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