Dog Ramps: Why Do You Need One?

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Pet Ramps: Narrowed the Choice Down To Three  

Whether you have a senior dog or a small dog that needs assistance getting up and down from the couch or bed – at some point you may need to consider a ramp. Ordering a pet ramp for the couch for our senior Dachshund required more research then my husband and I expected.

We started by reading two blog post reviews for Solvi’s Pup STEP Plus Pet Stairs and a review on Chewy for the Gen7Pets Conversion Deluxe Wood 3 Step Pet Stair.

You choose two to three sectionals to reach the height of a couch or bed – and get some quick measurements. Most of the ramps came in several pieces that you can put together like puzzles to create the perfect ramp for your home.

Hours went into researching these two brands, and a third, Royal Ramps which we found from a Google and Amazon search. And later went on to read a review on another blogger’s site that we trust! There are important details including whether or not replacement covers were available if we spill and research from Veterinarians about how to prevent long dogs from jumping on the Royal Ramps site.

The ultimate goal? To get our old doxie up to the ottoman without one of us running to his rescue, and based on the below features we placed an order with Royal Ramps.

Final reasons Royal Ramps was the top choice:

  • Bruiser suffers from disc disease and this brand was highly recommended by other pet owners with dogs that had this issue
  • My dogs really do not want to rely on my help when it comes to getting on and off of the couch, and this ramp appeared sturdy enough that I wouldn’t have to worry when leaving the house
  • Rubber grips are another feature called out along with ramps that lie flat – Royal Ramps offered rubber grips.  We opted not to move ahead with the folding feature though as this felt like a step I wouldn’t find convenient.
  • Oyster brown is a color that matches our furniture so a ramp that blends in with the couch and ottoman is criteria I hoped we could meet. They had color options that match most couches.
  • The testimonials from Veterinarians were legitimate based on the research I conducted with my own Vet and tech colleagues.

Five stars: It’s wide enough, sturdy, uses non-slip fabric and can easily be moved from chair to ottoman and upstairs to the bed. The ramp is not only living up to our expectations but removed a lot of anxiety when our doxie would jump to the floor without warning about three times a day!

www.RoyalRamps.com – Check them out!

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There are 4 Comments

  1. Emma says:

    Thanks for the mention 🙂 We have had several different stair options and found these Royal Ramps to be the most useful as they are easy to move around, lightweight, and you can “build” them as you need them. The covers were easy to clean too. Glad you found them and like them! We know those long backs need protection! We are not supposed to jump around here, but my sisters have trouble following that rule at times.

    • Absolutely! Your post inspired me to finally start researching all the options available. I really like how light weight they are since I move them around all the time. Yea I tried to train no jumping and well that didn’t go very well! Thank you!

  2. Cathy Armato says:

    It’s so great that you did this research, Christy! Thanks for pointing out the important features to look for in a ramp for senior dogs.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

    • Absolutely! I needed to find a good solution for old Bruisy and it needed to be light enough to move around! I’m glad there were some nuggets in here that are helpful!

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