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Safe Paw Ice Melter

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Children, pets, surfaces and the environment can be adversely affected by the use of rock salt and salt-based ice melter products. Dogs are especially vulnerable to the corrosive characteristics of salt, and the resulting health problems can include dermatitis, inflammation of the paws, and serious gastrointestinal problems including vomiting and internal burns of the mouth and digestive tract.

Safe Paw is a patented dual-effect compound, made up of crystalline amide core infused with special glycols. This non-corrosive and non-toxic composition gives Safe Paw a two-way timed-release action. The liquid component starts melting ice instantly while breaking its surface tension. This allows the crystal-core to quickly penetrate and destabilize the ice and speed up the melting process. So not only is it safer, but it's more effective than a traditional rock salt melter.

When winter snow and ice arrive many people use ice melters to keep their families safe from slips and falls. But did you know that most ice melters contain salt - meaning they can damage your hardscapes or injure your pets and children?

What is Safe Paw?
No other ice/snow melter works like Safe Paw and is 100 percent safe for children, pets, all surfaces and the environment. It is unique in its compound and benefits without utilizing any salt as an ingredient and gives off no heat to melt ice. Safe Paw is a patented dual-effect compound, made up of crystalline amide core infused with special glycols. This non-corrosive composition gives Safe Paw a two-way timed-release action. The liquid component starts melting ice instantly while breaking its surface tension. This allows the crystal-core to quickly penetrate and destabilize the ice and speed up the melting process. Safe Paw actually attracts heat to make it even more effective but does not give off heat. This "endothermic" reaction takes advantage of solar effect and provides extra melting power during daylight hours. As an added feature, Safe Paw leaves an invisible protective shield that prevents ice from sticking to the surface for up to three days. This makes shoveling easier and saves work.

How does Safe Paw differ from other ice melter products?
Safe Paw contains no salt. Its patented dual-effect compound, made up of crystalline amide core infused with special glycols, provides a non-corrosive composition with two-way timed-release action. The liquid component starts melting ice instantly while breaking its surface tension and works up to two degrees below zero. This allows the crystal-core to quickly penetrate and destabilize the ice and speed up the melting process. Rock salt and other salt-based ice melters contain sodium chloride or potassium chloride that melt only down to 24 degrees which is not very low and does it very slowly. Often these white pellets (crystals) sit on ice and snow surfaces for a long period before penetrating. Exposure or digesting these ingredients can cause health problems for pets and children. Moreover, the salt residue left over from these products causes damage to pavers, concrete, asphalt, wood, lawns, floors and rugs. With the exception of Safe Paw, all ice melters on the market contain salt, including Road Runner, Driveway Heat, Zero Ice, Arctic, Halite, Qik Joe, Ice Vice, Safe Step and Peladow.

What makes rock salt and ice melters containing salt dangerous to pets and children?
Exposure to salt and salt-based ice melting products, a common occurrence, can cause dogs severe dermatitis, inflammation of the paws and serious gastrointestinal problems including vomiting and internal burns of the mouth and digestive tract. Salt can also burn and irritate children's eyes and skin and cause internal problems if swallowed according to pediatricians. For dogs, in particular, exposure to salt and salt-based ice melt products can mean an unhealthy winter and unplanned trips to the vets' office or animal hospital. The problem is that when dogs are let out they frolic and eat the snow and many of the ice melt products sit on the surface of the ice. Dogs either ingest these ice melt pellets or they get frozen into their paws. Later when they are inside with higher temperatures the ice melts and dogs begin to lick their paws. The salt can heat up as high as 175 degrees and not only burn their skin but their mouth and digestive system.

Do most consumers know the health dangers of rock salt and ice melters containing salt?
No. In fact, a national survey of more than 500 consumers living in cold weather states showed that an alarming nearly two-thirds of the respondents (62% total; 66% of men) were not aware that salt and salt-based ice melting products pose a health danger to pets and children who digest or come into contact with these products. The survey also revealed that 60% of the respondents said they use rock salt or salt-based ice melters in their households.

While Safe Paw is safe for pets and children, how does it work in melting snow and ice compared to rock salt and products containing salt?
Safe Paw works just as good as or even better than salt or salt-based products. In fact, Safe Paw begins working immediately to penetrate ice while other ice melters work very slowly. Moreover, most salt-based products melt ice only down to 24 degrees, while Safe Paw works up to 2 degrees below zero. Safe Paw also leaves an invisible protective shield that prevents ice from sticking to the surface for up to three days. This makes shoveling easier and saves work.

