Did you know that children, pets and the environment can be adversely affected by the use of rock salt and salt-based ice melter products? For dogs in particular, exposure to those products can mean an unplanned trip to the vet. The problem is that when dogs are let out or walked, they step on and/or eat the treated snow. Dogs either ingest these ice melt pellets right then or they get them frozen into their paws. Later, when they are inside with higher temperatures, the ice melts and dogs begin to lick their paws. The salt can heat up as high as 175 degrees and not only burn their skin, but then their mouth and digestive system once they ingest it!
Rock salt and other salt-based ice melters contain sodium chloride or potassium chloride that melt only down to 24 degrees & do so very slowly. Salt is a corrosive compound and its residue can damage lawns, plants and even contaminate well water and water supplies. Moreover, it can cause damage to pavers, concrete, asphalt, wood, lawns, floors and rugs. With the exception of Safe Paw, all ice melters on the market contain salt, including Road Runner, Driveway Heat, Zero Ice, Arctic, Halite, Qik Joe, Ice Vice, Safe Step and Peladow.
Safe Paw is a great choice because it is 100 percent safe for children, pets, surfaces and the environment. It is unique in that it does not utilize salt as an ingredient and gives off no heat. As an added feature, Safe Paw leaves an invisible protective shield that prevents ice from sticking to the surface for up to three days. This makes shoveling easier and saves work.
The 8 lb jug (3.63 kg.)shown above has a coverage area of 185 sq. ft. per lb and there is a handy, built in spout on the jug to make spreading easy. Safe Paw is available at most major pet, hardware, and grocery stores as well as many family-owned stores. (Such as Petsco, Shaws, Big Y & ACME.)
Thanks to Safe Paw for making such a great product…and for putting a Sheltie on their label too. ;)