Sugar loves car rides. Her ears perk up when she hears “lets go for a car ride.”
Sugar associates a car ride to a fun adventure. An adventure that may mean only a short drive to her favorite park.
At 12 yrs old (soon to be 13), Sugar is still active and can still run and jump. However, running and jumping activities can tire Sugar’s muscles and joints. There are many times after being in the park, Sugar is unwilling to jump in the car and requests to be carried. This is an unusual behavior from Sugar, as she always jumps in and out of the car with no hesitations. Sugar is about 50 lbs and yes I can carry/lift her but is it safe.
4 Reasons Why Invest In A Pet Ramp For Your Vehicle
1) SUPPORT your dog’s need. If you have a senior dog and having difficulties jumping in and out of the vechicle. The ramp also serves as preventative care, avoiding any other injuries that might occur. A smaller/younger pup that finds jumping a difficult task can also benefit from a ramp.
2) JOINT/HIP Health Issues: It is common for a senior dog to have weak joints and suffer from arthritis. The ramp will provide comfort to your dog.
3) INJURY: If your dog suffers from an injury and/or recovering from it. A ramp will it make it easier getting in out of the vehicle.
4) As a responsible pet parent, always keep in mind the SAFETY of your dog.
For the past few weeks, Sugar has been using Solvit UltraLite Bi-fold Pet Ramp.
It is the lightest full-size ramp on the market, weighing in at just 10lbs but can support over 200lbs. It is made of durable plastic, foldable and easy to store with a latch to prevent accidental opening. The protective rubber feet helps to hold the ramp in place while in use and the walking surface has lots of traction. Most importantly, Solvit Pet Ramp is made in the USA.
We tried 2 different ways to use the ramp particularly in our SUV. In both ways, Sugar did not have any difficulties. To get familiarized with the ramp, Sugar did lots of sniffing while it was set-up on the ground (near the car). She immediately walk on the ramp and found a treat at the end of it. Placing the ramp on the car was easy. Sugar obliged to use the ramp with the command “walk it” (an agility command we used and Sugar is familiar with).
Sugar finds going in and out of the car with a pet ramp as fun. She expects for the ramp to be there every time she gets in and out of the car.
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Disclaimer: Solvit Pets provided Golden Woofs a UltraLite Bi-fold Pet Ramp. Golden Woofs was not compensated for this review post.Opinions stated within this review post are completely by Golden Woofs and not influenced by any outsider. Golden Woofs only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.