Look here at this list of 5 Pet Friendly Ice Melts:
We’ve done some research and here are some Pet Friendly Ice Melts that are easily found at a local Lowes, Sears, Walmart and Home Depot.
Milazzo Industries, Inc., your complete source for a full line of snow and ice control products, now offers a product that is safe for pets. Qik Joe Safe Pet Ice Melt does not contain salt of any kind. It is environmentally safe, non corrosive, and contains no chlorides. Unlike so many other ice melting agents, Qik Joe Safe Pet will not burn or cause irritation to your pet. When used as directed, Qik Joe Safe Pet should not harm good quality air-entrained concrete, grass, shrubs or carpet.
There are products out there that are truly salt-free. However, they tend to be much less efficient at melting snow and ice. With these products, the very problem we were trying to avoid may still occur. In an attempt to make them work better, we’ll end up using twice as much. This over application can still be harmful to plant life, concrete and pets.
Safer ice melter for the environment & pets
Pet owners often want to use ice melt, but fear harming their pets.
3. It’s relatively easy to protect your pup from ice melts. A few simple steps can keep your dog safe, but one of them is especially key: “After wintertime walks, pet parents should wipe their pet’s paws off with a clean, damp towel,” says Martin. She adds that dog boots can go a long way toward protecting your pet from the perils of winter walks.4. “Pet-friendly” ice melts are available, but they may not be the answer. “Although these types of melts tend to be considered safer, they, too, can lead to problems if the animal has been exposed to enough of the product,” says Martin. If you’ve got ice melts of any kind at home, keep them in sealed, pet-proof containers.Other ways to keep your pet safe: Wipe down your dog’s entire body if she was rolling around in the snow, don’t let your dog drink from puddles of melted snow, and keep your dog from snacking on snow near any place where ice melts may have been used.Urea based ice melts are generally the ones labeled as safe for use around pets. Ingestion of urea usually leads to salivation and mild gastrointestinal irritation, but large ingestions may result in weakness, tremors, and methemoglobinemia.Do not take internally and avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothing. All deicers increase the number of freeze thaw cycles which can accelerate surface damage to concrete. Any poor quality concrete, regardless of age, is susceptible to such damage. Use this product only on properly formulated, cured, placed, air–entrained concrete that is more than one year old. Do not use on brick or flagstone walkways with mortar joints. Avoid breathing dust. Cold temperatures from melting ice and snow can cause discomfort to pets' paws. This product must be used at the user's own risk of loss or damage from use, storage or handling.How about your neighbor’s walkway? If your dog is walked on other properties, you may never know what type of ice melt or salt is used. They can travel easily to where your pet’s walk, get stuck in a paw, or your pet’s fur, and then get ingested while your pet is licking or cleaning himself. Don’t take the risk….buy pet friendly ice melts! Read the labels and be sure they are safe for your pet.