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The Safest Ice Melt Products for Your Pet in the Snow – Wall Street Journal

Rock salt and deicers containing calcium chloride can be harmful to your pet. Find a better alternative at the Duke Company. We offer a variety of snow/ice removal solutions, as well as snow removal and construction equipment rentals. Our customer service is known for A+ service and expert advice. If you are unsure as to what products will best serve your needs, call us.

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585-292-9870  (Rochester NY), or 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY).

 

Likewise, you can place an order via our web portal for a quick quote.

 

Laura Johannes recently wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal describing what can be done to protect your pets this winter. The article states: “Ice-melt crystals…can be toxic if ingested by pets and can cause severe irritation to paws…veterinarians recommend covering paws with booties and wiping them off with a wet cloth as soon as you get back into the house. It is also important to make sure your dog has access to water if it may have ingested ice melt…as harm is more likely if a dog is dehydrated.”

Furthermore, the Wall Street Journal article states: “The small amount a dog might lick off its paws won’t cause more than drooling or vomiting, but a couple of mouthfuls can raise salt levels in the brain and cause seizures or even death….When we see serious poisoning, it is almost always dogs, and it is almost always when the dog has chewed through the bag.”

 

We proudly carry: Safer Than Salt Commercial Ice Melt in bulk, wholesale, pallets and convenient 50 pound bags. 

Safer Than Salt Commercial Ice Melt is widely respected by Ice Control experts for its exceptional characteristics including:

  • Outstanding ice melt, capable of working to negative 25 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Widely respected for being safer than many competing products for many surfaces including brick, concrete and wood decks.
  • More environmentally friendly and pet friendly than many competing products.
  • Advanced safety rose coating enables extra visibility when applying and ensuring consistent coverage.
  • Precision formulated for commercial applications.
  • Advanced CMA (Calcium Magnesium Acetate) coating and Magnesium Chloride coating.
Download Helpful information regarding Safer Than Salt Commercial Ice Melt:

MSDS safer than salt commercial

 

Safer Than Salt Commercial Ice Melt is manufactured by the Kissner Group, a leading manufacturer of advanced ice melters and de-icing products in North America.

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Call the Rock Salt & Ice Control HQ  (a Duke Company) for more information,  business hours, and all your snow and ice removal needs and information  at:
585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) or 607-347-4455 (Ithaca NY)
Sign-up for the Duke Company’s Rock Salt & Deicer Alerts

Text ‘DUKESALT’ to 55469 to receive text messages regarding our hours, extended hours, schedule changes and discount opportunities.

Industries we serve:

Building Maintenance
College Campuses
Car Wash
Concrete
Construction
Equipment Rental
Governmental
Grocery Retail / Wholesale
Hardware / Home Centers
Hospitals / Nursing Homes
Janitorial Supplies
Landscape Maintenance
Lawn & Garden Centers
Mass Merchandisers
Parking Lot Maintenance
Portable Toilets
Property Management
Schools / Universities
Snow Removal
Transportation / Airports

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Wall Street Journal article by By LAURA JOHANNES –Jan. 22, 2016

WSJ-The Safest Ice Melt Products for Your Pet in the Snow

The Wall Street Journal Recently Published an Article on Deicers and Pet Safety Entitled: “The Safest Ice Melt Products for Your Pet in the Snow.”

A WSJ article, by Laura Johannes, states: “Ice-melt crystals, ubiquitous in winter, can be toxic if ingested by pets and can cause severe irritation to paws.

To protect your dog on winter walks, veterinarians recommend covering paws with booties and wiping them off with a wet cloth as soon as you get back into the house. It is also important to make sure your dog has access to water if it may have ingested ice melt, veterinarians say, as harm is more likely if a dog is dehydrated.”

The Wall Street Journal article further states: “The small amount a dog might lick off its paws won’t cause more than drooling or vomiting, but a couple of mouthfuls can raise salt levels in the brain and cause seizures or even death, says Ahna Brutlag, associate director of veterinary services and senior veterinary toxicologist at Pet Poison Helpline, affiliated with the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “When we see serious poisoning, it is almost always dogs, and it is almost always when the dog has chewed through the bag,” she says.”

