Little legs and big climbs aren’t usually compatible and this is why they can benefit from a lift up from from time to time.
As most pet owners will tell you, our pets are our best friends, but not everyone is particularly fond of having their pets climb on furniture items. For those who don’t mind, or actively encourage it though, we’ve found some handy pet stairs on Amazon and there’s probably more benefits to them than you initially thought.
The Pet Gear Step Stairs are designed to “help maintain and protect your pet’s joint health”.
It’s widely known that “pets who constantly jump off sofas, beds, and other furniture can place unnecessary strain on the joints” and this could potentially lead to arthritis in the future.
As with any steps some dogs may need a bit of training at first, but once they’ve mastered the knack, it’ll do them a world of good in the long run.
These stairs are best suited for pets up to 150 pounds and over a year old.
According to the product description on Amazon, the Pet Gear Step Stairs “has wide, deep steps to give smaller dogs the ability to get their entire body on each platform and large dogs the ability to comfortably climb the stairs.”
“The innovative incline of each step reduces the amount of stairs needed to climb, eliminating stress on your pet and the carpet tread is easily removable and machine washable.”
They’re also really easy to assemble by snapping together in a matter of seconds and requiring no tools.
The stairs are retailing on Amazon from £44.97 + postage/packaging and has a multitude of positive reviews from plenty of satisfied customers, so if you’ve been wondering whether it’s worth the buy or not, have a read of a few of those to help make you’re mind up.
Other colours and size/weight models that are suitable for different dog breeds are available, but do note that pricing does tend to vary.
They’re also eligible for Amazon Prime delivery perks too for those subscribed to the service.
If you know a pair of little pup legs that could do with a helping hand every now and then, you can get the Pet Gear Step Stairs from Amazon here.
Tameside police officers hailed ‘absolute heroes’ after saving the life of a seven-year-old girl
Two Tameside police officers have been hailed as “absolute heroes” after saving the life of a seven-year-old little girl.
It comes after emergency services were called to an address in the Greater Manchester borough of Tameside earlier this week (29 November), and found a young girl who was struggling to breath and coughing up blood after choking on a sweet.
Police Constables Aaron Kincaid and James Blundell, from Greater Manchester Police‘s (GMP) Tameside division, were first on the scene.
To the huge relief of the girl’s parents, who were said to be “understandably distressed” and concerned for her welfare, PC Kincaid jumped straight into action and was able to utilise his first aid training to full effect by going on to successfully dislodge the sweet from the youngster’s throat, and then helping to calm her down before the paramedics arrived.
Whilst PC Kincaid looked after the little girl, PC Blundell did “everything he could” to help the parents remain calm.
Paramedics then took over once they arrived, and the young girl was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Reflecting on the incident, and hailing his officers “absolute heroes”, Superintendent Mike Walsh, from GMP’s Tameside district, said: “PCs Aaron Kincaid and James Blundell acted without hesitation during the incident, and took control of the situation that they were faced with.
“They deserve every credit for staying calm under extreme pressure and for working together as a team and utilising their training to lifesaving effect, and I’m sure the girl’s parents and family will consider them to be absolute heroes.”
“We’re both glad that we were in the right place at the right time,” PC Kincaid added.
“I have a daughter the same age as the little girl who needed our help, and I cannot tell you how much of a relief it was when she started breathing normally and said she was okay after I had managed to dislodge the sweet.