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
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Great White 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