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Warning: Your Ice Melt Is Not Safe For Pets


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Winter is a time for snow and ice, but it’s also a time for pet owners to worry about their pets. Is there anything you can do to keep your pet safe from the dangers of ice melt?

Thankfully yes! 

Many people think they need to use dangerous chemicals to get rid of ice and snow on their property, but there are many safer alternatives that won’t harm your pets. In this article, we will go over what these chemicals are made of and why pet parents need to know what goes into products before buying them.

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Salt And Chemical Deicers Are Not The Best Ice Melt.

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!

Find Products That Are Actually Pet-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’re trying to create awareness around the dangers of using chemical ice melt products. We believe that many people are uninformed about the risks of using these products and that more research needs to be done on their effects on pets. We hope you now know how to choose the best ice melt for your pets.

Try Also Our Other Winter Safety Products:

Safe Paw

The Original and #1 Selling Pet and Child Safe Ice Melt for over 20 years. Guaranteed environmentally safe –It won’t harm animals or children, and it won’t damage your property. That’s Safe Paw.  Safe Paw can change how winter affects our planet.

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Walk On Ice

The handy disposable canister can be taken everywhere, with the same 100% naturally occurring minerals that provide instant traction on ice or snow. Use it on sidewalks, steps, or as an instant traction agent for your car.

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