NEW HOME FEATURE EVERY PET OWNER NEEDS #8 – RAMP
8. OUTDOOR RAMP FOR AGING DOGS
As dogs age, they often find it difficult to go and down stairs. If your pup is getting up there in years, consider adding a ramp to your deck or porch to make it easier for him to get around. As an added benefit, a ramp reduces the risk of joint damage and other injuries in younger dogs.
A ramp is a better choice than stairs for senior dogs and dogs with joint ailments who often face increasing difficulty tackling stairs of any kind.
The incline of your dog ramp should not be too steep. The ideal range for the slope of a dog ramp measures between 18 and 26 degrees. A larger degree angle means that it will take more effort to walk up the ramp.