Nobody wants to go slip-sliding away in the aftermath of a snowstorm. But commercial ice melters contain salts that can irritate a dog's paws—not to mention his stomach, if he's an exuberant licker. Other than booties, one solution is Safe Paw. This time-release compound was first developed for airports and atomic power plants, which required it to be noncorrosive and safe around humans, animals and vegetation. Available from www.ewgroupinc.com, or call (800) 783-7841.