Most people use salt (or even more chemically active salt-based compounds) to clear sidewalks and outside stairs around the house after a storm. But if you have pets — especially dogs — the use of ice melters can prove problematic as pets often eat snow or lick their paws, ingesting the salt of poisonous chemicals leading to sores and digestive issues. Safe Paw offers a salt-free alternative that they claim is “100% pet and child safe.”
And they offer the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to prove it.
This sounds like a great idea to me, and it’s available cheaply from a variety of vendors in 8 lb. containers starting around $15. Check out their website for lots more information.