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PostSubject: Steps or Ramp...    Steps or Ramp...  EmptyWed Mar 03, 2021 11:15 pm

Ami is doing much better these days. Except he likes to sleep on our bed during the day. The top of our bed is just above my waist height. He has no problem jumping up, it's even a pivot spot when he zoomies. But jumping down makes him limp after. I'm thinking the weight and force on his wrist is not good.

So we're getting him either a ramp or steps. Which do you think is the better option?

Sigh. Doubt he'll use it for zoomied but at least for everyday getting down I'm guessing he will. He already is experimenting with not quite jumping but washing down and favoring the sore leg. Except. I think he's now hurry the other one...
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PostSubject: Re: Steps or Ramp...    Steps or Ramp...  EmptyThu Mar 04, 2021 1:21 pm

For the short term the steps might work but in the long run the ramp (if you can convince him to use it, sigh) would be better for his joints.

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PostSubject: Re: Steps or Ramp...    Steps or Ramp...  EmptyThu Mar 04, 2021 11:41 pm

Second ramp.
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PostSubject: Re: Steps or Ramp...    Steps or Ramp...  EmptyThu Mar 04, 2021 11:47 pm

Thank you, people.
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PostSubject: Re: Steps or Ramp...    Steps or Ramp...  EmptyWed Mar 10, 2021 1:47 am

We have a folded gymnastics mat that Rumo leaps onto for getting out of car..it’s kind of like a big firm cushion.

He never felt  quite “safe” walking up/down ramp, but uses the cushion without hesitation.

Why we started: he leapt quickly out of rear hatch onto concrete garage floor once, limped for three days after. That injury still acts up once in a while...same shoulder/leg that he first hurt.
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PostSubject: Re: Steps or Ramp...    Steps or Ramp...  EmptyWed Mar 10, 2021 10:30 am

@Shepsky13 wrote:
We have a folded gymnastics mat that Rumo leaps onto for getting out of car..it’s kind of like a big firm cushion.

He never felt  quite “safe” walking up/down ramp, but uses the cushion without hesitation.

Why we started: he leapt quickly out of rear hatch onto concrete garage floor once, limped for three days after. That injury still acts up once in a while...same shoulder/leg that he first hurt.

Hmm... That's a thought.
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