Pets and Snow and Salt Safety
Yes, your Pet's Paws, Mouth and Stomach, can be burned from Salt and De-icers!
(Frostbite on your Pets paws, can occur as well)
1) Salt and De-icers, can irritate a Pet's paws and cause chemical burns. If ingested it can cause mouth burns and gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting and diarrhea. To keep your Pets from consuming ice melt products on your walks, try to stop them from eating snow and drinking from puddles.
2) Even when using a pet-friendly ice melt on your walkways, it is recommended that you towel off and wipe down your pet’s paws after any time outside to help remove any winter irritants they may have encountered.
3) Make sure to carefully inspect for any snow or ice that may be stuck between your pet’s paw pads.
4) Be careful of Freezing Temperatures. Frostbite can occur with your Pet's Paws.
Don't let dogs eat any of the salt or any of the snow (especially the slushy snow) outside that may have been treated with an ice melt. Wipe your pet's paws as soon as they get inside with a damp cloth or baby wipes. Minimize paw licking until their paws are completely clean
Jon A. Barrett
SERVPRO of Blackwood and Gloucester Township NJ