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    Yesterday I had the dickens scared out of me when Sam attempted to jump into the truck - he didn't get his back legs up and ended up falling hard on to his back.

    He's been skittish since then - but doesn't seem to be in pain. I'm keeping a close eye on him though. Poor boo - I let him ride up front with me on the way home since he refused to get into the back after that.

    I think the combination of his limited vision (the one eye) and his age (almost 10) is starting to catch up to him.

    I think it might be time to start thinking of a ramp to help him into the vehicle. Thoughts? Recommendations?

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    Kim, sorry to hear about Sam. We bought the Pet Step Ramp for Shadow when she started to get some arthritis & it was hard for her to jump up in the SUV. Then Molly used it. It still is in great shape. easy to use. I think it is well worth the money. I hope the link works.

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    i have a ramp for Rider, and for the life of me, I can't find a link. He loves it.
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    I'll chime in on this post - and I'll check in for the advice here. I need one for Saba too. Preferably one that is easy to fold and store in the car.

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    I have a collapsable ramp. I did a web search and bought the most reasonably priced one.
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    This is the one I bought for Forrest so he could get into the dually:

    Top Paw&#153 Deluxe Telescoping Pet Ramp - Dog - Sale Category - PetSmart

    HOWEVER: the non-skid surface really isn't. It's like sandpaper and he has a hard time on it- you should see the claw marks! But we covered it with a piece of outdoor carpeting and help him in and it works just fine. Telescopes to the length you need, up to 6". Only weighs about 14lbs.
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    Here is a weird question. Do you think one of those pet ramps would work to help a dog get into bed? Rush sleeps with me and I have been lifting her back end up on to the bed. I just wondered if that would work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushpuppy View Post
    Here is a weird question. Do you think one of those pet ramps would work to help a dog get into bed? Rush sleeps with me and I have been lifting her back end up on to the bed. I just wondered if that would work.
    I think Pet Step has one that is smaller for a bed. Mine, for the vehicle folds flat & it is non-skid. It wasn't cheap...but it was well worth the price. Oh & Rush, I think I have even seen a small twp step thing to put beside the bed to help the dog get up without jumping. I just can't find the link right now.

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    Thanks so much for the recommendations! I'm going to head to Petsmart this weekend and have a look at the ramps they carry. Georgie, I really like the looks of the one you posted however, it looks like I can only order it online. Mind you, Kona will need to use it in a few years as well so it will be worth it as you said.

    So thankful for things like this, just wish looking into them didn't mean my boy was getting older.

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    I bought our telescoping one from Drs. Foster and Smith. Not cheap but well made and worth the money. Both Abbey and Coco use it to get into our truck and SUV. It packs well and we don't have to lift them or worry about jumpiing in or out of the vehicles.
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