When our 4-year old Dachshund developed IVDD, we worried that she would never walk again. She came through surgery and rehabilitation, but would still suffer intermittent back pain episodes from time to time over the next two years. We found DoggoRamps and tried out the bed ramp; fantastic! As soon as the Couch Ramp was released, we bought two of them as well, and finally threw out the old store-bought steps. Finally after getting rid of those and only using the DoggoRamps, no more back episodes! These ramps are perfect for small dogs, and make a world of difference in protecting our loved ones’ backs.
One minor issue with the couch ramp: all of the weight rests on a small wooden dowel, which cracked on the first day when I accidentally put a bit of weight on it. Amazon sells an inexpensive plastic dowel rod that is a drop-in replacement, and really makes the ramp much sturdier; search for “Acetal Copolymer Round Rod, Opaque Black, Standard Tolerance, ASTM D6100, 3/8" Diameter, 1' Length” if you have the same issue and want to strengthen the ramp.
Overall, we own three ramps, our little girl absolutely loves using them, and we’re incredibly grateful for being able to protect her back while still keeping her in the style she’s accustomed to! (I.e. sleeping on everything!)