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Weakness in a Dog's Back Legs

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 6/14/2016

Does your dog have a tendency to "favor" their front legs? It's frightening for an owner to see his or her dog exhibit symptoms such as this, but the first step towards treating it is to determine what exactly is causing the dog's hind legs to go weak.

How To Remove Knots Out of a Dog's Fur

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 5/19/2016

Brushing is an integral part of a dog's grooming routine. It will remove loose fur, dirt and debris, while leaving your canine companion looking their best. However, the most important benefit of brushing is its ability to remove knots and tangles.

Before I go into how to remove knots out of your dog's hair, let me first stress the importance of regular brushing. Some breeds such as Golden Retrievers, Great Pyrenees and Labrador Retrievers simply have more hair and as such, they require more frequent brushing. If you own one of these breeds, you should be brushing their hair daily. I know this is probably difficult for a lot of owners, but taking the time to brush their hair each and every day will prevent more serious knots from developing. You can probably get away with weekly brushing if your dog has less hair, though.

How To Create a Safe, Dog-Friendly Patio

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 5/3/2016

There's nothing that compares to the companionship and loyalty of man's best friend. No matter how bad of a day you are having, they will be eagerly waiting for you at door. If you have a patio around your home, you should take the time to set it up so it's tailored towards the specific needs of a dog. This will allow you and your dog to go outside and enjoy the fresh air without fear of injury. Keep reading and we'll take a closer look at some of the things owners can do to make their patio more dog-friendly.

Surviving Your Puppy's Teething Stage

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 4/20/2016

Most puppies go through a teething stage around week 16 (4 months old). During this time, their old "milk teeth" are being pushed out and replaced with permanent teeth (yes, dogs have baby and permanent teeth, too).

Puppies tend to experience pain and discomfort as a result of this naturally occurring phenomenon, but thankfully there are some simple ways for owners to alleviate this discomfort and encourage their pups to chew on suitable items and not your furniture.

Helping Your Dog Recover After Surgery

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 3/30/2016

Does your dog have an upcoming surgery? To ensure a speedy recovery, you'll want to follow some basic steps.

Are Dogs Sensitive to Our Emotions?

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 3/9/2016

Are Dogs Sensitive to Our Emotions? Dogs seem to know when their human family members are happy, as their bodies respond with pure pleasure. They are highly evolved animals whose bond with humans has only deepened over thousands of years of interaction.

Pet Steps: Short and long pet steps

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 2/18/2016

At PuppyStairs.com, we've developed a line of designer pet steps that look great with any home d├ęcor while helping your dog or cat avoid the injuries and health problems associated with jumping up and down from high places. As part of our signature Deluxe and Designer Lines, we offer pet steps in configurations of one, two and three stairs as well as extended-length cubes for ramps that give your pet a soft landing place.

Dog Ramps: Short and long dog ramps

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 2/2/2016

Dog ramps are helpful accessories that support safer, healthier lives for pets of all ages and activity levels, but they are particularly useful for older dogs and dogs with arthritic, muscular, bone and joint conditions. The selection of dog ramps we offer at PuppyStairs.com is vast and varied, including a wide range of fabric finishes and colors that can easily be matched to the existing décor in your home. You can also choose from numerous designs and configurations, which include short and long dog ramps, as well as straight and L-shaped ramps which help you save floor space while providing your pet with a fun and easy way of ascending and descending from beds and couches. We also offer cubes and step sets.

Eye Disease in Cats and Dogs

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 1/21/2016

Our pets are affected by some of the same diseases as their owners. We are usually quite surprised when that disease is glaucoma and takes the sight of our precious companions at such a relatively early age. More common in our feline friends, it is known in the canine world, as well. Caught in its early stages, cats can be helped with eye drops, a nutritious diet and ongoing monitoring of the condition. With limited vision, sometimes due to genetic influences, cats and dogs both benefit greatly when they are introduced to pet ramps and puppy stairs for a greater sense of freedom and security of movement.

How to Teach Your Dog to Use Ramps or Stairs

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 1/4/2016

Congratulations on your decision to invest in Puppy Stairs or Ramps! These versatile accessories will allow your dog (or cat) to reach elevated surfaces within your home, such as the bed or couch. Instead of jumping, which can lead to early arthritis and hip problems, dogs can access elevates surfaces simply by walking up and down. But how exactly do you teach a dog to use ramps or stairs?

Dog Steps: Short and long dog steps

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 12/29/2015

Dog steps are veterinarian-recommended pet accessories which help your dog avoid injuries and long-term health conditions which are associated with jumping up and down from high places. With dog stairs, your pet can safely and easily ascend and descend from beds and couches, eliminating risks and promoting superior bone, muscle and joint health.

What Is a Teacup Chihuahua?

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 12/17/2015

You've probably heard of some Chihuahuas being coined the term "Teacup". While many people may think they know what Teacup Chihuahuas are, the truth is they probably don't. However, after reading this article you should have a better understanding of them.

