American Red Cross Releases New Pet First Aid App

In wake of the recent cold fronts across the state and country, the American Red Cross has released yet another helpful app. The brand new American Red Cross Pet First Aid app puts veterinary advice for everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand until assistance arrives.

Red Cross Pet First Aid AppThe 99 cent Pet First Aid app is available on both Android and iOS devices. It’s equipped with videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice in addition to topics including burns, car accidents, falls and weather-related emergencies.

“Pet owners learn how to recognize health problems and when to contact their veterinarian,” said Kay W. Wilkins, CEO of the American Red Cross South Louisiana 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.”

Other features in the app allow pet owners to:

  • 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.

Download the Pet First Aid app here.