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Ice Melt Toxicity In Pets: How To Keep Them Safe

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The toxicity of ice melt refers to toxins, chemicals and contaminants present in the ice melt. Listed below are some of the common toxins/chemicals present in most of the ice melt products and how they affect our pets:

Sodium Chloride

This is the main ingredient of rock salt. If ingested by pets, it irritates their gastrointestinal system. It is also detrimental to their paws when salt gets logged into their paws.

Potassium Chloride

Similar to sodium chloride, when ingested, it causes gastrointestinal irritation and diarrhea.

Magnesium Chloride

Once ingested, irritation and gastrointestinal distress occur. So, magnesium chloride ice melt is equally hazardous.

Calcium Salts (Calcium Chloride, Calcium Magnesium Acetate, And Calcium Carbonate)

These salts are very harmful. When ingested, they cause severe local irritation and gastrointestinal distress as well.

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The Use Of These Chemicals Can Be Dangerous 

  • They are poisonous 

Sodium chloride is poisonous in nature. You may think that sodium chloride is poisonous to pets and children. Sodium chloride is similar to table salt in appearance, but it is deadly because it includes many impurities. Rock salt can cause irritation, rashes, and burns in your pets’ eyes, skin, and paws. Every year, the Poison Control Center receives several calls from children who have swallowed ice-melting crystals.

  • Damages the concrete

All these chemicals are not only toxic but are corrosive as well.

Salt or chloride-based ice melt can cause severe damage to concrete and asphalt roads that are otherwise quite durable and sturdy. Newly constructed driveways are particularly vulnerable to this type of harm. 

  • Weakens the rooftop

A brine solution is formed when salt and water infiltrate into the fissures of the concrete. The freeze-thaw cycles of the absorbed water harm the surface as the temperature rises and falls, resulting in cracks.

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Safe Paw is a salt-free ice melter that is chemical-free, non-toxic ice melt. It meets the stringent requirements of the United States governmental agencies for ecological friendliness. It means that Safe Paw ice melt would not harm you, your pets, children, wildlife, or the larger environment, including your lawn and plants. 

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Safe Paw’s proprietary formula also contains glycol, widely used to thaw ice and prevent further freezing. Therefore, it not only melts existing ice, Safe Paw coats the surface to inhibit ice from forming the next time bad weather strikes.

Gaia Enterprises Inc. delivers 100% pet-safe and environmentally friendly winter products. Safe Paw, our flagship product, is the #1 selling pet-safe ice melt that does not harm pets, safe if ingested, and safe on all types of concrete.


In conclusion, always put safety first. A good non-toxic ice melt should melt snow and ice and keep the environment and animals safe. Buy Safe Paw and you will not regret it. It is our choice because it delivers. Clear your sidewalks, driveways, storefronts, and anywhere else with the best.

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