Concerned About Your Pets Safety This Winter? A Wall Street Journal Article discusses Deicers and Pet Safety. It’s Entitled: “The Safest Ice Melt Products for Your Pet in the Snow.”

Rock Salt & Ice Control HQ  (a 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 Rock Salt & Ice Control HQ  (a Duke Company).
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A Wall Street Journal 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.”


We proudly carry: Merlin Melts Like Magic Ice Melter and Deicer (in Bulk, Bag or Pallet).

Merlin Melts Like Magic Ice Melter and Deicer in bulk, wholesale, pallets and convenient 50 pound bags.  Merlin Melts Like Magic Ice Melter and Deicer widely respected by Ice Control experts for its exceptional characteristics including:

  • CMA (Calcium Magnesium Acetate) coated for long-lasting characteristics that is also renown for being less harmful and safer for concrete, landscaping, vegetation and pets.
  • Safety purple coloring for vital visual identification when applying for consistent coverage.
  • Very fast melting.
  • Premium ice melt that is capable of melting ice and snow at very low temperatures.

Merlin Melts Like Magic ice melter/deicer 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

*Photo by Wall Street Journal