Best Dog Steps for High Beds: What You Need to Know

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Best Dog Steps for High Beds: What You Need to Know


If you are an animal lover and pet guardian like us, you know the struggle of teaching them how to get on and off high beds and furniture. Sure, you can lift your furry best friend into bed each night, but wouldn't it be nice if they could do it all on their own, safely and without damaging their joints? With the right set-up and training regimen, that dream is achievable for all dog breeds, from small dogs to large dogs—enter dog steps and dog ramps for your best friend. With the proper foam dog stairs and pet ramps and our handy tips for helping you choose the appropriate dog steps or dog ramps, your pup will be able to climb onto even the highest surfaces with ease and comfort. Read on to learn more about the best dog stairs, high bed dog steps and pet ramps, and everything else you need to know about this fantastic pet product!

Dog Stairs and Dog Ramps

Animals Matter foam dog steps can help your pup quickly access their bed or other elevated surfaces. They are often used in homes with high beds, couches, and chairs so that your small dog or large dog can move around safely and securely. Consider several factors when choosing foam pet stairs and dog ramps for your home, such as their size, the cover material, how many steps there are, and more. Tip: Small Dogs may prefer a Dog Ramp.

Regarding size, there are several variations of foam dog stairs and foam dog ramps available with different heights and widths so make sure you measure the height of your bed before making a purchase.



Picture of a small dog going up the Animals Matter Dog Steps



The cover material is essential, too, since this will affect how secure and comfortable the dog stairs will be for your pup. Soft Micro Suede fabrics are upholstery grade, durable, and suitable for traction and overall comfort while climbing up and down the pet steps. In addition, the dog ramp or pet stair covers should be removable and machine washable. With the convenience of a removable dog stair cover, you can now easily remove any dirt or debris caused by paw prints! Now you can throw the dog stair cover in the washing machine and even have a second removable cover while the dirty one is washing.

Dog Steps come in different sizes, so make sure you choose dog stairs or a dog ramp with enough steps so your dog or cat can use them effortlessly. One step should be at most 7 inches in height to minimize strain on joints or difficulty climbing up/down them.



A dog coming down off the couch, using the animals matter dog steps



Finally, pet safety should always be top of mind when considering foam pet stairs and a dog ramp for high beds, so make sure all edges are soft with no sharp corners that might injure your pup's paws or coat.

Overall, investing in foam dog steps or dog ramps for high beds is an excellent way to ensure that your pup has safe access to all home areas and doesn't put unnecessary pressure on their joints, causing joint pain over time. With these tips in mind and the answers below to the most asked questions about foam dog steps, you will find a set of dog stairs or a dog ramp that works perfectly for you and your best friend!

What are the benefits of using Dog Stairs and Dog Ramps? 


Whether you have a small dog, a large dog, or a medium dog, ownership comes with a big responsibility! One of the most important things you can do as a pet owner is to keep your four-legged friend safe and comfortable. One great way to do this is by purchasing some pet stairs. Here are some reasons why:

Pet Stairs are Easier on Their Joints Dogs may not always want to jump up onto furniture, but they need access from time to time. Unfortunately, jumping can put unnecessary strain on their joints, leading to injury or doggie arthritis later in life. With easy-to-climb pet stairs, you can help prevent this strain with just a few simple steps (no pun intended).

Pet Stairs and Dog Ramps Can Make Life Easier for Senior Dogs As we age, so do our pets. Older dogs often find it difficult to climb onto furniture like they used to. Having your pup's favorite spot easily accessible with the help of stairs will make life much easier for them while keeping them safe at the same time.

It's A Great Investment For Pet Owners. If you're willing to put in some extra work now, you'll likely save yourself money in the long run. It's easier (and cheaper) to prevent joint injuries and other health problems than it is to treat them after the fact. Buying high-quality Pet Stairs and Pet Ramps provides an immediate benefit for your pup and keeps them healthy in the future!



a Dog going up the animals matter dog steps, to the bed.


Why You Should Invest in Dog Steps

Having a pet can be one of the best decisions you ever make. But with that comes responsibility, including ensuring your four-legged friend's safety and comfort. One great way to do this is by investing in some dog steps. Here are just a few reasons why it's a good idea:

Keeping Your Dog Healthy Dogs need access to furniture from time to time, but jumping up can put unnecessary strain on their joints, leading to injury or even arthritis  later in life. With easy-to-climb dog steps, you can reduce pressure while helping them reach their favorite spot. Easy access is essential for senior dogs and dogs with hip dysplasia who may find it challenging to jump as they used to. By buying stairs now, you could save money on vet bills down the road!

