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No matter how smart your smartphone is, the best way to use your phone during a pet emergency is to speed dial your veterinarian.
In a critical situation, you don’t want to waste time scrolling through your phone when you should be on your way to a vet hospital.
That said, there are some first-aid apps that may be useful, especially when it comes to boning up on what to do in an emergency scenario before it happens.
This app from Jive Media LLC does a good job of covering potential emergency situations, such as bleeding, choking, drowning and shock, as well as other medical problems, including poisonings, wounds, fractures and heatstroke.
The App's Pros:
Details: $3.99; available for iPhone and Android (pet medical information tracking is not yet available for the Android)
Jaargon Ltd.'s app covers emergency situations, as well as some basic information about giving your pet an at-home health assessment, basic dental care and more.
The App's Drawbacks:
Details: $4.99; available for iPhone, Android, iPod Touch, iPad and Windows 7 phones
Whether you opt for an app or not, you should have important emergency numbers and addresses programmed into your phone, including your veterinarian, the nearest veterinary emergency clinic and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.
Of course, there is now an app for that, too: Pet Poison Helpline recently released an iPhone application that covers what you need to know about 250 toxins that are harmful to pets — for just $0.99.
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