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For older pets with joint problems, smaller dogs, or pets that just want to live a life of leisure, pet ramps can be a huge help. Pet ramps can be used to make it easier for your dog or cat to hop into the car, onto your bed, or onto the living room couch. Here are 10 of our favorite for your cat or pup. These pet ramps are sturdy, lightweight, and durable, making your next road trip cross-country more convenient and safe for you and your pet.

1. Pet Gear Tri-Fold Ramp

Starting off as compact and small enough to be easily carried anywhere, this ramp unfolds to a length of up to 71 inches, 3 times its folded length, apart from the maintaining its 19.5 in. width. The 4 in. thick ramp is able to hold weights of up to 200 pounds without giving in, and with its skid-resistant surface, dogs will find it fairly easy to ascend its incline and into the trunk of a car, or wherever they need to go that would have otherwise caused a headache.

Pros

  • Rubber grippers to steady ramp
  • Anti-skid surface
  • Large width for safety

Cons

  • Bulky and heavy

 

2. Solvit Pet Ramps with FREE Dog Training Clicker Bundle

Resembling a slide of sorts, with borders on both sides for added safety, this 62 in. ramp can be folded in half for easy portability. Weighing just 10 pounds, it is also light, adding to its conveniently compact size. Once unfolded, the ramp can be easily placed in an inclining position to help a dog get to heights otherwise too difficult to reach; the high-traction surface helps with this.

Pros

  • Safety release hatches
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Traction sandpaper not highest quality

3. Pet Gear Tri-Fold Ramp 71 Inch Supports 200lbs

Impressive numbers are needed to qualify a dog ramp to make the top-10 list, so by measuring a total 71 inches and able to hold up to 200 pounds of weight, this ramp easily justifies its inclusion. Those numbers are made possible by the heavy-duty construct, supported by rubber grippers at the bottom, and good traction on the surface for easy climbing.

Pros

  • Built-in handle
  • Strong and lightweight
  • Good length

Cons

  • Small width
  • Unstable under great weights

4. Pet Gear Pet Ramp

Despite all the standard features, this ramp’s specialty is in its stability, the key of which is in the free-standing design, meaning the ramps doesn’t depend on the surfaced it inclines. At 56 inches, it is long enough to help a dog into most cars, beds, and other standard destination, all thanks to the supportive legs going as high as 23 inches. The 16 in. width also means it is safe and minimizes chances of a dog slipping off.

Pros

  • Foldable and portable
  • Stable and secure
  • Durable construction

Cons

  • Poor traction

5. Solvit Deluxe Telescoping Dog Ramp

As a foldable ramp, extending from 39 inches to 72 inches, its portability is unquestionable, especially when considering the mere 13 pounds it weighs and the built-in handle. Despite this, the ramp is able to support a stunning 400 pounds without giving in, enabled by both aluminum and plastic used in the construction. Four rubber feet keep the ramp stable, and the 17 inches of width guarantee this ramp’s suitability for safe use, no matter the size of the dog.

Pros

  • High weight tolerance
  • Safe and secure use
  • Durable construction

Cons

  • Anti-slip surface ineffective

6. Pet Gear Step and Ramp Combination

Ideally for dogs with joint problems, this simple ramp helps with difficulties getting to minor heights in a safe and reliable way, with rubber grips fitted at the bottom of the sturdy structure. The length of the incline measures up to 56 inches, most of which is covered by a non-slip carpet; its height reaches a total 23 inches, and the 16 in. width is also a number that plays well into the general safety offered.

Pros

  • Freestanding structure
  • Durable build
  • Easy to put together

Cons

  • Anti-slip carpet ineffective

7. Petmaker 18” Foldable Pet Ramp

Made from high-quality materials including mahogany, this durable ramp is ideal for helping small pets reach heights they otherwise couldn’t get to. The thick wood includes legs at the upper end, providing the ramp its freestanding structure, as well as giving it the 18 in. height it boasts. Padded foam compromises the bulk of the ramp, extending to a total of 30.5 inches in length measuring a total 15 inches in width, making it safe to use for pets as it is both wide enough to preventing slipping as well.

Pros

  • Suitable for vacuum and spot cleaning
  • Quality materials
  • Freestanding design

Cons

  • Short length

8. Pet Gear Travel Lite Bi-Fold Half Ramp

Measuring 66 inches in length, starting off with half that amount when folded in half for easy portability, this ramp manages to blend a mix of both usefulness and convenience, making it a highly valuable item to carry around. The piece is fit with rubber grips at its bottom to provide stability and the surface of the ramp is fit with a carpet meant to prevent dogs from slipping.

Pros

  • Good length
  • Easily portable
  • Rubber grippers

Cons

  • Low weight capacity (150 pounds)
  • Thin width

9. Solvit Wood Bedside Ramp

This ramp is one of the best due to the stable structure and quality design. With supportive legs fitted at its upper ends, and a landing area atop this, climbing up and down is made easy not only for dogs who can’t reach the 25 inches of height, but also for animals with joint problems. At 70 inches long and 16 inches wide, it is also impressive in its reach, along with all the safety and stability offered.

Pros

  • Freestanding design
  • Good traction carpet
  • Durable material

Cons

  • Poor traction

10. 46” Folding Solid Wood Pet Indoor/Outdoor Carpeted Ramp

As a simple ramp for small dogs, and one that can be easily folded in half and carried around, this light wood ramp is ideal. It can be easily carried around, and with a total length of 43 inches when unfolded, it can reach as high as is needed. Safety measures are provided in the rubber grippers at the bottom of the piece, the traction carpet on the ramp’s surface, apart from the 16 in. width being protective enough.

Pros

  • Easily portable
  • Wide
  • Traction carpets included

Cons

  • Flimsy material

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