Your pet is a beloved member of your family and they rely on you for help during emergencies. Being prepared also includes knowing how to use your emergency kit and responding quickly.
The American Red Cross Pet First Aid app is particularly useful, providing videos, step-by-step instructions, and pet first aid articles. The Red Cross is a great resource for pet first aid classes that may be available in your area.
Available on iTunes and Google Play, this mobile resource puts veterinary advice for emergencies in the palm of your hand. With videos and interactive quizzes, understanding pet first aid has never been easier.
Some features of the app include: -----
-Advice on administering medication
-behavioral help and how to act in a disaster situation;
-First aid steps for over 25 common pet situations;
-An early warning sign checker for preventive care; and
-A location finder for emergency vet hospitals and pet-friendly hotels. Include this app as part of your pet survival kit to be prepared when your pet needs you the most.
When it comes to pet emergencies, the most important thing to remember is to act quickly. Once stable, your first stop should always be an emergency hospital or clinic.
If you believe your pet is experiencing a serious health problem, don’t delay – contact us immediately.