Not a winter goes by that we do not have this product in our garage. Regular salt is so hard on the dogs paws and I can feel confident knowing when I use this on our drive way and walk ways that I am not only protecting my dog, but also protecting our neighbourhood dogs as well. It does a great job melting the ice and keeping our walkway safe for everyone. It is also more environmentally friendly then salt, which i feel is so important. We need to take care of our planet, and i feel this product is one step in that direction.