petgear ramp

Pet ramps are great for dogs with joint problems, or pups too small to jump in and out of a tall car or truck. If this is your first time using a ramp with your car, some training may be required. You can make them more comfortable by first laying it flat on the ground and allowing them to walk across it; you can then elevate it slightly, and increase the elevation routinely until you place it against the car. This will allow your pup to warm up to the elevation and give them more confidence.

Coming soon we’ll reveal the best dog ramps that you can get to help your pup in and out of any car. Dog ramps can be a great help to dogs of all sizes and shapes. They can help smaller dogs make their way into cars, and also help senior dogs or dogs with joint problems. You should also keep in mind that some breeds are prone to hip problems; purchasing a dog ramp can help prevent any unnecessary strain. We don’t realize it sometimes, but jumping in and out of a car can put great strain on your pup’s joints. As owners of large dogs, we also understand that picking up your dog time and again to get them in the car can be straining for you too! So check back with us soon to pick out your pooch’s newest accessory – you and your pup will appreciate it.

Top Pick - Solvit Ultra-Lite Pet Ramp

The Solvit Ultra-Lite Pet Ramp is one of the most popular pet ramps on the market, and after some research, we can see why! This ramp is one of the most affordable ramps we’ve seen considering it’s various benefits. It weight just 10 lbs, and is able to support pups up to 150 lbs. The ramp is 62 inches long x 16 inches wide x 4 inches high, making it ideal for just about any vehicle or small staircases.

Unlike a lot of other ramps on the market, this ramp is easy to clean; it’s also made with a high traction material to ensure your pup feels safe and sturdy as they walk up and down. Unfortunately, the material that they use to give the ramp traction can be too rough on some dogs’ paws. You can, however, put a piece of carpet on top of the ramp to make it more comfortable for them.

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Soft on Paws Pick - PetStep Ramp

The Petstep Ramp is made with durable materials that make them great for sensitive paws, yet durable enough to hold a lot of weight. The ramp is made with a non-slip rubberized material that has great traction even in the rain. Unlike most ramps, it achieves this non-slip feature without the use of hard scratchy surfaces that can deter dogs from using them. You’ll also be happy to hear that if you do plan on using it in harsh weather, it doesn’t corrode or rust. You can also easily clean the ramp with soap and water in a matter of minutes. 

We love how easy this ramp is to set up, simply unfold it, and rest it on your vehicle. The ramp can hold animals up to 500 lbs, so you won’t have any issue getting your furry friends in and out. 

The only downside to the Petstep ramp is that it’s quite heavy and bulky. It does have a carrying handle, and it folds pretty compactly; however, it takes a bit of muscle to easily move it around. The ramp weighs 22 lbs, and is 69.3 x 16.9 x 6 inches. You can purchase the ramp in either grey or beige. 

Extra Wide Pick - Pet Gear Tri-Fold Ramp

The Pet Gear Tri-fold Ramp is great for dogs that are nervous around ramps. This ramp is extra wide (19.5″), making it feel a bit more secure to uneasy dogs. It also unfolds in seconds, and is compact and lightweight enough for just about anybody to carry around. The ramp is 70 x 20 x 3 inches, creating a safe slope for your dog to comfortably walk up. 

The Pet Gear Ramp has a skid resistant surface that’s great for both dry and wet weather. You may notice that this seal feels a bit like sandpaper, which while it does create a great sturdy surface – it can be a bit rough for paws. Some dogs will find it hard to use on a regular basis. 

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The Pet Gear Ramp is designed for dogs up to 200 lbs, and is available with a reflective surface as well. We have found that this extra wide ramp is great for dogs that are scared to walk up narrow ramps. Take into consideration though, that even folded up the ramp will be quite large. 

Telescoping Pick - Solvit 62320 Deluxe XL

The Petstep Ramp is made with sensitive paws in mind. The surface is soft,  yet durable enough to hold a lot of weight. The ramp is made with a non-slip rubberized material that has great traction even in the rain. Unlike most ramps, it achieves this non-slip feature without the use of hard scratchy surfaces that can deter dogs from using them. You’ll also be happy to hear that if you do plan on using it in harsh weather, it doesn’t corrode or rust. You can also easily clean the ramp with soap and water in a matter of minutes. 

We love how easy this ramp is to set up, simply unfold it, and rest it on your vehicle. The ramp can hold animals up to 500 lbs, so you won’t have any issue getting your furry friends in and out. 

Telescoping ramps tend to be easier to set up than trifold or bifold ramps. Simply unlock the sides and it’ll slide open to it’s full open position. The Solvit Telescoping Ramp is great for dogs of all sizes that need a sturdy ramp. This ramp is adjustable as well, so you can find the perfect length that suits your dog and your car. It’s extra wide, and and has a great surface tread to help your dog feel comfortable on the ramp.  

The ramp dimensions are 47-89″ x 20″ x 4″, and the tread spreads out 15″ wide. The ramp can support up to 300 lbs, and weighs only 18lbs. It’s incredibly easy to carry around, and folds up into a compact size. 

Freestanding Pick - Pet Gear Ramp

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Freestanding ramps are great because you can use them just about anywhere. Set them up next to a car, couch, or even the bed. They’ll make it easier for dogs to get to high places without unnecessary strain on their joints. They’re also great for smaller dogs that can’t jump up to high places easily. 

Pet Gear makes three freestanding ramps to choose from depending on your needs, and the size of your pet. You can try out a carpeted ramp, slip resistant, or superTRAX. All varieties are able to hold at least 200 lbs, and are a great height for most cars and furniture. 

Carpeted

The Carpeted PetGear ramp is available in two sizes. The smaller ramp is 55 x 19.2 x 23 inches, and can hold dogs up to 300 lbs. The tread on the ramp is not only soft to the touch and comfortable for dogs, but completely machine washable. No matter what your pet gets into, you won’t have to worry about stains or mold.This version weighs just 22 lbs, and easily folds up for storage. 

The larger carpeted ramp is 60″L x19″W x23″H, and can support animals up to 350 lbs. This model is great for larger dogs, the legs will give your dog more stability on the ramp, and make it feel sturdy to them. The larger model also has raised edges on the side that will help keep your pup on the ramp and feeling safe. 

Slip Resistant

The slip resistant ramp is ideal for dogs that are nervous walking on ramps. Your pup will have sure footing, and it even has raised edges to make them feel secure. The ramp is 55″L x 19.25″W x 23″H, and it can support dogs up to 300 lbs. You’ll also be happy to hear that the ramp weighs only 20 lbs, and can be folded up into a compact size. We would highly recommend this ramp for larger dogs that are nervous around the typical ramp.

Super TraX

The SuperTraX version is a bit smaller, but has a special surface to give your dog better grip. It can support dogs up to 200 lbs, and is  56L x 16″”W x 23″”H. It also has raised edges to help your dog feel more secure. The SuperTraX mat used for the surface will give your dog great grip, and is soft on paws; the best of both worlds. We highly suggest this ramp for dogs with sensitive feet, that also need great grip. 

Pet ramps are an excellent choice for dogs of all ages and sizes. Though you may not think your dog needs a ramp right now, we highly suggest you consider the strain being put on your dog and how that will affect them in years to come. Ramps for cars are a great preventative measure to take to ensure that your dog remains strong and healthy.