Thursday, January 30, 2014

January in a Nutshell

New App to Help Your Furry Family Members

By Squiggy the Squirrel

Do you have a cat or a dog? If so, you should download this cool new app - the Red Cross Pet First Aid App. The app is full of helpful content for how to deal with over 25 common pet emergency situations through a combination of text, video, and images.

Features of the app include:
  • Early warning signs checker for preventative care
  • Ability to locate your nearest emergency vet hospital or pet-friendly hotels in addition to the ability to store your veterinarian's contact number to be available when needed
  • "How to" videos for common and stressful emergency situations including specific CPR techniques based on your pet's size
  • Interactive quizzes that allow you to earn badges that you can share with your friends along with a picture of your pet
The app also allows users to customize multiple pet profiles in case you have more than one pet, like our volunteer Kelly, who has two cats, Figaro and Cleo.

The Pet First Aid App can be purchased for 99 cents on your iPhone or Android device in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store by searching for "Red Cross" or by visiting our suite of apps online.

Don't have a pet? Maybe this month is a good time to consider adopting one from an organization like the Washington Animal Rescue League. There are plenty of furry friends in the DC are who are in need of a home. 

Make sure to spread the word about the app to others who have cats or dogs in their family, too. Hope you're all staying warm!


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