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There’s an app for that

posted February 5th, 2014 by
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If you have a smartphone, you will definitely want to download the Red Cross’ new pet first aid app.

Available for iPhone and Android, the app not only includes first aid info that would be helpful in an emergency, but it also includes tips on preventative care, the ability to set up multiple pet profiles, interactive quizzes and more.

According to, the app features include:

  • Convenient toggle between cat and dog content.
  • Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand.
  • Prepare and protect your pet’s health with advice on administering medication, time to say goodbye, behavioral help and how to act in a disaster situation.
  • Early warning sign checker for preventive care.
  • Programmable veterinary contact number to be available when needed throughout the app.
  • Learn first aid steps for over 25 common pet situations through a combination of text, video and images, in addition to identifying common toxic substances.
  • Locate your nearest emergency vet hospital or pet-friendly hotels.
  • Respond to pet emergencies with “how to” videos for the common and stressful emergency situations inclusive of size specific CPR techniques.
  • Customize multiple pet profiles and set veterinary appointments.
  • Interactive quizzes allow you to earn badges that you can share with your friends along with a picture of your pet.

The information available through app covers scenarios ranging from your dog being hit by a car to knowing how to determine your cat’s capillary refill time. For $0.99, I’d say it is well worth the cost to have such information at your fingertips.

– Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]