Taking your dog places in the car means you can explore new areas and sensations (did anyone say beach?). There’s also a possibility you need the car for vet trips, too. But if you struggle to get your dog into the car, a dog car ramp could come in handy.
A dog car ramp can help senior dogs, those with arthritis or those who are simply too heavy or wriggly for you to lift to have safe access to your boot or back seat. When thinking of which ramp to buy, you need to consider how heavy your dog is and how steep the ramp will have to be.
For instance, you may have an SUV. A short ramp will have to be angled quite high. But a longer ramp will give a more soft angle. Your dog may instead benefit from steps if they’re particularly unsteady on their feet.
Even agile dogs may benefit from a ramp or some steps. Jumping in and out of cars can cause long-term issues with joints. It is also a big chance of injury, as no matter how agile they are, a simple knock against a car door or landing on the hard ground could cause issues.
You will also want to look for something with a good grip. Dog ramps can also be used indoors to help smaller dogs get up onto human beds or sofas too!
There is a lot to look out for and consider, so we have rounded up the best dog car ramps and told you why they made our review rundown.