A set of dog steps can give your dog a new lease of life and independance.
Perfect for small breeds, puppies and senior dogs.
Did you know that you can now buy mobility steps for your dog or cat? Just like humans, some dogs when they get older begin to suffer from leg, joint and hip problems. Everyday things like jumping up on to the sofa, on to your bed or just getting into the back of the car can be quite painful for them. Even for dogs that have just had surgery a set of mobility dog steps or stairs can make all the difference.
Some small breeds of dog may need the use of step stair system on a daily basis. Their little legs are just not powerful enough for them to leap up or jump down from a chair. They may be agile and healthy but just can’t jump up to your level and picking them up all the time will not only frustrate them but it may cause strain or damage to you too. A set of dog steps will allow them to join you when they wish to.
All dogs like spending time with their loving owners and want to be able to come up and join you when you are relaxing. That’s why lots of dogs spend a great deal of their day constantly jumping up onto the sofa or bed just to be with you. Even puppies can benefit from these step mobility solutions which are designed specifically for pets. A puppies bones and joints are still growing and mobile steps will cause less impact on their vulnerable joints when jumping up.
It’s not just about jumping up. Jumping down from a height also has a big impact on your dog or cat’s legs, hips and joints, especially if they are not as sprightly as they used to be. Jumping down from a sofa, chair or the car can be a painful action for the less mobile cat or dog.
Dog steps are also great for pregnant dogs who, being on the heavy side, may need some help getting about the house.
Just like dog strollers, pet mobility steps are a great way to ease the way of life of your dog or cat. Without them your pet would simply give up trying to jump up and be with you, causing them to spend the majority of the time on the floor separated from their loving owners.
If you happen to use a dog stroller outdoors becuase of your dog’s mobility issues then a set of dog steps are also a great for inside the home. A set of dog stairs are also perfect for your dog to use to get in and out of their dog stroller, instead of you picking them up all the time. Dogs love to be independant and if they can get in and out of their stroller on their own then you are improving their well being and making them less dependant on you. It’s also good on you and your back!
If your dog has more serious medical issues with their legs, joints or hips then perhaps a mobility ramp may be a wiser choice. Read our article on ‘Dog Mobility Ramps for the home and car’ for more advice.
But before you purchase a mobility step for your dog or cat, there are some factors to consider to ensure that it solves your dog’s mobility problems.