Last Updated on: September 3, 2022 by Crystal Uys

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One of the first things cat parents notice when cats develop arthritis is a reluctance or even complete avoidance of jumping onto and off furniture. And when it prevents your cat from getting up on what used to be a favorite spot, it’s time to give them a little help.

The Frisco pet steps come with two different height options, 18.5 or 24.5 inches. You can assemble them as three steps or four steps. The faux fleece fabric is soft on paws and cozy enough for cats to cuddle up for a nap if they so desire. These stairs can help make access to beds, window sills, and other favorite spots easier for senior cats.

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I actually considered buying these steps for Allegra when I added a mattress topper to my bed. At almost 13, it’s inevitable that she is developing some arthritis. She still jumps up on high places, but occasionally, I see her hesitate a bit.

The new mattress topper is only 2 inches high, but the first time she jumped up on the bed after I put it on, she clearly didn’t expect the extra height and struggled a bit to get all the way up. The second time she made the jump, she easily got up with a couple of inches of extra height clearance, so I’m holding off for now since she hasn’t had any issues since that first time.

The Frisco cat stairs are available from Chewy.

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5 Comments on Frisco Cat Stairs

  1. Very nice pet stairs. I like there are two different sizes. My sweetie will be 13 in September and has developed some arthritis. I bought a cat tree to put near a favorite window and also have a hassock near another elevated sleeping spot.

    I will definitely consider ordering a set of steps for her.

  2. I bought carpeted stairs to put at the end of my bed a few years ago when the cat living with me then developed arthritis which made getting up onto the bed a challenge. She could do it, but I didn’t want her to suffer any unnecessary discomfort. She understood immediately they were for her. I kept the stairs there, and now the ‘next’ cat uses them.
    I’m a senior and a retired nurse. I do well with senior cats — I’m not intimidated by medical problems or need for medications. After Bennie, adopted to rescue her when she was 12 and unwanted, died I realized I should/could adopt senior cats. Bennie turned out to be such good company. Now Lucy, also adopted when she was 12, uses the stairs.
    Carpeted stairs mean no slipping or sliding.

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