Dog Steps: Prevent Your Dog From Future Injury,Tired Of Your Dog Pouncing On The Bed? Get Dog Steps!

July 27, 2009

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Many of us don’t mind snoozing with our pet snuggled on our bed next to us. In fact, it can be a huge comfort to have your guard dog curled up at your feet while you rest. But have you ever wondered about the toll that jumping up and down from the bed must have on your dog’s joints? Dog steps for beds are the perfect solution to keep your dog from hurting himself.

Dog steps for beds are important for small breeds, which can easily break a leg bone jumping down from a bed. They’re also helpful for older dogs with health conditions such as arthritis, blindness or hip displacement. Some owners start their dogs using steps at a fairly young age to reduce repetitive stress on the joints that could lead to arthritis later in life.

When you choose pet steps, your main concern should be durability, but it’s an added bonus if the stairs are also aesthetically pleasant.

The fun part of choosing dog stairs is getting to browse through all the different styles. You wouldn’t’ believe the different colors and materials you can find! If your dog stairs are going to remain by the bed, you might choose a nice wooden set that matches your headboard, dresser, and night stand. Or, if you want the steps to remain in the family room near the sofa, you could find a carpeted set that matches your furniture suite or flooring. There are so many possibilities!

Pet stairs specially intended for beside use are going to need to match up to the height of your bed. Having steps higher than your bed could result in your dog tripping and hurting himself, yet steps which are too small will end up in him still needing to jump onto the bed, which defeats the purpose of the steps altogether.

Aside from these factors, choosing dog steps for beds is the same as selecting steps for other purposes. You’ll need to know your dog’s size in order to choose the right kind of bed steps for it in width, height and the steps’ ability to hold the dog’s weight. These qualities are typically explained on the product label.

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