All of this snow outside means people rush to treat their sidewalks and driveways. But don't run and buy the nearest rock salt available on your corner store. Common ice melt products and rock salt can become trapped in pets' paws, causing severe irritation and burns. Or, the animals will lick their paws in relief and ingest them, which is even worse and can lead to serious side effects. Even if you have an indoor animal, you'll track some salt in with your shoes in the cold weather. Find out more about choosing safe & pet-friendly ice melt, after the jump!
Good news! Green Philly Blog gave advice in Philly's Metro yesterday to 'green your snow cleanup.'' Here's a quick recap of how to deal with ice and snow when mother nature pounds again and again, as it has this winter: