If you have a tiny dog, a pet that is recovering from injuries or surgery, or a senior pal in your household, dog steps and ramps might be worth looking into. Pups with small legs need a little extra help sometimes getting to their favorite spots around the house or climbing into the car. And when pets get older, jumping up into chairs and onto beds might be a bigger challenge than before if they tend to have stiff joints. Keeping around a set of steps for dogs or a dog ramp can make all the difference to your faithful companion. Indoor pet stairs provide easy access to sofas, chairs and beds. They give your pet a sense of independence and confidence because he won't have to rely on your help. He'll be able to reach the places he needs to when you're not at home and installing a dog gate will make sure he doesn't get into places he shouldn't! Dog steps come in different heights with two, three or four steps depending on your needs. Some can be adapted from one size to another, like the Gen7Pets Conversion Deluxe Wood 3 Step Pet Stair that easily converts to a two-step model by removing the top step. It all depends on the size of your dog and where he wants to go. All steps for dogs are built to be sturdy and durable to provide support without shaking or tipping over. Different types can hold varying weights, so be sure to check the description or give Chewy a call to make sure you get the right set. To keep your pup from slipping, each step is covered with soft carpet pads or a non-slip fabric that's easy on the paws. Some dog steps even have built-in side rails for safety, like Solvit PupSTEP Plus Pet Stairs. And most have rubber grips on the bottom for stability. As far as design goes, you'll find that steps for dogs come in décor-friendly neutral colors. For those that prefer the look of real furniture, Solvit PupSTEP Wood Pet Stairs have a rich walnut finish, and Mr. Herzher's Warm Cherry Decorative Pet Steps are made with solid wood in a cherry finish. But what about when you're traveling with your pet? A dog ramp can be kept in any vehicle so your canine buddy can get in and out with ease. Ramps come in several different lengths, but all of them are made for portability with built-in handles and a compact design that allows them to fold flat for storage. In your search for the best dog ramp, look for one that supports your pet's weight range, has a soft or non-slip surface, is lightweight, and includes rubber feet to prevent the ramp from slipping. Solvit Deluxe Telescoping Pet Ramp has all of these things, and it slides out to make it adjustable for high or low surfaces. Pet Gear Free-Standing Extra Wide Carpeted Pet Ramp is great for pet parents who want a dog ramp that can be used in the home or for accessing vehicles. With all of the choices for dog steps and ramps that you can find on Chewy, there's no excuse for not finding the perfect one for your pet. We'll even deliver it right to your door with fast shipping, so there's no stress or hassles getting it home for your pet to start enjoying. So whether you need more dog food, some dog toys, a new dog house or just some more dog treats Chewy's online pet store is sure to have all of the best dog supplies. So, be sure to shop Chewy today for great deals!
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Steps, Stairs & Ramps
What are the best stairs for dogs?
The best stairs for dogs will depend on the size, age and condition of your pup and on the application you’re using them for. Car stairs and ramps will need to be highly portable and easy to clean, with a non-slip surface and adequate width. For indoor stairs, you may want to choose softer surfaces or materials that blend into your décor.
Are stairs or ramps better for dogs?
Ramps are better for dogs with mobility issues and also for puppies, who sometimes don’t know what to do when they encounter stairs! The rise on stairs might be also too high for puppies or very small dogs. Stairs are usually more compact than ramps, however, and they generally work well for healthy dogs and larger ones, too.
Can I use dog stairs for cars?
You can use dog stairs for cars, but ramps are usually the go-to for autos because they fold easily and compactly for travel. Ramps can also accommodate variable heights—great for high SUV cargo areas and for switching between cars with different step-in heights