letting your dog on the couch is a bad idea … unless you have a dog ramp

all you need to know about dog ramps

WHY CHOOSE DOGINI DOG RAMPS
Dogs are part of the family

On the bed, on the couch… you want your dog to be with you and they want to be with you! But jumping up and down from furniture is not good for them, it puts strain on their joints and spine.

Dog ramps are part of the furniture

You love your dog and want to take good care of them. Dogini dog ramps provide an easy way for dogs to walk up to the couch or bed. Protect their joints and spine by using a dog ramp.

factors to consider when deciding on a dog ramp
MOBILITY ISSUES:
These include arthritis, hip dysplasia, disc degeneration, Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), injury or post-surgery recovery and disability. A dog ramp might complement your treatment programme, but it is not a substitute for good medical car

BREED:
With their little legs and sometimes long bodies, small dog breeds can suffer more greatly from the strains associated with jumping.
  • Beagles
  • Boston Terriers
  • Chihuahuas
  • Cocker Spaniels
  • Corgis
  • Dachshunds
  • French Bulldogs
  • Jack Russel
  • Miniature Poodles
  • Pomeranians
  • Pekingese
  • Pugs
  • Schnauzers
  • Yorkshire Terriers

AGE:
Puppies can be too little or too scared to jump onto or down from furniture.
Senior dogs can struggle with jumping and using stairs.

Top tip for fitting your dog ramp

Measure the height of the couch or bed in centimetres

Regular Ramp

Bed Ramp

dog ramp slopes: the maths

The incline of your dog ramp should not be too steep. The ideal range for the slope of a dog ramp measures between 18 and 26 degrees. A larger degree angle means that it will take more effort to walk up the ramp..

There are 3 main types of slopes:

  1. Easy slope (18-20 degrees): a gentle incline recommended for elderly dogs or dogs with hip/leg problems
  2. Normal slope (22-24 degrees): suitable for most dogs, and for dogs beginning to show signs of mobility struggles
  3. Climber slope (26 degrees): best suited to younger, healthy dogs with good mobility

Don’t worry! At dogini dog ramps, we have done the maths, and all ramp settings are an easy or normal slope.