Are there any other advantages of using Safe Paw?
Yes. Salt is a corrosive compound and its residue can damage the environment such as lawns, plants and even contaminate well water and water supplies. Salt can also severely damage and permanently discolor brick pavers, stones, asphalt, concrete and wood decking. When tracked inside, it can also damage rugs, carpets and wood floors.

Who
Children, pets, surfaces and the environment can be adversely affected by the use of rock salt and salt-based ice melter products used by households in the winter. A recent national survey shows that 60 percent of American households use these products in the winter. And, an alarming 62 percent are unaware of the health dangers associated with the use of these products. Safe Paw is the only 100 percent salt-free ice melter on the market and is 100 percent safe for children, pets, surfaces and the environment. It is the smart and safe product to use with winter, and Safe Paw's pellets are green to make it easy for consumers to know the difference.

What
Rock salt and other salt-based ice melters contain sodium chloride or potassium chloride which can heat up to 175 degrees when exposed to water, ice and low temperatures. Often these white pellets (crystals) sit on ice and snow surfaces for a long period before penetrating into the ice. Exposure or digesting these salt compounds can cause health problems for pets and children. Moreover, the salt and salt residue left over from these products cause permanent damage to pavers, asphalt, concrete, wood decks, floors and rugs and can harm the environment, including burn and kill lawns and plants and contaminate well and drinking water supplies.

How
For dogs, in particular, exposure to salt and salt-based ice melt products can mean an unhealthy winter and unplanned trips to the vets' office or animal hospital. The problem is that when dogs are let out they frolic and eat the snow and many of the ice melt products sit on the surface of the ice. Dogs either ingest these ice melt pellets or they get frozen into their paws. Later when they are inside with higher temperatures the ice melts and dogs begin to lick their paws. The salt can heat up as high as 175 degrees and not only burn their skin but their mouth and digestive system. Children also can come into contact with salt and salt-based pellets while playing. Occasionally they will ingest the pellets or more likely get them on their hands and rub their eyes causing irritation.

Why
Safe Paw was developed by a chemist engineer to eliminate the health and environmental problems associated with melting ice and snow. Safe Paw contains no salt. Its patented dual-effect compound, made up of crystalline amide core infused with special glycols, provides a non-corrosive composition with two-way timed-release action. The liquid component starts melting ice instantly while breaking its surface tension and works up to two degrees below zero. This allows the crystal-core to quickly penetrate and destabilize the ice and speed up the melting process. That's why you won't find these warnings on Safe Paw that are found on all salt ice melters: Danger! Keep away from pets and children. Wear rubber gloves and goggles when using. Wash contaminated clothing and call doctor immediately is contact with eye or ingested.

Coverage Area: 185 sq. ft. per lb.

  • 8 lb jug
  • 35 lb bucket

Review Rating: 5

Country of Origin: USA

Manufacturer: Safe Paw

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Safe Paw Ice Melter
 
4.0

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Effective (4)
  • Good value (4)
  • Gentle (3)

Cons

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      5.0

      Safe, Effective, Worth the cost

      By Miss Be Haven

      from Fairmont, WV

      About Me Professional Pet Trainer

      Pros

      • A Little Goes A Long Way
      • Doesn't Irritate Paws
      • Doesn't Make Dog Sick
      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Gentle

      Cons

      • Pricey but Worth it

      Best Uses

      • After Shoveling
      • Base Layer Before Precip
      • For Sensitive Dogs
      • Great On Aluminum Ramps

      Comments about Safe Paw Ice Melter:

      My service dog has a severe reaction when she gets "ordinary" road salts in her mouth/throat. Several visits to the vet, but all we could do was treat irritation after the fact. So I looked long and hard for a really different yet effective product and found Safe Paw. I use it on a 100' aluminum ramp, paved driveway, rubber mats, and gravel, so the dog is frequently exposed to it. Absolutely 100% safe and no negative reaction at all. Have not seen any adverse reaction to any of the surfaces I treat, either. Pricey, but worth it! Just bought 70 more pounds.

