If you’re a dog owner, you know there’s no friendship like that of our furry companions. And there are few better ways to show your pup how much you love them than taking them along for a ride in the vehicle. Whether they’re hanging their heads out of the window or happily waiting in the back, the words, "Do you wanna go on a ride?" are sure to get tails wagging.


But hopping into the car can carry its own worries, for you and your dog. That’s why investing in a dog ramp can be one of the best things you can do for both of you. In this post from Canvasworks in Cokato, MN, we’re breaking down some of the reasons your pet could use a dog ramp. So give us a call to order your pet ramp today!

1.   Cars Give Her Anxiety

Most dogs certainly love a good car ride. But just like every human is different, there are some dogs out there who find riding in cars stressful. Maybe your dog is new to the car ride experience. Or perhaps they have experienced past trauma related to a vehicle.


Either way, stepping into the car can be a tough sell for these pups. However, using a pet ramp makes it easier to show a skittish dog they have nothing to fear. Then, after a few stress-free trips up and down, you’re one step closer to having a happy car companion!

2.   Your Dog has Health Issues

Unlike people, dogs can’t tell us when they’re feeling less than their best. And even if they could, some dogs are on the stoic side and won’t show signs of pain or injury until they’re in pretty bad shape. So if your dog has an injury or healthcare condition such as arthritis, using a pet ramp ensures that you aren’t causing them pain or further injury.

3.   He’s Past His Prime

Even if your aging dog isn’t showing signs of arthritis, remember that older dogs are much more likely to have joint damage than younger ones. Whether it is from degeneration or injury, this joint damage makes it more likely your senior pup will injure themselves getting in and out of the vehicle. Using a dog ramp can help your old dog avoid a broken bone or sprain from a slip on the way into the car.


4.   They’re Just a Puppy

One of the best things you can do for your young dog is preventing joint damage and injuries from occurring in the first place. It may seem silly, but repetitive stress, like jumping in and out of a vehicle, can cause a lot of joint damage over time. Joint or bone injuries are also common when a pup that’s a little too exuberant catches a knee on the edge of a tailgate or lands badly and strains an elbow. Preventing these injuries from occurring can go a long way towards slowing the degenerative arthritic process.

5.   Your Car is Too Tall

Getting into a large vehicle like an SUV, RV, or truck can be difficult for small animals. And even if your pup can easily make the jump, it may not be the safest choice. Some smaller breeds are also more susceptible to certain spinal injuries than larger dogs, making it a risk not work taking. Other large breeds are more prone to joint disease or injury, so it’s important to reduce the stress on their joints.

Order Your Dogs-Up Ramp from Canvasworks in Minnesota

Whether you’re thinking of spending more time traveling this summer or you’re worried about the safety of an older dog, Canvasworks can help with a dog ramp for every ride. Canvasworks Dogs-Up Ramps are easy for canines to use,  young and old. Unlike some ramps that can be too narrow, our ramps are a generous 18” wide, making them much more stable and comfortable for dogs to walk on.


They’re also easy to clean and covered in marine carpeting that’s durable enough to withstand plenty of outdoor adventures with your dog. To order your Dogs-Up Ramp, contact us on the web or call us at 320-559-0165. Your best friend will thank you!