Winter Ice Melts Pose Danger To Pet Paws

Safe Paw 100% Salt Free Ice Melter

“Paws are delicate and using a safe ice melt like Safe Paw® can be the difference between keeping a pet healthy this winter or making an unexpected trip to the veterinarian, causing hundreds of dollars.”-Charlotte Reed, Pet and Lifestyle Expert

Southern cities like Atlanta, Jacksonville, Savannah and Charleston have experienced rare snow fall and ice storms this winter season and pet owners in these locations, as well as regions more accustomed to winter weather, need to keep their pets not only safe and warm but also protect their paws by using a safe ice melting product, like Safe Paw® Ice Melt.

A recent national survey shows that 60 percent of American households use rock salt and salt-based ice melt products which contain sodium chloride or potassium chloride, which can heat up to 175 degrees Fahrenheit when exposed to water, ice and low temperatures. Sixty two percent are unaware of the health dangers associated with these products.

Especially for dogs, exposure to salt-based ice melters can cause physical harm. Often crystals sit on ice and snow surfaces for a long period before penetrating and the salt can get frozen into dog paws and fur then, once inside in warmer temperatures, the salt can burn the skin causing redness and ulcers which can lead to bacterial infections. Dogs can also develop intestinal and stomach problems from licking the salt-based products off their paws.

“While pet parents obviously take care to dress their furry children warmly and limit time in freezing temperatures, where they may walk is often overlooked,” said Charlotte Reed, pet and lifestyle expert. “Paws are delicate and using a safe ice melt like Safe Paw® can be the difference between keeping a pet healthy this winter or making an unexpected trip to the veterinarian, causing hundreds of dollars.”

Safe Paw is 100% salt-free, environmentally safe, safe for pets and children (even, if it happens to be ingested) and can be used on any surface where ice can build up including roofs, gutters, cars, stairs, decking and flooring. Moreover, it will not damage concrete. A patented dual-effect compound offers a two-way timed-release action in which the outer layer begins…

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