5 Things To Look Out For When Buying A Dog Ramp

  • 07/06/2020
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As dog parents you always want what’s best for your fur besties, but that can sometimes be hard to identify. Dog ramps can be highly beneficial to help your little furry ones roam around freely. They help prevent and avoid jumping and forceful landing and can be detrimental to the prevention of certain disabilities tied to excess back pressure that comes with jumping and landing. Considering how many options they are when it comes to ramps and stairs, it can be hard to narrow down what’s best and most beneficial for both you and you pooch. 

To ease the stress with buying a ramp, we’ve gathered the five major things to look for in a dog ramp. 

The Incline

The whole point of a ramp is to help your dog reach higher places they otherwise wouldn’t be able to reach without the ramp. It is important to make sure the ramp has the ability to reach high enough to meet the height of your furniture. Although a few inches off usually don’t have much impact, if it is way too short or way too high it will completely defeat the purpose of the ramp and will still require your pup to jump or land onto a surface. 

Good Grip

A ramp can sometimes be intimidating to some dogs, in that case they need all the reassurance they can get, starting by letting them know that they won’t slide or fall off of it. Making sure a ramp has a nice that helps your pup get up and down without fear is very important. 

Easy Usage And Practical

The whole point of a ramp is to make your life and your pup’s life that much easier, so naturally you don’t want to invest in a ramp that’s going to cost you even more hassle. You want to look for something that's practical to use. I consider that to be a ramp that’s lightweight and easy to carry around, and store. Finding a ramp that has all of these amazing factors would be a dream come true, but don’t worry I got your back, keep reading to find out!

Pawfect Fit

Before purchasing a ramp, take a look at its description to get familiar with its physical makeup. In doing this, you’ll get a good idea of the height of the ramp, the inclines it has, how much weight it can hold up and much more. We recommend a ramp that offers multiple inclines making it more universal. Looking at the big picture, a pawfect ramp should include all of the traits listed above. Would you believe me if I told you that I managed to find such a ramp? Well you should because I did!

The PawRamp From AlphaPaw

The PawRamp, #1 vet recommended dog ramp sold by online pet store AlphaPaw, has it all. First it comes in two different sizes, the full and the lite, to ensure the best fit for your dog. Let’s take a look at what it includes! 

It’s made with marine plywood and pine wood, topped with a quarter-inch thick polyester carpet made for the best and softest gripping. The full is 40 inches by 16 inches compared to the lite that is 32.5 by 14 inches. Additionally, the ramp includes four adjustable heights ranging from 12 to 24 inches high, the lite includes two heights at 12 and 16 inches. The full ramp is best made for beds, couches, and overall higher places. The lite is best for the couch and smaller living spaces, as well as the car. 

This ramp is the only one that includes everything in one. This is just the best ramp paws down!

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