When New Englanders hear the words “winter storm, blizzard, weather advisory and snow”, we run out to stock up on bread, milk, wood and winter supplies, including salt and ice melt.
Before you hunker down and settle in for a winter storm, Wagging Tails Pet Sitters, Dog Walkers and Mobile Groomers in Connecticut would like to inform you, or remind you, that when buying ice melt, there are many that can harm your pet. Please read the labels and purchase pet safe ice melt. Chemicals in many ice melts are toxic to both humans and to their pets. These chemicals, such as calcium magnesium, chloride, eco-safe glycol, are not safe for pets. Please review the labels before purchasing de icers and melts. You may think that if you put down de icer on the ground where your pets don’t have access or walk to, that they will be safe. This is not true. Small grains or granules of deicer, ice melt, can imbed in your shoe and enter your home.
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.
Invest in a pair of boots for your dog. As silly as they may seem to some, and as difficult as they may be to get your dog used to wearing them, they could save your pet’s life!
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.
Road Runner Pet Friendly Ice Melt
Wagging Tails Pet Sitting & Mobile Grooming Service has been caring for CT’s pets since 1995. It’s our 21st winter and we love every minute of it with your pets! Serving over 35 towns in CT…..www.waggingtails.com