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. The non-hygroscopic formula is less harmfull to grass, trees, nd other vegetation. Water soluble and odorless. Will not harm carpets or floors and will not damage footwear.