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One commonly asked question from many dog owners is “Does my dog need a pet ramp?”. This question primarily comes from dog owners of small breeds (take Dachshunds for example), medium/large breeds or senior dogs who are looking for more joint support as they get older.
Today, we’re answering that commonly asked question while providing extra information including how to pick the right dog ramp, what to look for and some helpful and exciting features of our newest White Indoor Pet Ramp.
Let’s begin by answering the “Does my dog need a pet ramp?” question. Below are some examples/situations where an indoor dog ramp would be ideal for your dog:
If any of the above resonated with you, then you probably do need an indoor dog ramp for your pup! But, how do you know what kind of indoor pet ramp to get? Let’s dive into what to look for in an indoor pet ramp next!
When choosing an indoor dog ramp for your pup, there are a few questions to ask yourself first:
Now that we’ve covered those important questions, let’s talk about a few more important features to look for in an indoor dog ramp:
When looking for ramps for dogs to get on the bed or couch, you want to make sure the ramp has a high traction surface to prevent your dog from slipping. Many indoor dog ramps have a carpet tread that allows your dog to easily grip while they are walking up on the incline.
When choosing a bedside dog ramp, you want to make sure that the width of the indoor dog ramp provides enough room for your pet to walk on. The best way to confirm the width is to add a few inches from the widest part of your dog’s body (think shoulders).
If the ramp is too narrow, you run the risk of your dog falling off which no dog owner wants! If you’re a dog owner of a longer small breed like a Dachshund or Corgi, choose a dog ramp that runs a bit wider so they have enough room to turn around.
Every dog ramp provides measurements on each product page, making it easy to know if the indoor pet ramp is too small for your dog!
Finding an indoor dog ramp that accurately matches your furniture height is crucial. If the indoor dog ramp is set at its maximum height and there’s still a good amount of space for your dog to cover in order to reach the furniture surface, the ramp is too short. When it’s too short, unwanted stress can occur on your dog’s joints.
Now that we’ve covered everything to look for in an indoor dog ramp, we had to share more information about our newest product, the Carlson Pet Products White Indoor Pet Ramp! This indoor dog ramp has many great features including:
If your dog has never used an indoor dog ramp before, here are 3 basic steps for introducing your dog to their very first indoor pet ramp:
Once they’ve gained more confidence to walk on it at the incline it needs to be set at, reward your dog and encourage them to use it in the future!
Do you feel more confident looking for an indoor dog ramp for your pup? We hope so! If you have any questions on the information shared above, send your questions over Instagram and we’ll get our best dogs on it!