Hello Puppers. I can't believe the day has actually come!!!
Today is the day I get to share some of the pet safety apps my mom and I have found!!
But before we get started, don't forget to check out the rest of today's blogs:
HGE Illness – Sidebite
Food Safety – Sasha
Stranger Danger – Angus
TreeRat Hunting Safety – Ruby
Water Safety – Fudge
Let me just say, there are LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of apps out there. We didn't have enough money to try them all. We're happy to share this information, but please know that we have not tested/researched them intensively. For example, the first one we talk about we picked by the highly scientific method of it came up first in the google search :)
First up, for $3.99 you can get the Pet Tech Pet Saver App (go here for more info.) According to their website ... "The Pet Tech PetSaver App is the Premier Pet CPR, First Aid & Care App on the Planet!" and "It’s like having “A PetSaver in your Pocket™.” With a push of a button and a swipe of your finger you will have instant access to your pet’s health and safety." On this one, you pick from dogs or cats on the first screen and then get options to treat several different health issues. We checked out the CPR tab and it walks you through pupper CPR step by step with pictures. I don't know that mom could actually do it, but we certainly know more than we did before we downloaded the app.
Second Up, for $.99 you can get the American Red Cross Pet First Aid App (go here for more info.) Their website says ... "Take care of your furry family member. The American Red Cross Pet First Aid app puts veterinary advice for everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand. Get the app and be prepared to act when called upon. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know Pet First Aid." This app also walks you what to do for choking, CPR, etc., but does not show pictures. Our favorite feature? You can click on "vet hospital locator" and it uses your current location to find nearby hospitals and urgent care centers. That right there is worth the $.99 to mom.
The ASPCA also has a mobile app (go here for more info.) It's free! According to their website ... "The ASPCA mobile app is a must-have app for pet owners. This free app shows pet parents exactly what to do when a pet goes missing. It also allows pet owners to store vital medical records, and provides information on making life-saving decisions during natural disasters." We checked it out very briefly and this one seems to be more for if your pupper has gone missing or if there is a big natural disaster in your area.
The last one we downloaded was Puptox dang can't remember if we paid for this one or not (go here for more info.) According to their website ... "PupTox.com is a handy categorized listing of over 250 things that the internet says may be toxic to dogs and cats. You'll never have to worry if those flowers you are buying for your garden can hurt Fluffy or if the leftovers from dinner are safe for Rover. Is it toxic to your dog? Is it safe for your cat? PupTox may have the answer. All information found in this site was compiled from internet knowledge sources (crowd sourced). Some of it may be correct, some of it may even be wrong (please correct me if I am). I am not a veterinarian! You should always contact a veterinarian in the event of a pet poisoning." We like that we could have this with us at the plant store and also like that they admit they aren't vets and we should check it out further once we get home. If you want more info, you can click on "web search" on the app and it will take you to a google search. Apparently, beer is really bad, puppers. Who knew????