The Duke Company offers a variety of snow/ice removal solutions (in bulk, bag or pallet) that are friendlier to your pet(s) than rock salt or ice melts (containing calcium chloride). We are known for our A+ customer service and provide fast delivery throughout New York as well as surrounding states. Still have questions, call us for our expert advice.

Call the Duke Company
585-292-9870  (Rochester NY), or 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY).
Likewise, you can place an order via our web portal for a quick quote.

 

We proudly carry: Great White Ice Melt (in Bulk, Bag or Pallet).
  • 100% Natural Ice Melt and Deicer.
  • Wildlife, Dog, Cat & Pet-Friendly formula.
  • More environmentally friendly to landscaping & vegetation than competing products.
  • Friendly to Concrete surfaces.
  • Advanced engineered for non-slip protection on surfaces including steps, sidewalks and driveways.

Great White Ice Melt is manufactured by the Kissner Group, a leading manufacturer of advanced ice melters and de-icing products in North America.

Download Helpful information regarding Great White Ice Melt:

MSDS Great White Deicer

Call the Rock Salt & Ice Control HQ  (a Duke Company) for more information,  business hours, and all your snow and ice removal needs and information  at:
585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) or 607-347-4455 (Ithaca NY)
Sign-up for the Duke Company’s Rock Salt & Deicer Alerts

Text ‘DUKESALT’ to 55469 to receive text messages regarding our hours, extended hours, schedule changes and discount opportunities.

Industries we serve:

Building Maintenance
College Campuses
Car Wash
Concrete
Construction
Equipment Rental
Governmental
Grocery Retail / Wholesale
Hardware / Home Centers
Hospitals / Nursing Homes
Janitorial Supplies
Landscape Maintenance
Lawn & Garden Centers
Mass Merchandisers
Parking Lot Maintenance
Portable Toilets
Property Management
Schools / Universities
Snow Removal
Transportation / Airports

By DavidSzydlowski

We accept Amex, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover
visa, amex, mc, discover

 

Wall Street Journal article by By LAURA JOHANNES –Jan. 22, 2016

 

East Coast Digs Out From Winter Storm Jonas’ Aftermath

East Coast Begins to Dig Out from Winter Storm Jonas’ Aftermath. Call The Duke Company for Fast Delivery, the Best Value on Bagged Salt, Deicers and Construction/Snow-Removal Equipment Rentals.

 

The Duke Company: 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY) or 585-292-9870  (Rochester NY).
Or we can give you a quick quote via our web portal.

 

Winter storm Jonas has headed out to the Atlantic Ocean, leaving many buried in record breaking snow levels, canceled flights/travel delays, and coastal flooding. The Duke Company is here to assist you, now and in future events with a wide selection of American Rock Salt, Deicers (e.g., MAG®Pellets), snow removal and construction equipment rentals; as well as. construction heater rentals. Our expert customer service is here to answer any questions or concerns about solutions that best suit your needs.

 

CNN reported the following statistics:

“• 40 inches of snow was recorded in Glengary, West Virginia; 39 inches fell in Philomont, Virginia; and Redhouse, Maryland, received 38 inches.

• 25.1 inches of snow at Central Park, the third-largest snowfall on record.

• More than 28 inches of snow at Dulles International Airport, the second-largest snowfall recorded there. Baltimore’s BWI notched 29.2 inches.

• At least 14 people dead (six in North Carolina, three in Virginia, one in Kentucky, three in New York City and one in Maryland).

• 11 states declared states of emergency: Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia. Washington, D.C., has declared a “snow emergency.”

• 8,569 flights canceled for Saturday and Sunday, according to FlightAware.com.

More than 74,000 people without power.”

