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Pets Should Not Be Exposed To This Ice Melt


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Ice melts are a winter staple for most homeowners, but many people don’t know that there’s a lot of confusion about whether or not these products are safe for pets. The answer? It depends on what kind of ice melt you’re using and how much you’re applying. 

In this post, we’ll cover:

sodium chloride (commonly known as rock salt or road salt), calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, and potassium acetate-based deicers, which are all commonly used by homeowners. We’ll also discuss— Safe Paw ice melt concrete and when it’s okay to use ice melts —and when it isn’t.

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The Best Ice Melt Is Not Salt Or Chemical Deicers.

Salt is used to melt ice. Similarly, most ice melts are chemical-based products. They both serve the same purpose and are frequently sold together. It’s important to note that salt and chemical-based ice melt are toxic for dogs, cats, and other animals—especially if it comes into contact with their paws or fur—but not all ice melt products are dangerous for them.

Chemical-Based Ice Melt: Is Ice Melt Dangerous?

The chemicals in most chemical deicers are toxic to pets, whether they’re ingested or get on their skin. Chlorides, for example, are poisonous to both cats and dogs.

On its website, the ASPCA notes that “some salt products contain chlorides that can irritate the eyes and lungs of both people and animals.” 

The Environmental Protection Agency also warns against using ice melters with more than 15% chloride content for this reason. 

Besides being straight-up dangerous for your pet’s health (and yours), these products can leave a nasty residue behind on sidewalks and driveways when they’ve been used up—and this residue is very difficult to wash away without completely stripping away any existing sealant or paintwork on your house’s concrete surfaces!

Is There Ice Melt That Won’t Damage Concrete

Yes, and this brings me to the next topic:

Safe Thaw and Safe Paw ice melt: concrete and paws safe

Safe Thaw is a 100% chloride-free and salt-free ice melter with endothermic properties. It utilizes the solar effect to melt the ice and keeps it this way for at least 72 hours. It’s considered the best ice melt because it comprises natural volcanic rock and seven other minerals that are 100% environment-friendly. It does not contain any plastic or chemicals, making it safe for pets. It is not messy, does not stick to the shoes, does not block sewers or gutters, and seamlessly mixes with soil. 

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We hope this article has been helpful in understanding the dangers of ice melt and how to protect your pets. We would love to hear your comments and thoughts on this important topic.


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