If your dog has short legs, you may be thinking about purchasing a set of stairs to help him access higher places. Pet stairs may also come in handy if your dog is recovering from an injury or is getting on in years. Most products, like the Majestic Pet Products Pet Stairs, are designed with small breeds in mind.
Many pet owners do not think about purchasing a set of pet stairs until their dog really needs them. Whether it's due to old age, arthritis or an injury, it is likely that the majority of dogs will need the assistance of pet stairs at some point in their lives.
But, did you know that a set of dog stairs can be beneficial to ALL canines? Jumping up and down from bedding, furniture and vehicles will do a lot of damage to your dog's bones and joints over time. Sadly, studies have found that jumping and climbing will result in joint health issues and arthritis in dogs over time.
For this reason, it's really important to purchase a set of stairs for your dog when you first adopt him. If you have a small breed, this will be a fairly simple task. There are many products, like these Majestic Pet Products Pet Stairs that are specifically designed for small dogs.
When shopping for stairs for your pet, there are a few things you need to consider. You'll need to select stairs that are an appropriate size for your dog and strong enough to support his weight. You'll also need to consider the depth of the stairs and the safety features of the product you're considering.
Majestic Pet Products Pet Stairs Review
The Majestic Pet Products Pet Stairs are available in 3- and 4-step models. As you can see, I tested the 3-step option. They measure 18″L x 15″H x 16″W. The 4-step model has dimensions of 24″L x 20″H x 16″W. The step dimensions for both sizes are 16″W x 6.5″D.
As you can see, these stairs are made for very small dogs. In the photo above you can see that our 28-pound Beagle, Molly, is almost too big for these steps.
These stairs weigh just 7.4 pounds, which means they are easy to move around from room to room or take along while traveling. The inside is made of sturdy foam. The company does not offer a weight limit or recommendation for these dog stairs, but I would say a dog larger than 45-50 pounds would be too big to climb them.
As long as your pup doesn't weigh more than 30-40 pounds, these stairs would work well. However, if your dog weighs more than 40 pounds I would recommend finding a set of pet stairs that are made of a sturdier material such as plastic or wood.
The removable cover of the Majestic Pet Products Pet Stairs is machine washable for easy cleaning. These stairs are designed and assembled in the United States, but they use imported materials.
The Majestic Pet Products Pet Stairs are available in Black Velvet, Chocolate Brown, Gray Velvet, Navy Blue, Rust, Stage Green and Stone. You can purchase the 3-stair model on Amazon for $46.99-$73.71 or the 4-stair model for $57.46-$91.84.
For the quality of the product, I think these stairs are a little over priced. They are soft and well padded, which would be good for dogs with arthritis or pets recovering from an injury. All-in-all, there are many pet stairs made of higher quality materials that you can find for a similar price.
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