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How to Keep Your Dog Fit & Healthy

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Your dog is your best friend, and you want them to lead their best life. This includes keeping them healthy and active. Looking out for your dog’s health is your responsibility. Making sure they keep a healthy weight and get enough daily exercise. There are certain things to keep in mind so that your pup […]

Ice Melt Safe for Driveways

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Driveway installers argue about whether concrete or asphalt is the better material, and there is plenty of debate. But one thing they certainly agree on is that rock salt should never be used on either concrete or asphalt. Rock salt is produced in common blends as sodium chloride, potassium chloride, and magnesium chloride. These formulas […]

Ice Melt Alternatives

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Removing ice from the driveway, steps, and the walkways and having a product that will help get your car going in slippery conditions are winter essentials. However, some of the best-known ice melt products are not safe to use. The “cure” is almost worse than the problem. For example, most traditional ice melt uses some […]

Blizzard Warning – Winter Storm Stella Gears Up to Deliver More Than a Foot of Snow

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Blizzard warnings have been issued for a part of the Northeast coast, including New York City, in advance of Winter Storm Stella which will hammer the Northeast with more than a foot of snow and strong winds Monday night-Tuesday. Stella will also deliver a swath of snow to the Midwest through Monday. This major nor’easter […]

Winter’s revenge? Snow Might Be Coming This Weekend

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Snow late this week could be the first of several disruptive snowstorms to parade through the midwestern and eastern United States in mid-March. After the dramatic upswing in temperatures for the first half of this week, a flip in the weather pattern will return the threat of snow starting late this week. Some communities could […]

The Dangers of Potassium Chloride Ice Melters

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Many parents, pet owners and wildlife lovers wrongly assume that potassium chloride rock salt is the same stuff they put on their food, only in larger form. They conclude that if it is safe to eat, it must be safe to use on their sidewalks, steps and other icy surfaces – surfaces where children and […]

Winter Storm Hammers Northeast With Blizzard Conditions, Over a Foot of Snow in Six States

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Winter Storm Niko brought heavy snow, blizzard conditions and high winds to a swath of the Northeast during a brief, one-day siege on February 9, 2017. Niko’s intense snowfall, following record highs the previous day, prompted thousands of flights cancellations and numerous schools closed from parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York into New […]

Winter Storm Warnings Issued For Philadelphia, New York City, Boston – Are you Prepared?

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Winter Storm Niko will likely bring heavy snow to a sizable swath of the Interstate 95 Northeast corridor Wednesday night through Thursday. Some areas could pick up a half-foot or more of snow in a short amount of time. Before the storm hits we recommend being prepared with the following items: Shop ahead of time […]

The Dangers of Sodium Chloride Ice Melters

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Sodium chloride (NaCl) is the primary mineral ingredient in some types of rock salt and alternative ice melters. It is also the formula for table salt, but does that make it a safe product for melting ice? There are several reasons NOT to use sodium chloride rock salt for melting the ice around your home […]

Magnesium Chloride Ice Melts are Dangerous to People and Pets


Sodium chloride is the main ingredient in many of the most popular salt-based ice melting products on the market like Safe Step 8300 and Road Runner ice melt. While these rock salt products melt ice at moderately cold temperatures, they present two significant concerns. Dangers of Magnesium Chloride Ice Melt First, magnesium chloride (MgCl2) does […]