Is your pet having difficulty getting into the car, onto the couch or bed (assuming you want him or her there!) or up the stairs? Don't risk injury to yourself or your pet by trying to lift and carry him or her. There is another solution. The Solvit Telescoping Dog Ramps are perfect for all pets who need assistance reaching high places.
For: Dogs and Cats
We carry two models of Solvit's Telescoping Pet Ramps: The Deluxe and the Deluxe XL.
The Deluxe is lightweight (13 pounds), and it is designed to support over 400 pounds without bending or breaking. Its aluminum and plastic construction makes it both lightweight and strong. It’s also very compact, making it easier to use and store.
It extends from 39" to 72" and can be used in lengths anywhere in between. Use it fully extended for SUVs, pickup trucks, grooming tables, and more. Shorten the ramp when space is limited or when the upper surface isn't as high, such as a bed, couch, or the side entry on a minivan. The Deluxe Telescoping Pet Ramp is many ramps in one and can be used for heights up to about 30 inches.
The Deluxe XL Version
The Deluxe XL has the same construction as the Deluxe Telescoping model, but it is 15" longer and 3" wider - 42% larger overall!
The extra length of the XL model provides a flatter angle for easier climbing. The extra width gives larger dogs more room, which can increase their confidence when walking up and down the ramp.
The construction of the XL model provides you with a strong, long, lightweight ramp. Even though it's oversized, it still weighs only 18 pounds, and it supports over 300 pounds. It’s also compact, which makes it easy to use and store.
Both ramps are easy to use. You don't have to worry about folding and unfolding. An easy sliding mechanism allows you to extend the ramp to use it and slide it back to its compact form when you want to store it.
Both ramps also have a high-traction walking surface, which helps pets keeps their footing, which is especially helpful on steep climbs.
The ramps also include a convenient carry handle, along with a safety release latch to prevent accidental opening. It also has four rubber feet to keep the ramp stable while in use.
The Solvit Telescoping Dog Ramp Carrying Case is a sensible, affordable way to protect your dog ramp. It also makes the ramp easier to carry around and store.
It is custom sized to fit the Solvit Deluxe Telescoping Dog Ramp (is not available for the XL version). Two zipper pulls make it easy to open and close the case, and with a zipper that covers 3/4 of the length of the case, you can easily get the dog ramp in and out. The case also includes a dual-strap handle for your convenience.
Carrying case available for Deluxe version, not Deluxe XL
How it works:
Once you've installed the Solvit Telescoping Dog Ramp to your car, your couch, or any other high surface you want your pet to get to, you'll be able to guide your pet to and from that location without straining your back or risking injury to you or your dog. The case can be used to protect the Deluxe Telescoing Dog Ramp from wear and tear. It's easy to use - just open the case completely to put the ramp inside. Secure the zipper to close the case and store or carry with you.
If the safety release strap (on underside of ramp) is not engaged, it is possible for the ramp to extend automatically if held in a vertical position. Please use care when holding the ramp this way.
The Solvit Dog Ramps are designed for use by pets, such as dogs, cats, and small animals only. It is not intended to carry humans or heavy loads. Using the ramp in this way voids the warranty and creates an unsafe situation! Please follow this guideline strictly.
For your pet's comfort, we recommend that you let your pet to become familiar with the ramp before using it for the first time. To do this, lay the ramp flat on the ground, and place treats or other items familiar to your pet on the ramp. Train your pet to walk on the ramp while it's in this position before using it in an inclined position, offering praise and reassurance along the way. As your pet gets used to the ramp, gradually incline it and continue training before using with a vehicle or other higher surface.
Cautions: If the safety release strap (on underside of ramp) is not engaged, it is possible for the ramp to extend automatically if held in a vertical position. Please use care when holding the ramp this way.
Make sure the rubber feet on the upper and lower ends of the ramp are resting firmly on a stable surface (car bumper, sidewalk, etc.) before using. If the rubber feet are not firmly in contact with both a stable upper and a lower surface, the ramp could shift when used, putting your pet at risk for injury.
To use Solvit's Telescoping Dog Ramp, follow the steps below.
1. Set the angled, upper end on the surface your pet wants to climb onto (car, couch, or wherever you want your pet to go)
2. Un-snap the safety release strap (if engaged)
3. Pull out the inner slide to the required length
4. Set the ramp on the ground.
Note: Some users prefer to extend the ramp first and then place on the upper and lower surfaces.
The ramp is designed to hold itself in place when weight is applied, so there is no need for extra devices to lock the ramp in position. When you're finished using the ramp, just push the inner slide back into the closed position, re-snap the safety release tab, and stow in a convenient place.
To prevent accidents, we recommend that you hold your pet’s collar or guide him or her with a leash while he or she goes up and down the ramp. Make sure pets walk only on the high-traction surface and stay away from the edges of the ramp. When using with vehicles, make sure your pet stays inside the vehicle until the ramp is deployed, then walk your pet down safely.
To Clean: The aluminum rails on the ramp are pre-lubricated with household paraffin wax. Some of this wax may flake off after repeated use of the ramp. Re-application of this wax should not be necessary under normal use. If the plastic or aluminum parts of the ramp get dirty, clean with any standard household cleaner. The tread material can be cleaned with mild detergent and a stiff brush or a strong jet of water.
Deluxe Carrying Case: When you are ready to store your pet ramp or just need to take it with you, slide the telescoping end until the ramp is as short as it can be. Lock the ramp into place with the strap, and put it into the carrying case.
Tip: For the safety of you and your pets, check ramp thoroughly before first use, and do not use if you discover any defects.
Solvit Telescoping Dog Ramps
Deluxe Telescoping Dog Ramp
39"-72” x 17” x 4” and the tread surface is 13 inches wide.
XL Deluxe Telescoping Dog Ramp
47"-87” x 20” x 4” and the treas surface is 15 inches wide.
Deluxe Carrying Case
40” x 18” x 4”
Solvit Telescoping Dog Ramps
ok for a lightweight ramp
The ramp is light weight and easy to use. The surface of the ramp is not carpeting as stated in the Q&A about this product. It is a sand paper surface that my dog will not use so carpeting has to be fixed over the existing surface. Also, the packaging of this product is terrible. The box is flimsy and the ramp did not have any protective end packaging so a few necessary plastic pieces were broken and the ramp needs to be replaced.
No problem ordering a replacement but too bad that packaging is not better.
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