Is Road Salt In Calgary Unsafe

by | Jan 11, 2018 | Blog | 0 comments

Is Road Salt In Calgary Unsafe? 

Winter is here, and in Calgary it is in full force. While the snow may look beautiful, it can be dangerous. There are hazards like black ice on the roads and pathways making it dangerous to drive or walk. Luckily the city has ways to manage this, one of these being rock salt. But how does this affect your pets and the roads?

Our furry friends still need to explore the outdoors, no matter the temperature. Luckily, there are a few easy ways to make sure that your pets and your asphalt are properly maintained this winter.

Does rock salt in calgary hurt dogs, Is Road Salt Unsafe


Does road salt hurt dogs?

Have you seen your four-legged friend licking their paws after a walk through the neighbourhood? That is because rock salt irritates dog’s paws especially if the dog has any cracks in their paws. As rock salt has a high dose of toxins, it’s important to try to stop animals from licking their paws.

Wearing boots or putting a balm on their paws can help. It is also a good idea to get a damp towel to wipe any parts of their fur or paws that have been exposed.

Symptoms of salt poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, lethargy, unsteady walking, abnormal fluid retention, excessive thirst or urination, or tremors. Left untreated it could be fatal so please take this seriously!


Alternatives to salt for your home or business.

Whether you are lucky enough to have a pet friendly workplace or are looking to make your home more pet friendly, we suggest EnvironMelt® which you can get from Eagle Lake Landscaping Supply. This product is one of the most environmentally friendly de-icing products. This product is garden, children, and pet safe. Additionally, it helps protect concrete corrosion and adds extra grip to your pathways and driveways.

Calgary Paving cares about the longevity of your pavement and we also care about your pet’s health! With over 30 years of asphalt paving experience, we are the best choice for all your paving needs. No job is too big or too small. Get in touch!


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Calgary Paving

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Calgary Paving is a full service Commercial, Industrial & Residential Asphalt Paving company that has operated in Calgary & Southern Alberta area for 40 years.