The Dangers of De-Icers

As it gets colder, many businesses and homeowners protect themselves from icy sidewalks with de-icers.

Most sidewalk de-icers are full of chemicals that are dangerous to our pets. Calcium-based salts are the most hazardous if they are ingested or even if they just rest on the skin, as they can cause severe irritation.

Urea-based de-icers are often labeled “pet safe,” and while they do cause less irritation, they are not quite as efficient at melting ice.

To avoid problems with de-icers, rinse paws with water after walks and any other jaunts outside during the winter.

Need more help caring for your pet this winter? Call us at 719-387-5139.