On January 16 2014 The American Red Cross issued a new First Aid app for pets..
This app can be downloaded for 99 cents.
This app is available for I Phones……Android Smart Phones, I Pod touch and for your I Pad.
The pet first aid app is available in the Apple App Store and The Goggle Play Store too
You can also go to www.redcross.org/mobileapps
This app gives pet owners easy access to, what to do in any kind of emergency , whether it be a small cut or something more severe as abnormal breathing , vomiting, diarrhea, burns, bites, pet poisoning and it includes step by step instructions for doing CPR if necessary.
This app will give you , as a pet owner peace of mind and might save you a trip to the vet and / or tell you whether or not a trip to the vet is necessary
This app can help you stabilize your pet until you are able to get help or get your pet to the vet.
There are step by step instructions for each type of emergency , videos and photos as well.
This app also has many other features you as a pet owner can use…
This app can let the pet owner set up a pet profile for each one of your pets with there name, and list of medications and when they need there vaccines and if your pet has any type of allergies as well…..This app will also tell you what you need to set up your very own pet emergency first aid kit..which I have done…I keep this in my car , along with a bottle of fresh water and a bag of dry dog food in case I come upon an injured animal..but remember , always proceed with caution…you may want to call 911 or Animal Control in your town, instead of taking the risk of getting hurt or bit.
The Red Cross also offers classes in pet First Aid and CPR for your pet
you can visit
There are also Pet First Aid / and Pet CPR classes every few months at Cheshire Cat and Dog Too
located in Cheshire CT
Every employee at Sarah’s Pet Sitting is Pet First Aid certified and CPR certified as well
I have also included the pet poison control hot line number
Pet Poison Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
1-800-213-6680 or www.petpoisonhelpline.com
This is a great tool to have, but remember ..this does NOT take the place of going to the vet if you think your pet is not acting right or is sick
You know your pet the best….so if you think your family pet is ill or just not acting right please call your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Pets are family members and we need to make sure they are safe, happy and healthy..I truly recommend downloading this app..
Pet Sitter Annie