Choosing The Right Style For Your Pet Not all dogs (and pet owners) are created equal! Luckily, many different pet steps are available depending on your needs. From foldable and collapsible options for small spaces to sturdy wooden steps for larger breeds; machine washable covers for convenience; high-density foam and soft foam models for maximum comfort; non-slip dog steps for extra safety; and side rails and perches for older/less mobile animals - there's something out there for everyone!

The Perfect Accessory For Your Pet's Home Dog steps help keep your pup safe from harm and add an extra element of style to their home away from home! From paw prints and washable carpet treads, fabric covers and removable covers, and pet beds with stairs built right in - the possibilities are endless when it comes to finding the perfect accessory for your pup's space. Plus, having a set of dog stairs handy makes it easier to access those hard-to-reach places like sofas or beds.



dogs going up and down the animals matter dog ramp, to get up on the couch.



Dog steps can make life much easier (and safer!) for pets and their owners. So whether you have a dachshund or a Great Dane, investing in quality dog stairs is always a good idea! Many options are available at places like Amazon or PetSafe, plus Best Sellers like the High-Quality Companion Steps or the Foam Dog Stairs for small dogs like the Mini Companion Stairs and dog ramps by Animals Matter. You'll be sure to find something to fit your pup (and your budget) ideally.

By investing in some dog stairs today, you'll be ensuring that your pup lives a long and happy life! Whether providing easier access to furniture or preventing injuries in older animals, there are plenty of reasons why having some dog steps around is an excellent idea for any pet owner. But is it okay for Dogs to Use Stairs?

Unless your dog has a severe injury or has been advised by a veterinarian not to use stairs, it is okay for dogs to use dog stairs.

However, pet stairs created for dog legs, not human legs, can be very helpful to your pet. To prevent hip or leg strain in older dogs, your vet may advise that your dog avoid stair use. On the other hand, puppies, dogs with short legs, and arthritic dogs will appreciate dog steps designed to meet their needs.


Do dog stairs help pets with joint pain and mobility issues?


Joint pain in dogs is caused by various factors, including developmental or degenerative problems, ligament, tendon, or muscle diseases, fractures at the joint, and congenital conditions. Common symptoms of dog joint pain include limping, stiffness, irritability, slipping while moving about, loss of appetite, depression, and licking or biting at the affected area.

Fortunately, there are several options available for pet owners looking for ways to help their pup manage their joint pain and mobility issues. One such option is the use of pet steps. Dog stairs provide an easy way for your dog to access higher places without having to jump up or down from them. 

Dog stairs can help reduce strain on their joints as they move around your home. 

Dog stairs are an excellent exercise tool for dogs with arthritis or other mobility issues.

By gradually increasing the number of dog stairs they climb each day and providing encouragement, you can help your pup build strength in their legs and improve their overall mobility over time.

Of course, it's important to remember that dog stairs should not replace proper veterinary care if your pup is suffering from joint pain or mobility issues. If you notice any signs of discomfort in your dog, it's best to consult with your vet right away so that they can determine the cause and provide appropriate treatment options.

Overall, dog stairs can be a great way to help support healthy joints and improve mobility in dogs with joint pain or other related issues. In addition, with proper use and regular veterinary check-ups, you can ensure that your pup stays happy and healthy for years to come!

So if you think your pup might benefit from dog stairs, don't hesitate to give them a try–you may be surprised at how much of an improvement it can make in their quality of life. With regular use and close monitoring, dog stairs can help keep your pup's muscles strong and joints healthy!

Additionally, even if your dog isn't showing signs of joint pain, keeping them active and mobile is a great way to maintain their overall health. Exercise helps keep muscles strong and joints flexible, which can reduce the chances of injury and discomfort later in life. If you're considering adding dog stairs or a pet ramp to your pup's routine but are still determining which type would be best for them, feel free to ask your veterinarian or trainer for advice. They can help you determine which type of pet stair will be the safest and most beneficial for your doggie.

So if you think your pup might benefit from dog stairs, don't hesitate to give them a try–you may be surprised at how much of an improvement it can make in their quality of life. With regular use and close monitoring, dog stairs can help keep your pup's muscles strong and joints healthy! 


a picture of the animals matter pup stairs.


When are Dog Stairs and Pet Ramps Needed?

If your dog sleeps with you and it's time to cozy up with your best friend, it is excellent for your pet to have his dog ramp for the bed or dog steps for the bed to use at the end of a long day. It also comes in handy if your luxury dog bed is in a hard-to-reach, elevated area, like the couch.

Further, puppies have a learning curve when first going up and down human stairs. Adult dogs may help teach puppies and boost their confidence. And to help them learn, ramps or dog stairs can act as training wheels.

If you have steps leading up to your house from the outside, and your dog has difficulty going down or up them when going outside, dog stairs or a dog ramp could be a better alternative for your pet's comfort. For many old dogs, jumping, walking inclines, and declining can be brutal.

