You may find yourself in the market for a set of pet stairs as your dog ages, if your pooch is very small or when Fido is recovering from an injury. But, did you know that pet stairs are actually beneficially for every dog? Products like these pet steps from Dallas Manufacturing Company allow your dog to climb to higher places instead of jumping.
Studies have found that jumping and climbing will result in joint health issues and arthritis in dogs over time. If your dog is jumping on and off your bed or couch every day – or worse, multiple times every day – it will take a toll on his joints over the years. You may not notice it much when he’s younger, but as he ages this stress on his joints will catch up to him.
The right pet stairs should be strong enough to support your dog and have safety features that prevent slipping and falling. They should also have a stair width and depth that is appropriate for your dog. For example, if your dog has trouble lifting his paws or has very short legs, a smaller step height and depth would be best.
These pet stairs from Dallas Manufacturing Company had a cardboard core, so I was skeptical about their weight baring ability. As you’ll read in a minute, these steps work well for our 75-pound Labrador, and I can even climb on them myself!
Dallas Manufacturing Company 4-Stair Pet Steps Review