How cool would it be for your dog to get on and off the furniture with their very own dog ramp? If a ramp is on your checklist of canine mobility aids, you’re going to want to enter this giveaway. One lucky dog of will win an indoor PawRamp™ from Alpha Paw®.
Ramps aren’t a luxury item when your dog suffers from conditions like Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), arthritis or old age. They’re a necessity to prevent injuries to the spine and limbs.
I found out the hard way how easily a dog can get hurt when you least expect it. My Beagle, Olivia, injured her neck while playing with my Rottie mix, Bailey. For a week Olivia shivered in pain when she tried to walk. She was completely incapacitated without my help.
As soon as she felt better, I started shopping for a dog ramp. I knew the statistic that says, half of the dogs who undergo surgery to repair a ruptured disc, injure their backs a second time. It’s a scary fact and I didn’t want Olivia to be part of it.
I researched ramps and coincidentally, I purchased a PawRamp™.
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Three dog ramps from Alpha Paw
Alpha Paw offers three dog ramps for pets with mobility problems: PawRamp, DachRamp and Car Ramp for Dogs.
PawRamp ™ is the company’s original indoor ramp. It’s their #1, veterinarian approved product. It protects dogs who might get hurt from high impact activities.
PawRamp is a great option for canines who are:
Too small to safely hop on and off furniture
Dogs that are prone to IVDD and other spine diseases
Dogs recovering from an injury or surgery
One of the things I appreciated most about PawRamp was that it arrived fully assembled. That was a big time-saver when I was trying to take care of a dog in pain.
I also liked how the ramp folded down for easy storage and had a ribbed carpet on top for good traction.
PawRamp has 4 height adjustments so it can accommodate furniture that’s low to the ground like a sofa or higher up, like a bed.
It holds dogs up to 80lbs, but only weighs 11lbs for easy handling.
The Dachramp™ is similar to the PawRamp, but named as a reminder that Dachshunds are one of the dog breeds most predisposed to developing IVDD – a condition where the discs in the spine age prematurely.
Dachramp is a good option for small dogs, puppies and dogs who have already been diagnosed with IVDD. And like the original ramp, it comes fully assembled, folds to 3.5 inches for easy storage and adjusts to different heights.
Car Ramp for Dogs
This outdoor ramp is designed for dogs who need a boost getting in and out of a vehicle. It provides easy access to your car, van or SUV and offers a high-traction surface so your pup won’t slip. Car Ramp is lightweight, but holds up to 200lbs and it folds in half for storage.
One thing I learned soon after Olivia’s ramp arrived was “some training was necessary” for her to feel safe using it. Olivia is a pretty confident dog, but she never saw a dog ramp before, and she wasn’t sure how to use it.
If this happens to your pet, Alpha Paw suggests leaving the ramp out for a while so your dog can get used to seeing it.
Then teach your dog how to walk up and down the ramp, before allowing them to use it on their own.
Olivia had no idea that she was supposed to use the ramp as a walkway. To help her, I lowered the height to just a slight incline and offered one of her favorite treats to coax her up and down. It took several sessions of doing this, before she felt comfortable on the ramp.
The Alpha Paw Story
Alpha Paw was founded by executive, Ramon van Meer, who started the company in 2018. He then partnered with Ross Bernstein, DVM who became Alpha Paw’s lead veterinarian. Next, the team added clinical veterinarians and licensed dog behaviorists who review every product.
“Everything we do, everything we recommend and everything we offer gets the medical stamp of approval from an expert.”Ramon van Meer Alpha Paw CEO
Today Alpha Paw offers a variety of products that include:
Natural Vitality dog food
Calming™ beds for dogs and cats
OrthoPaw™ memory foam dog beds
PawProof™ throw blankets
OrthoPaw™ memory foam rug
Magic Pee Pads
Pet Car Seats
The Alpha Paw Foundation
Alpha Paw also has a charitable foundation which donates a percentage of each product sold, for a meal to a shelter dog.
How to Enter the Giveaway
It’s easy to enter our giveaway to win a PawRamp™ – in Natural Color. Just leave a comment at the end of this story about why your dog would love to win the ramp.
(You must live in the contiguous United States to enter.)
Entries will be accepted through Tuesday July 5th at 5pm Eastern time. The winner will be notified through the email address you leave in the comment. (So, watch for my reply to say your dog is a winner.)
I have a double amputee dog named Angel and although she doesn’t let that stop her a ramp would be a big help and ease some of the stress on her front legs and shoulders.
Clint, Let Angel know she’s been entered into the Giveaway.
I am an RVT with 3 disabled dogs I brought in to my family when no one else wanted them. They are imperfectly perfect and make my family complete. Having a ramp would help me greatly for the bigger girls whom I must lift and carry up raids and pro couch or bed. The little dogs would love it too and make it safer to not be jumping off the bed
Hi Jill, I’m happy to enter your crew into the giveaway.
I have a 12 year old Yorkie and a 5 year old who suffered a spinal stroke in September. They would both benefit from a ramp.
Misty, Let your pups know they are entered into the giveaway.
Our paralyzed GSD mix, Scott, would love a ramp to help him get to his favorite spot between us on the couch without needing to rely on us to pick him up and help him down. Thank you!
Julia, Please tell Scott that he’s entered into the giveaway.
I have two daschunds with mobility issues. Kiyia is a senior dog that can no longer get on the couch or bed. She has to be picked up which puts pressure on her mama glands which have large tumors. My second daschund, Jerry, is paralyzed from from a ruptured disc. This does not stop him. Both would benefit from a ramp to give them more freedom without pain.
Deborah, Let your Dachshunds know they are entered in the giveaway.
My better half is a paralized dog but this isn’t stop her climbing in bed with me
Suzana, Your pup is entered in the giveaway.
A ramp would help my paralyzed girl KC and save my back from having to pick her up!
Terri, Tell KC that she’s entered in the giveaway.
WAtson is a 10 year old puggle and has a spinal cord injury. He does nonprofit work with families with children with special needs. He loves to be independent and would love to go up and down the stairs on a ramp in his cart. His 2 puggle sister are 15 and 16 and having a very hard time walking these days. I need to carry the older one up and down the stairs.
Kiki, Let WAtson know he’s entered in the giveaway.
MY husband and I would love a ramp for our paralyzed dog Lena to help her get to her favorite spot on the couch! It could also help us with putting her in her wheelchair and letting her outside without having to carry her down our front steps!
Lauren, Lena is entered in the giveaway.
Our rescue weenie Winston would love a ramp! We started fostering him after he went down with IVDD. now that he’s recovered he has no fear and ramps are a must!
Lillian, Let Winston know that he’s entered in the giveaway.
Casey would love a ramp. Her back legs are going and at 75lbs she needs help in and out is the car as mom can’t lift her. She misses laying on the couch too. With her harness and a ramp she could be back to car rides in no time. Thank you for all you do for us.
Debra, Casey is entered in the giveaway.
My two Dachshunds, Sophie and Seve, would love using a ramp, they are both about 12 years old, and with mobility problems.
Claudia, Sophie and Seve are entered in the giveaway.
Hi, I would like to enter the contest for my mastiffs. I need help getting them into my minivan, I obviously can’t lift 230lbs myself (plus I recently had a stroke and brain aneurysm and shouldn’t be lifting anything more than 10lbs.) One mastiff is a service dog for my son, ironically, the dog was born with a congenital deformity in both rear legs and is no longer able to get into my vehicle. I had a custom brace made but he really needs help with the vehicle situation. Thanks for the chance to enter the contest!!
Maggie, You’re dogs are entered in the giveaway.