed. In these situations a ramp may stick out too far and cause a hazard for anyone walking around the room.
- Ramps are fabulous for helping your dog to get in and out of the car without jumping or straining joints and muscles. They also fold more compactly than steps for easy storage in the boot of the car so that you can take them with you for easy access at both ends of the journey.
What To Look For When Buying Dog Ramps
- Make sure that your ramp is sturdy enough to support your dog.All dog ramps have a maximum weight capacity so if you own a Rottweiler with a tasting for biscuits then you need to make sure that your dog ramp will be able to support him.
- Light and easy to handle.The lighter and easier it is to handle your pet ramp the more likely you are to use it.
- Foldaway for easy storage. The majority of people buy dog ramps to enable them to load and unload their dogs into the car for walks or other trips. This means that the dog ramp should be able to fit easily into the boot or the seat of the car so check out not only the open dimensions but also the folded dimensions of your chosen ramp.
- Non slip surface.This is one of the biggest complaints which owners have about dog ramps. Choose a ramp which has good grip on the slope so that the dog will not slip when climbing in or out of the car. Remember that you may have to use the ramp in wet weather conditions too.
- Stability in use.You need the ramp to stay solid and secure on the boot of the car (without causing any damage) and for the foot of the ramp to stay put to give your pet confidence.