Safe Paw Ice Melter is the only salt-free ice melter of its kind! Made by Gaia Enterprises, Inc., a leading manufacturer of environmentally-friendly chemicals, it first came about in the 1980s as a way to supply various companies with a safe way to melt ice and snow caused by winter storms. Recognizing a need to bring this safe alternative to the public and their pets, they released Safe Paw in 1996. Using a dual-action formula that is 100% free of salt, it quickly melts ice and prevents further sticking, and it’s completely safe for pets, humans, and the environment. In fact, Safe Paw was awarded the PTPA Green Product Seal, and was also featured in the Whole Green Catalog: 1000 Best Things for You and the Earth. It has been used and recommended with confidence for years by veterinarians, animal hospitals, groomers, shelters, and humane societies, making it the top-selling brand!