Best Pet Stairs

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As our pets age, it becomes harder for them to easily bound up on the bed or jump up on the sofa. Most pet parents will find their older furkids still do their darndest to scale these heights regardless of joint pain or mobility issues. Why? Because your four-legged friend wants to be wherever you are. Investing in a set of stairs can be a great way of making their life a little easier and helping them to be where they most want to be - curled up next to you.

Top pick

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PetSafe CozyUp Folding Pet Stairs

Stairs that are light on weight, heavy on stability

These lightweight steps weigh only nine pounds, making them the perfect portable set that can be moved anywhere you need them. Incredibly durable, the unique construction allows the steps to support weights of up to 200lbs and the non-skid feet mean these stairs stay firmly in place. The fabric tread covers and side rails offer additional stability, and the steps themselves measure 28” L x 18” W x 25 H. There’s zero assembly required and the stairs fold down for easy storage when not in use. Available in a choice of two modern colors that will blend seamlessly into any home, these stairs can also be easily cleaned with mild detergent.

Best budget buy

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Pet Gear Easy Step II

Snap these stairs together in seconds

You’ve got to love a great deal that’s also easy to assemble, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with this set of stairs from Pet Gear. The wider and deeper steps make them great for pets of any size and the innovative incline design means fewer steps are required so your fur baby can reach the bed or sofa with minimal joint stress. The carpet tread can be easily removed for cleaning and the stairs themselves can support weights of up to 150lbs.

Best space-saving design

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Best Pet Supplies Foldable Pet Steps

Support your pet's joints with a mix of foam and fleece

Available in a three or four-step design and multiple colors and designs, these space-saving foldable mattress-grade foam steps provide your pet with the ultimate in cushioned comfort. When not in use simply unzip and fold down the top steps for easy storage under a bed or in a closet and the machine washable cover can also be unzipped for cleaning. The combination of foam and ultra-soft fleece fabric creates stairs that are easy on your fur baby’s joints, and provide plenty of traction to ensure they don’t slip.

Best combination stairs

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Pet Gear Stramp

Get the best of both worlds with this innovative design that combines a ramp with stairs

If you can’t decide between stairs and a ramp then there’s only one solution - you need a stramp! The gently sloping ramp with top step makes it effortless for your furkid to reach the bed or sofa, and the built-in carry handles make it a breeze for you to move the stramp from room to room. The mat is super-soft and can be easily removed for cleaning and the stramp snaps together without tools. With a low 5-inch step-up required from the ground, this is a great product for small pets and at 16-inches wide with rubber grips on the bottom, your pet will be able to traverse to new heights safely.

Best high stairs

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Furhaven Pet Steady Paws Multi-Step Stairs

Style meets comfort in this tall set of stairs

You’ve got to love a product that’s good for your pet and for you, and this set of stairs that blends style with comfort certainly ticks both boxes. These tall multi-step stairs are covered in plush faux fur and available in a choice of three neutral colors to suit every home decor. The gentle surface is soft on paws and reduces pain while climbing. Standing at 29 inches, these stairs are perfect for tall beds or sofas, and also come in a smaller three-step design. They can be vacuum cleaned to remove hair or spot cleaned to remove stains, and the frame measures 23.6” L x 15.7” W x 29” H.

Best for durability

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PETMAKER Folding Plastic Stairs

Portable plastic stairs designed to help indoors or out

They may be made of plastic but don’t let that fool you because these stairs pack a heavy-duty punch when it comes to toughness and durability. With built-in side rails to keep your pet secure, non-slip foam pads to protect their paws, and a snap-lock feature that prevents the stairs from collapsing when in use, these stairs have your pet's safety as their top priority. Great for indoor and outdoor use in any weather and able to support weights of up to 120lbs, these stairs collapse easily and fold away for storage under the bed or in the trunk of your car.

How to choose the best pet stairs

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We all need a helping hand sometimes and for older pets, or those with mobility issues, a set of stairs can be a great way of helping them reach the bed, sofa, or car with minimal stress on their joints. Our top pick is the PetSafe CozyUp Folding Pet Stairs, which can support weights of up to 200lbs and have a variety of safety features to ensure your pet can scale them safely. When it comes to an affordable buy it’s hard to go past the Pet Gear Easy Step II, which snaps together in seconds and has an innovative incline design that means there are fewer steps for your pet to climb.

For cushioned comfort and made from foldable foam and fleece, we’re loving the Best Pet Supplies Foldable Pet Steps that have a great space-saving design. And as for durability? We recommend the PETMAKER Folding Plastic Stairs that are perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.


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