Is all ice melter safe for pets?
No, all ice melters are not safe for pets. Most ice melters contain salt and salt-based ingredients. The salt helps in the melting of the ice, which is the primary purpose of these products. However, when pets, like cats and dogs, are exposed to these salt-based ice melters, they face a lot of problems. Dermatitis and inflammation of paws are common problems seen in dogs when exposed to such ice melters. Dogs, when out in the snow, love to play around in it. They will frolic and at times eat the snow. Once the salt in those ice melters reaches their insides, it will start to heat up. Eventually, it will lead to burns or inflammation in their mouths and digestive canals. Little kids might face similar cases as well if you use ice-melters containing salt. Vets will always ask you to choose non-toxic ice melters, such as the ones produced by Safe Paw, over salt-based ones. These non-toxic ice melters do not have any side effects. They will also cause no harm to your pets and children. And at the same time, these ice melters are just as good, if not better, than any regular ice melter.