Paw Thaw is a safer, biodegradable ice melter that will not harm your pet when used as directed. Paw Thaw combines the most effective deicing blend components available, creating the desired reaction to initiate deicing and meltdown. Paw Thaw breaks the bond between the ice and the surface area. The Non-hygroscopic formula is less harmful to grass, trees or other vegetation. Water soluble and odorless. Will not harm carpets or floors and will not damage footwear. No slimy sticky residue to clean up. Paw Thaw guards against concrete corrosion by forming a protective coating on the surface. Special 'Dolomite' formula provides added traction control.