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Pet First Aid by American Red Cross for iOS

By American Red Cross Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 24, 2014

Pet First Aid by American Red Cross provides tons of information to help you address almost any type of emergency situation you may encounter with your pet. With this app, you can follow the steps outlined for basic treatment, and even find the nearest animal hospital.


Transportation instructions: In addition to step-by-step instructions on how to provide pre-vet care for your sick or injured pet, the app also includes tips on how and when to transport your animal to the vet. This can be especially useful for animals who are in pain or who have had a serious injury.

Health tips: This app includes plenty of information for how to help your animal lead a happy and healthy life. There are sections on Health and Well Being, Socialization, and Knowing What's Normal, so you can take a comprehensive approach to keeping your pet healthy and well-adjusted.

Record reference: Another convenient feature of this app is the option to add your pet's medical records, so you always have them for reference later on. This not only helps you stay up to date on their checkups and vaccinations, but it can also be an invaluable resource if you have to take your pet to an unfamiliar vet in an emergency situation.


Only dogs and cats: This app contains separate tabs for information on dogs and cats, but there is no information about any other types of pets. It would be nice if there were even just some links included to external resources for reptiles, birds, and other types of animals.

Bottom Line

Pet First Aid is a great resource for any dog or cat owner. It costs $0.99 and gives you the tools to handle many types of situations. And the information you find in this app can also reassure you, so you know when to worry and when an unexpected behavior is probably perfectly normal.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.1

We've made improvements to our content delivery in case we ever need to deliver urgent updates to the app content.


Release October 10, 2017
Date Added October 10, 2017
Version 2.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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Developer's Description

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. Features: Convenient toggle between cat and dog content. Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand. Prepare and protect your pet's health with advice on administering medication, time to say goodbye, behavioral help and how to act in a disaster situation.

Early warning sign checker for preventive care. Programmable veterinary contact number to be available when needed throughout the app. Learn first aid steps for over 25 common pet situations through a combination of text, video and images, in addition to identifying common toxic substances. Locate your nearest emergency vet hospital or pet-friendly hotels. Respond to pet emergencies with "how to" videos for the common and stressful emergency situations inclusive of size specific CPR techniques. Customize multiple pet profiles and set veterinary appointments. Interactive quizzes allow you to earn badges that you can share with your friends along with a picture of your pet.

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