Four Benefits of Dog Stairs
Do dog stairs benefit your favorite dog? Do dog stairs benefit you? Dare I say, yes... to both!
Benefits of Using Stairs for Your Dog
Here are two benefits of using dog stairs for bed or couch access:
1. Many small dog breeds are simply too short to jump on couches, chairs, or beds. Using dog stairs for bed access allows your dog to reach their favorite higher places without your intervention This gives them their freedom and happiness while keeping them safe.
2. Large, obese, arthritic, or elderly dogs benefit by reducing back and leg strain and pain caused by jumping. This allows your dog to be more independent and comfortable by giving them back the access they once had in their prime. In addition, the reduction in back and leg strain equals a reduction in the number of vet visits.
Benefits of Dog Stairs for You
While it would seem that dog stairs would primarily benefit your pup, they can also greatly benefit you. Here are two benefits for using dog stairs for your own well-being:
1. Many dogs are too heavy to pick up, particularly when attempting to load in the family vehicle. If you have back issues and can’t easily pick up your dog, using dog stairs can save you.
2. Elderly pet owners often can’t pick their dogs up safely. Indoor and outdoor dog steps allow their dogs to access the furniture or vehicle without unnecessary and unsafe intervention that could get them or their dog injured.
Are Dog Stairs a Good Idea?
Dog steps are a cost-effective way to keep your dog safe and reduce the number of trips your pet may need to the vet's office. Let’s also not forget to mention the reduction in your own doctor visits due to back strains!
So, is it a good idea to use dog stairs for your dog? The answer is YES if you truly want what is best for your favorite dog and what is best for your own physical and mental well-being.