Veterinary workers develop spiked harness to protect small dogs from predators

Saw too many small dogs coming in for treatment after being attacked

Workers at a veterinary clinic in north Vancouver have developed a specialized harness to protect small dogs from bigger dogs and wild animals.

Alison Columbus and Janice Voth at the North Shore Veterinary Clinic say they saw too many small dogs coming in for treatment after being attacked.

The harness itself, called PredatorBWear, is nylon, but it’s covered in hollow plastic spikes strategically placed to cover the dog’s neck and back to deter predators. The spikes are attached with Velcro strips and can be removed to allow the dogs to play safely with other.