November 15, 2019
Nov 2019 we’ve had a dump of snow that has stayed and is now turning into slippery, icy conditions that make walking in parks and ravines a hazard.
Last year was a particularly icy winter. I know a few people who took serious tumbles and sustained injuries. The freeze – thaw – freeze – rain – freeze – thaw cycle created spectacular sheets of wet ice. So how to you manage these conditions with a young dog whose energy level demands regular sustained activity?
To the rescue – these crampons:
They are not your average retail store boot accessories. These are serious, and as someone put it, “You go looking for ice” to walk on. You sure can hoof it across ice, and up and down slopes at the park, no problem. Extra care must be taken walking beside your pooch so her feet don’t get stepped on.
Ice crampons can be bought at MEC, or I found these on Amazon. Prices vary, but this link will get you to the right section:
Get out there and be safe.