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Post Info TOPIC: Getting old dogs up into the RV.


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Getting old dogs up into the RV.


We have used this ramp and found it very handy for camper or truck.  Good anti slip surface, etc.  Not too heavy and folds in half.

 

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4038068&f=PAD%2FpsNotAvailInUS%2FNo

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-- Edited by Terry and Jo on Sunday 18th of August 2013 02:13:22 PM

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We need a way to get our old arthritic, and chubby dog into our RV.  He weighs nearly 30 pounds and neither of us can lift him.  The whole family has arthritis!  We are hoping to start moving into our first RV in a week or so, and NOW it occurs to us that Shawn has to have steps to get onto the bed...he'll never make te steep RV ones. 

I hope this wasn't discussed somewhere else and I failed to find it.  There's lots of information in this forum!  Any suggestions will be appreciated!   Thanks,  Peggy



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People make or buy ramps for this purpose. Here is a a selection from Petco for example - http://www.petco.com/N_22_10437/Dog-Steps-and-Ramps.aspx.  But, it sounds like the ramp better be light weight or you won't be able to lift it.



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The obvious first thing to help matters is weight loss, that followed up with an Easily Angled ramp....

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Thank you for your response, Genecop.  As for weight loss, I would have to lead by example...well actually, I believe I am!  We are trying to find as easy an angle as we can manage.   Petsmart and Petco both have decent looking ramps, thank you Dog Folks and bjoice!  You have all been very helpful.  We'll be in Tennessee in April for the Rally, if you are there too, I hope to meet you!



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