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Pet First Aid App Helps Pet Owners in Emergency Situations

The American Red Cross released a new first aid app that helps dog and cat owners provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available.
ALBANY, N.Y. - The American Red Cross released a new first aid app that helps dog and cat owners provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available.

A press release says the app, costing $0.99, provides information to help maintain their pets health and what do in emergency situations. “Pet owners learn how to recognize health problems and when to contact their veterinarian,” said Gary Striar, CEO, American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region.

“The Pet First Aid App provides step-by-step instructions, videos and images for more than 25 common first aid and emergency situations including how to treat wounds, control bleeding, and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies.”

The app also has the following features:
  • Create a pet profile including tag identification number, photos, list of medications and instructions.
  • Use the list of early warning signs to learn when to call their veterinarian.
  • Use “click-to-call” to contact their veterinarian.
  • Find emergency pet care facilities or alternate veterinarians with the “animal hospital locator.”
  • Locate pet-friendly hotels.
  • Test their knowledge with interactive quizzes and earn badges that they can share on their social networks along with their favorite picture of their pet.
The Pet First Aid App and other Red Cross apps can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/mobileapps.
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