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Old 05-15-2011, 09:04 AM
Location: New Jersey
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Our yellow lab will be 9 next month, and he is getting a little too old to jump into our SUV safely; I especially worry more about the pressure on his front legs jumping down.

So I'm looking for recommendations for the best and lightest dog ramp/stairs. I'm thinking about something that could work on the rear side door VS the back hatch.

I see things such as "Half-Step" and "Pet Loader" but not sure about the quality or if they actually do the job.

Appreciate any insight you can provide. Thank you!
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:40 AM
Location: San Diego
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We purchased several and returned them all except this one. It's very well-made, the dogs like it and the surface isn't as harsh as most of the ones out there. I especially love it, since my boy wouldn't be able to go in the truck with me since I can't lift him and he can't jump that high.

Dog Ramps: Deluxe Telescoping Pet Ramp at Drs. Foster & Smith
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:59 PM
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I have the same ramp as I don't want my 9 year old jumping out of the pickup as I am concerned about those shoulders even though he is doing ok so far......I have seen the wear and tear........

It is a well made ramp. The little rubber feet were history within a day and a friends has lost the snap that holds it shut for carrying but it is a solid ramp, is light, and works very well for us. I bought at Petsmart.
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