Effect on Pets

Pets might come into contact with chloride-based deicers by walking on the solid particles or deicer-containing melt water, or they might consume the product. Generally, the effects of exposure to calcium chloride are not severe and are readily treatable. However, the best approach is to limit potential exposure to pets as much as possible.

For a review of the potential effects of calcium chloride as well as recommendations for avoiding exposure and treating pets that have been exposed to calcium chloride, see: Use of Chloride-Based Deicers Around Pets.