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      5.0

      Nice on Ice

      By BlogPawsCarol

      from Northeastern PA

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Gentle
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Safe Paw Ice Melter:

        I wanted something safe for my dog's delicate pads and yet I know the winter ice will build up on my sidewalks and front porch. Thank goodness for this product because I don't worry that it will harm my dog's paws. We keep a warm cloth by the door for when we come in from winter treks in snow, and I always hesitate taking my dog for very long walks. I know some folks don't use a dog safe ice melt, but this one really gives me peace of mind. An entire jug was used last winter with all the ice we had, and I never once felt concerned it would harm my dog's feet. Thanks!

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        1.0

        Expensive and Kills lawns and plants

        By DIYguy

        from illinois

        About Me New Pet Owner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Kills PLants
        • Safety questionable

        Best Uses

        • NONE

        Comments about Safe Paw Ice Melter:

        I used Safe paws my drive and it was a real disappointment and embarrassment. It killed all the grass immediately next to the drive ( which ultimately had to be replaced). When I used it on the walk, it killed the groundcover adjacent to the walk. I used less then 2 lbs over the entire winter.

        It is so toxic to plants, I am concerned about its' effect on animals. Beware!

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        5.0

        Safe product

        By Labmom

        from Birmingham, AL

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Good Value
        • Safe

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Larger Pets
          • Older Pets
          • Smaller Pets
          • Younger Pets

          Comments about Safe Paw Ice Melter:

          This product is safe for all pets & concrete/asphalt.
          Won't damage landscape & non-toxic to animals.
          Easy to use/spread & w/ colored pellets, you can see where
          it has been spread!

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          5.0

          Safe Paw Ice Melt

          By Sheltiemom

          from Staten Island

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

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                Comments about Safe Paw Ice Melter:

                SafePaw Ice Melt is all I use.. Rock salt hurts the dog's paws..I even have my landscaper using it on his other jobs.

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                5.0

                This stuff is great

                By Ahyoka and Buddy

                from Bucks County, Pennsylvania

                About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                Pros

                • Conmpletely Safe
                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Gentle
                • Good Value
                • Safe on Concrete
                • Works fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Care
                  • Larger Pets
                  • Older Pets
                  • Short-Term Care
                  • Smaller Pets
                  • Travel
                  • Younger Pets

                  Comments about Safe Paw Ice Melter:

                  I have been using this stuff for years all around my houses. I have moved a couple times. Never had any problem with it damageing property. One of my dogs ate about a cup or two from the container and we were nervous. The dog didn't bat an eye at it and didn't get sick or anything. I have read the warning labels on other products and would never put them down around my pets. Not only that, this stuff works better than other ice melters.

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                  4.0

                  Works as claimed

                  By Cat Lover

                  from New Haven CT

                  About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                  Pros

                  • 35lb tub best buy
                  • Easy to spread
                  • Good Value
                  • Works best in sun

                  Cons

                  • Must repeat on thick ice
                  • Poor in shaded areas

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Safe Paw Ice Melter:

                    We had ice, 3-4" thick, needed to use repeatedly, chopping ice away each day, then spread more to melt, then chop away the next day. Sun is needed for quick melting. Will work easily on regular areas, steps, sidewalks, if ice not thick. We used the 35lb tub for best buy.

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                    4.0

                    Good Product But Bucket Hard to Open

                    By BostonDawg

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                    Pros

                    • Works good on ice

                    Cons

                    • Bucket Lid HARD to open

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Safe Paw Ice Melter:

                      We only use this product around our property in the winter (Boston winters, we use a lot!). [...]But whoever designed the big bucket lid must've been a machine... Had to use TOOLS to pry it off and by then it was bent. Poor design. Used the old bucket from last year. Would hesitate to buy the big size again due to the poor lid design.

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                      1.0

                      Safe to Dogs, Rough on Concrete

                      By Lauren

                      from Chicago suburb, IL

                      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Effective

                      Cons

                      • Eats up your concrete

                      Best Uses

                      • On winter ice

                      Comments about Safe Paw Ice Melter:

                      First time use of this product chewed up our front sidewalk. Everywhere the pellets laid the concrete is broken up and crumbled. I'm NOT happy with this product at all.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good news for pets

                      By Storms mom

                      from Davenport, WA

                      About Me Long-Time Pet Owner

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Melts the ice

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dogs

                        Comments about Safe Paw Ice Melter:

                        Finally - a product that is safe to melt ice and use around your pets. I no longer have to worry when I use this deicer on the patio where my dogs go out. It works well and gives me piece of mind I am using the best product out there for my little guys safety.

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