Plus, if older dogs lose control of their bladder, it is even more critical that they can get where they need to go without any hassle or hold-up. Accessibility is crucial for large dogs that are too heavy to pick up multiple times per day.

In addition to going outside, your pet may need steps or a ramp to get elsewhere in the house, yard, or his favorite comfy chair.

Consult your veterinarian for further clarification if and when ramps and stairs are needed. Having both as an option might suit your dogs best, in case they are more comfortable going down ramps and upstairs, or vice versa.

Why Foam Dog Steps are a Great Option for Your Dog


Foam dog steps offer plenty of benefits for pets of all sizes and all dog breeds. The most evident advantage over other stair materials is their lightweight construction, making them easy to move around or store away when not in use.

Another great feature about foam dog stairs is that they provide extra cushioning on your pup's joints and paws, reducing strain as they navigate the stairs and providing a soft, comfortable stepping surface. In addition, Foam Pet Steps makes them ideal for older dogs or those who suffer from joint conditions such as arthritis.

Finally, foam dog steps come in various shapes, sizes, and colors, so you can choose something that fits your pup's needs without compromising style or comfort. From simple one-tier designs to more elaborate options with multiple tiers or built-in ramps, there's sure to be something to suit any budget or home décor idea! So what are the Best Steps and Ramps for Dogs?

Here are a few factors to pay attention to when choosing the right dog stairs and ramps to suit your dog's needs.

Why Wooden Pet Stairs are Not as Ideal as Foam Dog Steps

Wooden dog stairs and pet ramps are generally more expensive than foam and can be challenging to move around, especially when filled with a pup's weight. Furthermore, their hard surfaces can be uncomfortable for your pup's joints and paws, causing strain on their body when they move up or down the stairs.

On top of that, wood is also less durable over time due to wear and tear. Wear and tear also mean you may need to replace wooden dog stairs more often than foam ones, making them a less cost-effective option in the long run. For these reasons, it is generally better to opt for foam dog steps instead of wooden ones.

Why a Removable Washable Cover for Your Foam Dog Steps is so Important

A removable and washable cover for your foam dog steps is critical and beneficial. It provides extra protection against dirt, mud, and other messes, and it can also help keep your pup's paws from slipping or sliding on the stairs. Plus, when accidents happen, removing the cover to clean allows you to keep your pet's steps looking new - no scrubbing or elbow grease required!

Additionally, having a cover that you can easily take off and throw in the washing machine makes caring for your pet stairs effortless. It helps to prevent them from getting damaged over time due to heavy use and can reduce the need to replace them more often - saving you both money and time in the long run. Height

Ensure the pet steps and ramps you purchase reach the bed, chair, or surface to which your dog needs access.

When you're ready to purchase pet steps or a pet ramp, measure the height of your dog's bed, chair, or another surface they need to access. You want to ensure your selected product will reach the desired height so your four-legged friend can safely and efficiently use it. With these measurements in hand, you can shop confidently, knowing that the pet steps or ramp you choose will help your furry pal get where they need to go.

Step Dimensions

All our step dimensions are listed for dog stairs so that you can select the appropriate size for your dog's gait and leg length.


Quality and Safety 

What is Certipur-US certified, and why is it important?

When you see the Certipur-US logo on a product, you can trust that it has been tested and certified to meet some of the highest safety standards. While other certifications may only test for specific harmful chemicals, Certipur-US certification guarantees that a product is free of many common toxic substances and heavy metals. So when you're looking for luxury pet products or foam pet stairs, pet ramps, orthopedic dog beds, or any pet product with foam, be sure to look for those that have been Certipur-US certified to ensure they meet stringent safety standards.

What is CA Prop 65 and why is it important?

CA Prop 65 is a necessary regulation that protects consumers and their beloved pets from harmful chemicals. Understanding what it is and how it works can help you make informed decisions about the products you buy and the companies you support. Do your research to learn more about CA Prop 65 and be an educated consumer! Most importantly, protect your pets from unregulated and harmful chemicals!

Animals Matter!

All Animals Matter pet steps, pet stairs, and pet ramps are professionally upholstered with CA Prop 65 compliant and tested microsuede for ultimate pet safety. They are sturdy, safe, vegan, and cruelty-free. All removable covers are machine washable. Our proprietary Companion-Pedic foam, designed for your best friend, is Certipur-US Certified to exceed CA Prop 65 standards and is hand-crafted in California.


With all the available pet steps and ramps choices, we hope this information has helped you choose the best option for your furry friend. The health and safety of your pets are always our top priority here at Animals Matter. From design to testing to compliance, we go above and beyond to ensure that our luxury pet products are available today with only the highest quality materials and construction. Have you tried our foam dog steps or dog ramps? What type of breed do you have? Let us know in the comment section below, and remember to share photos of your pets enjoying their new Animals Matter luxurious pet stairs!


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