The most common reason our customers invest in a dog ramp is to use it with their car and help their dog make the transition in and out of their vehicle. Dog ramps for cars typically come in one of two designs; those that fold up and those that are telescopic. The style that will suit you best is likely to depend on the type of vehicle you drive, the size of your boot, the mobility of your dog and, of course, your budget.
Offering the best combination of price, strength and ease of use, our two best-selling car ramps for smaller and medium sized dogs are of the foldaway design. Both the Trixie Dog Ramp and the Easipet Dog Ramp are relatively light, strong and easy to fold up and stow away. These great value dog ramps claim to be able to handle weights of up to 90kg (14 stone) but we usually recommend customers upgrade if their dog is getting towards that weight. For small and medium sized dogs, these folding dog ramps do an excellent job.
Extending to about a metre and a half when unfolded, the Trixie Dog Ramp and Easipet Dog Ramps suit all standard sized cars and can even be considered for use with a 4x4, though the angle becomes quite steep with larger cars like Range Rovers so we strongly advise you consider the mobility and health of your dog before purchasing a dog ramp for 4x4 use.
If you are looking for a dog ramp for a heavy dog, like a Saint Bernard or an English Mastiff, the Solvit Dog Ramp reigns supreme. It's solid telescopic structure allows it to support much heavier dogs and its sturdy design makes it the sensible option to use with a Range Rover or a Land Rover Discovery. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for and at the top end of the dog ramp price scale, the Solvit dog ramp represents a significant investment. However, the number of positive reviews and the amount of use that you will get out of this dog ramp makes it worthwhile investment.
If you're considering a dog car ramp, we advise you consider these key factors before making your decision:
If you answered 'yes' to most of the questions above, we would advise making the extra investment in the Solvit Dog Ramp. However, if you dog is lighter and you drive a smaller vehicle, you should be fine with one of the cheaper, folding dog ramps like the Trixie or the Easipet.
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