Which Ice Melt Do I Buy?
Choose appropriate products for your dog’s sake. Carefully look when shopping for ice melt to use on your driveway and sidewalk. Some are friendly to our pets; some are dangerous. Therefore, be mindful of your dog’s paws when purchasing ice melt. Also, this is something to consider when walking your dog, especially if it licks its paws. I know very few that do not. We want to avoid sodium chloride (salt) or calcium chloride products. If ingested, it can be harmful and a source of irritation. Another reason to purchase dog booties for your dog in Denver’s winter months. Easy to wash after walks, avoiding the problem when walking in areas where others maintain the property. Be on the lookout for products that are friendly to our dogs. The most readily available option is Road Runner Pet-Friendly Ice Melt. Available at most Lowe’s and Home Depot. Check product packaging to ensure the product you purchase is safe for animals. Another helpful resource is the Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center. Dog paws vs. ice melt choose what’s best for you and your neighborhood’s pets.