Which Ice Melt Do I Buy?
Look closely when shopping for ice melt for your driveway and sidewalks. Some are friendly for our pets, some are dangerous. Especially if your dog licks their paws. I know very few that do not. We want to avoid products containing sodium chloride (salt) or calcium chloride. If ingested it can be harmful and is also a source of irritation for dog paws. Another reason to purchase dog booties for your dog in the 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 for our dogs. The most readily available option is Road Runner Pet Friendly Ice Melt. Available at most Lowe’s and Home Depot’s. Check product packaging to ensure the product you purchase is safe for animals. Another good resource is the Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center.