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App for Pet First Aid Advice

by Lori Genstein, I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC on January 31, 2014

in Cats, Dogs, Pet Health, Pet Sitting, Pets, Random Thoughts, The Pet Care Biz

Collaboration Between American Red Cross and University of Pennsylvania

Photo Credit: Ryan Hospital’s Dr. Deborah Mandell

Hello, everyone!

I downloaded and navigated through this app, which is available for Apple and Android devices… It’s a MUST-HAVE  for all pet owners, and the cost is only $.99.

PET FIRST AID BLOGWhat I found and love about this app… and why I recommend it:

  • Information for dogs and cats are separated into two sections
  • Both have an alphabetized table of contents to quickly and easily find information needed
  • Each topic contains subsections, details, and easy-to-follow instructions
  • Video demonstrations

Other functions:

  • Variety of categories such as Toxic Substances, Traveling with Pets, Giving Medication, Pet-friendly Hotels, Emergencies, etc.
  • You can add your pets’ information to have readily on-hand
  • Vet locator to find the closest emergency hospital, but also lists options for different vets in the area
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge and keep you informed
  • Assistance with Lost Pets
  • Many more helpful resources!!!!!


PLEASE NOTE:  The purpose of my posting information about this app is NOT a substitute for medical attention when your pet needs care or has an illness and/or emergency requiring treatment by a veterinarian!!! 

Empowering pet parents with the tools to seek out information and knowledge to immediately intervene may save your pet’s life on the way to receiving emergency treatment.  

Link to the app:


Helping to keep beloved furry babies healthy and safe… and pet parents informed!



{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Tim May 15, 2014 at 4:57 pm

What is the Best app, mentioned above?



Lori May 17, 2014 at 1:29 am

Hello. It’s the Pet First Aid Advice app by the American Red Cross and U of P
Check it out and share your thoughts! : )


Wendy Lipscomb May 18, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Good find! That’s a very useful app. I especially like the way the information is presented, with video clips etc. making it much more likely to be understood and remembered. Thanks for sharing 🙂


Lori Genstein, I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC May 18, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Thanks for your comment, Wendy! I found it to be easy to navigate through and understand as well… may you never need it! : ) Lori


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