Hello AmyMarie, Ice melters are relatively safe to pets, but a few precautions should be taken to protect them as well as floors and carpets. Animals like salt, and it is a good idea to prevent pets from licking ice melter granules. To prevent pets from tracking residue on floors and carpets, keep a rag or towel near the door and wipe ice melter residue from their paws. We also recommend that you keep them indoors while an ice melter is being employed, and until the treated area has been shoveled clear, and allowed to dry. With shovelling, sweeping and allowing the area to dry, before returning you pets to the area, greatly reduces the exposure of the briny solution to their paws. Alaskan Premium Ice Melter (Blue) is a Calcium Chloride, Sodium Chloride blend that can had a caustic effect if left on the skin, therefore we would not recommend using this product in an animal pen or compound, where prolonged exposure could dry out their paws. A better choice for these areas will be Alaskan Pet Friendly Ice Melter (Orange). Thank you!
Date published: 2019-11-21