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Is Ice Melt Safe For Your Pets And Concrete?

Pet and Concrete Safe Ice Melt

There are numerous ice melt alternatives to pick from, and the procedure can be complex if you aren’t sure what you’re searching for. We all are looking for an ice melt that will not damage our driveway or walkways. It should also keep our four-legged pals safe so that they can walk on and even lick snow treated with ice melt without harm. Is there any ice melt safe for pets and concrete? To find the answer to this lets us know more about ice melt ingredients. 

We’ll go over different types of ice melt to help you pick which is best for your concrete and pets this winter. 

Sodium Chloride

This ice melt will appeal to bargain hunters. It’s affordable, but it’ll wreak havoc on asphalt, concrete, brick, stone, metal, grass, plants, and wood. It is fatal to your pets if they consume it. 

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It not only harms infrastructure but also damages the ecosystem. It is capable of causing damage to both old and new concrete, as well as asphalt, stone, and brick. Even trace amounts of this salt can contaminate neighboring soil, changing its makeup and causing harm to grass and plants. 

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Crystalline Amide Core With Glycol

It has a non-corrosive structure with a crystalline amide core that is with glycols. Unlike rock salt and other salt-based ice melting products that can only melt ice to a temperature of 24 degrees, it can melt ice up to 2 degrees below zero. It is safe for your pets and will not damage your concrete or any other surface.

Calcium Chloride

It causes little damage to concrete and acts swiftly, although it can harm grass and plants. Calcium chloride quickly melts ice, but it also absorbs moisture, making surfaces wet and slick. As a result, the chances of slipping and falling increase. In pets, it can cause burns to the tongue and throat, increased thirst, vomiting, and stomach ache. 

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Calcium And Magnesium Acetate

It is eco-friendly and suitable for usage in airports and parking garages. It moderately damages concrete. It’s a bit more expensive than other ice melt solutions.

Magnesium Chloride

It’s suitable for both domestic and business use, and it works swiftly. It causes little harm to concrete, is environmentally friendly, and is pet-safe. If you use too much, your grass and plants will suffer. Keep a watch on pets with kidney problems, as this product is okay to use on their feet but not on their stomachs. It is reasonably priced.

Potassium Chloride

Although it is more expensive, it will only cause minor damage to concrete. It’s healthy for your plants until you abuse it, and it’s safe for pets unless your dog has kidney illness and ingests it. 

Potassium chloride is blended with more toxic compounds, making it more caustic and hazardous to the environment. Concrete driveways, as a result, are dangerous.


The salt-based ice melts remain on the surface for long periods posing a risk to pets and children if they eat the contents. The residue of chloride-based ice melt can harm concrete, pavers, lawns, timber, and decks. Whereas ice melt ingredients with amide core and glycol will not harm either your pets and concrete.

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