This is my second attempt at getting my 2 8 pound, 6 year old Shorkies to use stairs/ramp. The first attempt was actual wide steps. Neither would use the steps, actually terrified them. Now these foam steps/ramp are more successful. After 4 days my little boy goes down on his own and will come up with coaxing. His sister will NOT go up at all but will go down with assistance. I got these because she had a broken leg last month and really needs to use a method other than jumping. Hopefully, she will eventually use these steps/ramp all the time. I strongly recommend training your fur babies to use a method other than jumping up on furniture early on.
I bought these stairs for my 13 year old Maltipoo who has cataracts. I didn't want to buy steps and ramps were too expensive. So these seemed to be the happy medium. I'm SO glad I did! I will give a heads' up in that the stairs come rolled up and you need to allow time (24-48 hours for it to open up completely). Also, if you have hardwood floors, I suggest you get those non-skid strips because these fabric stairs can slid. I always make sure the back is flush against the side of the bed. Other than that? I love these and Padfoot loves that he can join me on the bed for tummy rubs!
These stairs seem sturdy and well-made. I like that they have a washable covering. They are too short to help a cat to reach most furniture like beds and couches. Also my cat who has a paralyzed led refuses to use them for some reason.
We received this Foam Stair and it was a wrinkled mess. It appeared to be used or something. It is definitely not worth the $70 it cost for this thing. Our Maltese is almost bigger than these stairs.