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3 Reasons Why You Need Dog Ramps For a Healthy and Happy Pooch

a large dog getting out of a pick up truck using a ramp

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Whether you have small dogs or big breed dogs, senior dogs or puppies who need assistance you might consider giving them a ramp.

Dogs are known for their loyalty and constant companionship. They can also be a stress reliever after a hard day’s work and they also have a therapeutic effect just by spending time with them. Having a dog also means sharing your home to a canine friend. This means giving them access to your furniture, beds, and cars. What we mean access is by making it easy for them to go off and on their favourite high spots inside the house.

Ramps for dogs and even cats are used by many families for allowing their dog, cat, or other pet to get on the different pieces of furniture. If you think pet ramps only benefit your dog, think again! It’s a necessity for their daily life and yours as well.

Here are 3 reasons why:

  1. Access Equals Happiness

Many small pets are simply too small to jump onto couches, chairs, and their owner’s very tall beds. Giving them access to their favourite higher places gives them freedom and happiness and a happy dog means a happy pet parent!

  1. Care For Your Health

Age is but a number but sometimes, even if our mind says we’re still capable our body does the opposite. As your pets get older you grow old with them too and you might notice that you’re already having back issues that limit you from bending over easily to pick up your dog or cat every time they beckon to get on the bed. That’s when pet ramps can save you.  

  1. Reduce Doggy Health Issues

Know this. Disc disease is common on most dogs, especially dogs who are independent and don’t want to rely on their pet parent’s assistance in getting on and off a couch or car. By using pet steps or ramps, your pets are able to alleviate the pain to their back and legs caused by jumping which will allow them to be more independent and comfortable. This reduction in back and leg strain equals a reduction in the number of vet visits. See? It does not only saves you money, but it also reduces the risk of disc disease for your dogs.

So, you’ve decided to get a ramp for your fur baby. Now you’re thinking, “what kind of ramp?”.  

In choosing a ramp, there are a lot of things to consider but here’s a quick guide to help you.

Ramps for Small Dogs

Let’s face it: we’re not getting any younger and bad backs make it difficult to pick up our favourite pups.  Portable ramps for small dogs reduce the need for constant bending. A dog ramp like the Travelling Pooch Ezy-Ramp Pet Ramp gives your dog the liberty to climb the stairs or couch without your assistance while giving you freedom from back strain!

Ramps for Large Dogs

The invention of the telescoping dog ramp for vehicles has made many happy dog co-pilots once again. These dog ramps were specifically built for allowing your large dog to get in your vehicle safely, whether it’s a short car or a tall SUV. A ramp like the Heeve 1.8m Folding Aluminium Dog Ramp, 110kg Capacity takes just a few extra seconds to use. Just extend the ramp, let your dog walk safely into your car, close the ramp, and put it back into its place inside your car.  When not in use, it features a fold-away design that makes storage much easier. Take advantage of its compact size and conveniently store it anywhere in your home or even have it handy in your vehicle!

So, is it a good idea to use pet ramps for your dogs?  The answer is YES if you truly want what is best for your favourite pet and for your own physical and mental well-being

Check out and you can very conveniently place an online order for pet ramps. You can and should compare the various models so you will have an idea about the pricing and benefits offered. Lastly, when purchasing a ramp, ensure that the pet ramp that you choose comes with a manufacturer's warranty.

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