Safe Paw Ice Melter

Ice Melter 8 lb Jug

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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
 
3.1

(based on 11 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Effective (6)
  • Gentle (5)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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1.0

I'm not sure why this is considered safe

By Rick

from DC

Comments about Safe Paw Ice Melter:

The ingredients listed are not very easy to read, but they are UREA and SPECIAL GLYCOLS. There are only two glycols and they are not special (propylene and ethylene) both are toxic. Given that UREA does not work below 28°F, there must be a very high concentration of these glycols to make this product effective down to 0°F as claimed. It should also be noted that UREA is not allowed to be used as an ice melt in some states due their environmental impact. So be very careful in how you store and expose your pets to this product.

 
1.0

Ruined my concrete

By Boz

from Dayton, Ohio

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Melts Snow

Cons

  • Pitted My Concrete

Best Uses

    Comments about Safe Paw Ice Melter:

    Used on sealed concrete and it ate it away.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Still thrilled after a brutal winter

    By Miss Be Haven

    from Fairmont, WV

    About Me Professional Pet Trainer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Gentle
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Surfaces
      • Ice
      • Sensitive Pets
      • Snow

      Comments about Safe Paw Ice Melter:

      My second winter using this product, and I still am completely delighted with it. It may be pricey, but it's worth it. It did a great job with all the ice of this nasty winter. And I had a great laugh when the little boy who came to shovel asked me about the blue color - he thought I spilled a blue Slushie! And it doesn't bother my dog or damage my property at all. Buying 2 more buckets to be ready for next year.

       
      4.0

      Works great!

      By Doggymom07

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Gentle
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dogs - All Sizes
        • Snowy Icy Weather

        Comments about Safe Paw Ice Melter:

        This ice melt works really well. I live in NC and we don't get bad weather often, but occasionally we do get some snow and ice and our back deck (wood) gets frozen over and very slippery. I bought this to hopefully keep it from getting so slippery, especially for our 13 year old Weimaraner. We just had a fair amount of sleet and ice and we started putting it out after a good layer of ice built up. It worked really well in melting and breaking down the ice. We did have to apply it several times as more ice built up. But I think it did a good job. It was much easier to make a path for the dogs, and ourselves. I will be ordering more in anticipation of future bad weather. It didn't seem to bother our dogs feet. Some did get dragged into the house on our and the dogs feet, but I'd much rather have that problem than one of our babies or us falling and getting hurt! I definitely recommend this product.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Safe paws

        By Ree

        from Manahawkin, NJ

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Gentle
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Safe Paw Ice Melter:

            Haven't had to use it yet this year but have used it in the past. Gentle on paws. Great product and great value in 35 lb. bucket.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            safe paw

            By binky

            from philadelphia, pa

            About Me Long-time Pet Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Safe Paw Ice Melter:

                I don't know whether it works or not. But I do know that it gets tracked into the house and it's hard to get rid of, so I decided against using it.

                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                  (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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