Whether you're looking to buy or learn more about dog ramps, you've come to the right place. Dog ramps and car ramps are a necessity for pet parents. They're a better alternative than dog stairs. Dog stairs still force your dog to hop up and down, straining their backs.
Dog ramps are a slanted, high traction walking surface that allows easy access from the floor to an elevated area such as the couch or the bed. Its non-slip surface prevents slipping as well as provides mobility and helps reduce the stress dogs place on their spines when jumping on and off furniture and high places.
Why is jumping so bad? Repetitive vertical leaps and jumps will cause trauma from torn ligaments and injuries to the spine and extremity joints. With that in mind, learn more about dog ramps and why they are essential for dogs!
Pet stairs are better than jumping on and off furniture or beds, but they still require effort and stress on the dog’s joints. On the contrary, dog ramps and car ramps allow your dog to walk the ramp with significantly less stress placed on the joints.
Even though your pup or adult dog has never had a problem jumping on and off furniture, years of jumping are causing trauma to their spines.
Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a common condition characterized by the breakdown (degeneration) of one or more of the discs that separate the bones of the spine (vertebrae), causing pain in the back or neck and frequently in the legs and arms.
It is a condition that impacts small dogs to medium-sized dog breeds. A specific dog breed, Dachshunds, has a higher risk of developing this debilitating condition. About one in four will suffer from IVDD.
This is because Dachshunds’ elongated bodies come with a special spine. The breed has discs between all its vertebrae along its long back that act as cushions.
Yes, even large dogs need help. While it puts less stress on their spines when they jump on and off high places, years of impact can cause trauma. Additionally, old dogs suffer from bone and hip issues, just like humans. So, using a ramp will greatly reduce the chances of injury to them.
Alpha Paw’s PawRamps can be ordered online. We offer two types of ramps: PawRamp for the home, and car ramp for the road. Pet parents don't think about the strain they put on their backs lifting their dogs, but it does happen. Whether you travel a lot or stay close to home, having a pet ramp is essential.
You can purchase a dog ramp from Alpha Paw's website.
It depends on your needs. If you need a ramp for your bed or couch, the PawRamp is great. There are two options for the home. The PawRamp full (best for bed or couch) and the PawRamp lite (best for the couch). If you need one to help your dog into your car or truck, the CarRamp is perfect.
The dog ramps fold easily, are extremely durable, with adjustable height options that can reach places such as a high bed, and because it's foldable, it makes for easy storage.
The PawRamp is $109, and the Car Ramp is $149 each. Alpha Paw ramps are made with high-quality, durable wood. While a wooden ramp may be more on the expensive side, vet bills will be much higher. With a pet ramp, mobility issues can be prevented along with joint issues.