Decorative pet stairs have become increasingly more popular in the past few years. Pet steps assist small and/or aging pets in reaching places hard from them to jump onto, ie: a bed, sofa, or chair. Many models are now made with soft materials for low impact effect on the pet’s joints and bones. Types of decorative pet steps will be evaluated in this article.
Naturally, the more decorative or durable style of pet steps will be priced a bit higher than those made for pure functionality. There are high-end doggy stairs available, for example, made of cherry wood with a carpeted stair surface and accented with moldings. Other models available are even made of mahogany and contain storage areas under the stair surfaces, as well as small and large pet stairs. These models are usually priced around $34.99. Most pet steps range from $30 to about $70.
You can find pet steps that are permanent structures, and others which can fold down to be stored under the bed or stashed away in the closet. If you have a heavier or larger dog, it would probably be best to stick with a more solid set of pet steps, as the collapsible models are often made of polyurethane or another plastic material, which generally impose more strict weight limits.
If you want to buy pet steps for your pet, you may want to take into consideration how many steps you would prefer, and whether or not you have a step height requirement. Perhaps you’re looking for pet steps for bed side assistance. You should know the height of your bed and find a set of pet stairs that accommodate that. Also, if your dog has shorter legs, such as a Dachshund or a Basset Hound, you may want to browse around for steps that are shorter and closer together to ensure that your pet does not struggle with ascending and descending the stairs.
While the choices are vast, there is definitely a set of steps out there that are a perfect suit for your and your pet. If it helps, make a list of your pet step requirements, as mentioned before, height, weight restriction, and material, and keep hunting until you find the right steps for your pet.