A dog ramp is an inclined plane set on the ground used by dogs for going up or down an elevated area. It is useful for older dogs who have decreased physical agility and those that are finding it harder to climb stairs, board cars, or climb onto beds. It can also be used by small dogs or puppies that cannot climb or jump onto higher surfaces by themselves. It is also an exercise equipment, helping dogs stay more active and healthy.
Types of Dog Ramps
Kinds of Dog Ramps include the following:
Indoor dog ramp
An indoor dog ramp is typically made of wood.
It is sturdy enough to get a dog onto a couch, into a bed, or into a grooming tub.
Telescoping dog ramp
A telescoping dog ramp is usually made of aluminum, polyethylene, and fiberglass.
It is adjustable in length; it simply slides in and out and locks or unlocks in place.
It can be used indoors and outdoors.
It can be retracted into a compact size, making it easy to store.
Folding dog ramp
A folding dog ramp is a portable ramp that simply swings open in a second.
It is ideal for traveling.
Choosing Dog Ramps (Buying tips)
Weight capacity: Look for a dog ramp with a weight capacity rating double your dog's weight for sturdiness and stability.
Traction: Choose a dog ramp with a nonslip surface for traction.