Leading Veterinarians Recommend Puppy Stairs

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 12/8/2015

Veterinarians know that Pet Ramps & Stair products offer valuable, preventative health care tools for at-risk pets, small breed dogs and cats and important healing and rehabilitative aid for elderly, injured or sick pets. Discover why we invented Puppy Stairs pet ramps and steps.

Dog Back Problems - Signs And How To Avoid Injuries

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 12/2/2015

Soft yet firm dog steps and ramps can help dogs avoid back injuries. If you suspect that your dog is having back problems it is very important to see your Veterinarian as soon as possible. Prompt treatment is necessary to prevent further damage if disc disease is present. The best, and most complete, resource we have found for information about disk disease is dodgerslist.com. The website is dedicated to information about paralysis in Dachshunds but they state on their homepage that all breeds are welcome.

Help! My Dog Won't Stop Chewing/Scratching Their Tail

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 11/27/2015

Does your dog scratch and/or chew their tail uncontrollably? Most owners turn their head at this type of behavior, assuming it's normal for canines. After all aren't dogs supposed to groom themselves? There's a fine line between self-grooming and scratching/chewing to the point where it causes open wounds. If the latter happens, it can place your dog at risk for infection and other forms of transmissible illness.

Tips To Stop Your Cat From Scratching Your Furniture

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 11/18/2015

Scratching is an instinctual behavior that's shared by all members of the feline family, including domestic cats. In the wild, scratching is harmless enough, but in the home it can result in shredded couches, sofas, recliners, beds and practically any other fabric-based item. So, how do you stop cats from scratching your furniture?

Pet Ramps: Short and long pet ramps

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 11/12/2015

Pet ramps help dogs and cats of all sizes and ages lead safer, happier, healthier lives. At PuppyStairs.com, we've developed five different lines of pet ramps which help prevent injuries and promote healing.

Our top-selling Economy Line is ideal for pet owners on a budget and includes short ramps, extended ramps, one-step, two-step and three-step foam staircases and individual cubes that give your dog or cat a safe, soft place to land. All products in the Economy Line come in taupe, an inviting neutral shade that matches any décor style, and include removable and machine-washable polyester covers.

Why buy from Puppy Stairs?

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 10/26/2015

If you're looking for durable, high-quality foam dog steps and ramps, consider the many reasons to choose the Original Puppy Stairs.

On the surface, all foam dog steps and ramps may seem the same. But when you look closer, you'll understand why pet owners consider Puppy Stairs the best dog ramp and step products available.

You'll find that our attractive, lightweight dog ramp and step styles are very easy to use and maintain. Our product line, which holds a U.S. patent for its sturdy foam design, is veterinarian-recommended for protecting dog and cat joints from injury. Year after year, customers tell us how happy they are that the foam remains firm and our covers hold up well after repeated washings.

Dog Steps & Ramps

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 10/13/2015

Only from Puppy Stairs: a variety of pet step and ramp configurations for all dogs, cats and other pets. Our secret is this... Each self-contained cushion step is constructed from durable, high-density industrial foam. Nothing comes close to our patented foam design for protecting dog and cat joints while providing an attractive indoor pet ramp that's easy to move and configure.

Teaching a Blind Dog to Walk Up Stairs

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 10/1/2015

Blindness for your pet is at first very scary for him, whether the result of his elder years, an accident, or eye disease. It is a challenge to determine if there is an up or down he needs to consider. Fortunately, this can be mastered in time as your loyal friend gains confidence and sureness of paw.

Why Jumping is Bad for Dogs (and How to Stop it)

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 9/22/2015

Does your dog have a tendency to jump when excited? I'm going to guess the answer is yes. Dogs of all sizes and breed have a natural instinct to jump. After all, this is a component used in the wild to catch their prey. While jumping is usually harmless, there are circumstances in which it can lead to adverse health problems. To learn more about the problems associated with jumping and how to stop it, keep reading.

Customer Testimonials

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 9/9/2015

Join the Puppy Stairs' customers who can't wait to tell us how much their pets love our Original foam dog steps and ramps.

We've received all kinds of letters and emails from happy Puppy Stairs customers. Plus we've received endorsements from several leading veterinarians.

The main reason is, our products are designed to help all types of pets get up on the bed and sofa to snuggle with their owners. Our many pet bed ramp and step configurations provide comfortable access for older dogs and cats, and those with medical conditions such as arthritis or post-surgery recovery.

Pet Health Benefits

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 8/28/2015

Puppy Stairs pet steps and ramps give animals the boost they need to protect joint health and stay comfortable as they age. Our entire line of Puppy Stairs ramps and steps is designed to reduce joint problems, promote healing and support the happy, healthy bond pets have with their owners. Read on to see what we mean.

Why Dogs Stare At Their Owners

Posted by Puppy Stairs on 8/16/2015

It is pure devotion, you might think, but it is also anticipation of a tasty tidbit, or something else you have that he finds desirable. Sometimes your loyal friend is asking you to "come out and play", or to go for a jog or a car ride, all the things he loves to do with you on a regular basis. Going to the "dog park" is a special favorite, or taking that path alo