Top Pet-Friendly Deicers. Are You Winter Ready?

With winter fast approaching, it’s time to start stocking up your garage with the accessories that make life easier. For instance, having a stock of Ice Melter or Deicer is always handy. Here at Ace Hardware in Goffstown, NH, we have a variety of products that will make getting through this chilling season a breeze.

Although winter can be one of the most beautiful times of the year with a fresh coating of snow covering the trees and ground, it can also be one of the most dangerous. Thick snow and ice is the number one reason for slippery sidewalks, stairs, and driveways. However, before you grab any ice melt this winter, consider your options. Especially if you have four-legged fur babies in your home.


Safe Paw Non-Toxic Ice Melter

As one of the most highly rated ice melts on the market, Safe Paw puts the safety of your pets in line with the safety of your family. Because they’re family too, our pets need special consideration during the winter months. While we wear boots, their feet are in direct contact with the chemicals we spread. Safe Paw is a non-toxic ice melter is 100% pet safe, non-corrosive to your property, and safe on the environment.

North American Salt

Another environmentally aware product is North American Salt Safe Step Sure Paws. With a commitment to the health and safety of people, pets, plants, and the environment, you know everyone is in good hands with Sure Paws. With a melting temperature of -15°F, this product will quickly and efficiently clear any area needed.


It’s all about the ingredients

Although the list of products could go on, we thought we’d take a minute to explain what makes these products pet safer. The answer is magnesium chloride. Several ingredients used in ice melters can not only cause damage to your concrete, but put your loved ones at risk as well. The following ingredients should be avoided if looking for a family safe, environmentally safe solution:

  • Calcium Chloride
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Rock Salt


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Play it safe this winter and choose a product that is effective and conscious. For more information on the wide selection of products available, stop by Ace Hardware in Goffstown, NH and let our experts help!