Despite what house rules you have set in place, it’s often difficult for to say no to your little furry pet who wants to get on your bed. However, if your bed frame is high enough to make it difficult for the pet to reach it or climb it in a swift move, you may want to invest in dog stairs.
High beds often present this problem. Not only small pets but also elderly and arthritic ones can find it a tough task to reach the bed frame and climb it with ease. However, for high beds, dog stairs can help you by offering them comfortable access and assure their safety as well.
You can use the dog stairs for beds, couches, and chairs. While you can find both, lightweight and bulky models, always check the weight capacity of the product to make sure it can handle your pet’s load without collapsing or cracking.
Usually, you’ll find models that can be folded and easily stored under the bed or in a corner. Some also come with adjustable height features, so that you can use the same products for different beds or couches as well. There are also built in side-rails in many dog stairs for high beds so that your pet can climb them without hesitation or fear of falling.
Of course, make sure the stairs have skid-free steps. They could also have small carpets on the steps. It’s to ensure that your pet won’t slip while climbing or descending the steps.
While plastic products are lighter and more compact than the wood ones, you’ll discover that the latter is often more durable and lasts for longer. However, wood products may require assembling. You should also consider the models made up of metal and fiberglass bodies.