Cat Stairs, Steps & Ramps

Cat stairs, steps & ramps for cats are a great alternative for cats familiar with, and agile enough to use, human stairs. When shopping for pet steps for cats, consider the rise or height of each step. The cat stairs you purchase should be similarly sized to your home steps. Cats prefer deep steps, that are roomy for easy maneuverability. Pet stairs for cats can take up less space than dog stairs, which makes them more ideal for smaller rooms. The primary benefit to cat steps is that they provide an easy way to get up and down from beds, sofas, chairs, even cat trees, and many other high spots in your household. If your feline friend is in her senior years, jumping may be too painful for her joints. Cat stairs from Pet Gear can ease the pressure on your precious pet's joints, making it easier for her to enjoy cuddling with you in bed or on the sofa. The Armarkat Pet Steps in Ivory are the perfect steps for your cat. Your cat can play, scratch, sleep, exercise and climb with this stylish cat staircase. Solvit Cat Steps are portable and easily stored thanks to their bi-fold functionality. Simply pull out your Solvit pet ramp when your kitty's ready to climb in or out of your bed or car, then fold it back up for easy storage. For shorter distances, consider the Pet Gear Easy Pet Step. This single step makes shorter distances even easier to climb. Whether you are looking for stylish cat steps for your pretty kitty, or a ramp for your senior cat, Chewy has all of the cat supplies you need. With great deals on products like cat treats, automatic cat feeders, cat litter boxes and cat houses, Chewy's online pet store has all of your shopping needs covered!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cat Stairs, Steps & Ramps

What are cat steps?

Cat steps are small stairs you can get to make it easier for your cat to get onto couches, bed and other perches around the house. They are helpful for older or injured cats and can sometimes be useful for kittens, too. Choose cat steps or stairs that aren't too steep or high and make sure they are sturdy and provide a good grip as your cat climbs them. Many are covered in padded fabric or carpet to make them more comfortable to use.

How far apart should cat steps be?

Cat steps should not be so far apart that your cat has trouble climbing them. Cat stairs that are 5-7 inches high and roughly the same depth should work well for most kitties, however the size and ability of your cat may mean she needs shorter or deeper steps for safety and comfort. Many cats do prefer deeper steps of up to 10 inches, so you may want to choose those if your cat seems reluctant to use ones with a shorter tread. Try a few types of cat steps to see which ones work best for your cat.

Will my cat use the stairs?

Many cats will use stairs and enjoy being able to get onto furniture more easily. Some cats do not like stairs, or they may be afraid to use them at first. Try coaxing your cat onto each step with a treat so she can learn to use them confidently. It may take your cat a few days to get used to using new cat stairs, but most cats eventually warm up to them and like the new freedom they allow.

Are steps or ramps better for cats?

Steps or ramps can both work well for cats, and neither is objectively better overall. Cats who are afraid to use steps or those with more serious mobility issues may prefer a ramp, but other cats will prefer stairs to ramps every time. If you are unsure whether to get cat steps or a cat ramp, try getting both to see which one your cat prefers. Whichever one you choose, be sure to pick a sturdy model that offers a good grip, with a rise or incline that is not too steep for your cat's abilities.