NASA Photo of Winter Storm Jonas

nasa winter storm jonas

 

Thunder and lightning during winter storm Jonas
winter storm jonas space station cnet.com

 

CNN stated: “top officials warned that danger lingered even as the storm headed out into the Atlantic Ocean. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said that dropping temperatures still pose a risk. ‘We will see continued slick and dangerous roadways, so continue to stay off the road,’ she told reporters Sunday evening. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said her city had experienced a ‘historic snow event.’ ‘I’m asking for residents to continue to be patient. … A record amount of snow must be removed,’ she said. In New Jersey, some residents said they were reeling from flooding that was worse than devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy. ‘There was much more water. … Everybody was affected. It was bad,’ said Keith Laudeman, who owns a restaurant in Cape May, New Jersey.”

 

The Duke Company offers a wide range of snow and ice removal supplies (in bag, bulk or pallet), construction equipment rentals (such as ground heaters). The Duke has top rated customer service offering expert advice on winter weather supplies and equipment, as well as construction equipment rentals.

Contact the Duke Company at 585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY).
Or we can give you a quick quote via our web portal.

 

We offer bagged deicers at the Ithaca New York and Rochester New York location. For example, American Rock Salt in wholesale/bulk, bag or pallet 

  • Comprised of 100% natural Sodium Chloride (NaCL).
  • Also known as Halite and Road Salt, is part of the inorganic salt chemical family.
  • Crystalline solid is white and off-white, and has no odor.
  • Safety note:   American Rock Salt complies with the Toxic Substance Control Act.
  • Use common sense when handling Rock Salt & Road Salt by wearing eye
    protection, breathing protection and avoid contact with your skin.
  • While naturally occurring, Rock Salt should NOT be ingested.
  • To avoid caking, store Rock Salt in a dry area with less than 75% humidity.
  • 100% mined in the USA at the American Rock Salt mine located in Hampton Corners, south of Rochester New York.

Download Helpful Product Information: 

MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet for Rock Salt Bag

 

We also carry bagged deicers. Such as Dead Sea Mag® Pellets:

  • Naturally pet friendly
  • MAG® is pure and natural Magnesium Chloride
  • MAG® is 100% natural, clean, effective, and safer when compared to common de-icers.
  • MAG® is nearly three times less toxic than common table salt
  • Eight times less toxic than calcium chloride
  • There’s less worry about pets licking their paws when they return from a walk.  In fact, a form of Magnesium Chloride is used in farm feedstock as a mineral supplement
  • MAG® is extracted from the Dead Sea by the natural evaporation of seawater and a simple refinement process
  • The concentration of magnesium chloride in the southern portion of the Dead Sea is as high as 20%
  • High performance ice melter
  • Is the best total ice melter available – it is proven more effective, environmentally safer and less damaging than other common ice melters
  • Residue produced: clear liquid
  • MAG® freezes (a 22% solution) at -27°F(-33°C) and melts effectively down to -13°F (-25°C) – well below most other ice melters
  • Dead Sea Mag® Pellets is an Dead Sea Works LTD.

Download Helpful Product Information:MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet for Dead Sea Mag® Pellets Bag

Download Helpful Product Information:MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet for Mr. Magic®Bag

 

Since 2004,  the Duke Company has proudly been serving Ice Control professionals throughout New York State with exceptional pricing,  outstanding ice melter products, prompt delivery and outstanding customer service.

The Duke Company ships nationwide and throughout New York including:

Callthe Duke Company at 585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY) for all your snow and ice removal needs and information.

Sign-up for the Duke Company’s Rock Salt & Deicer Alerts

Text ‘DUKESALT’ to ’55469’ to receive text messages regarding our hours, extended hours, schedule changes and discount opportunities.

Industries we serve:

Building Maintenance
Car Wash
Concrete / Redi Mix
Construction
Equipment Rental
Governmental
Grocery Retail / Wholesale
Hardware / Home Centers
Hospitals / Nursing Homes
Janitorial Supplies
Landscape Maintenance
Lawn & Garden Centers
Mass Merchandisers
Parking Lot Maintenance
Portable Toilets
Property Management
Schools / Universities
Snow Removal
Transportation / Airports

By David Szydlowski
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*photo provided by NASA and Space Station Commander Scott Kelly — @StationCDRKelly

 

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