First Aid Assistance

We understand how much owners love their pets and want what is best for them. It is also difficult to know how they are feeling since they are not able to tell us.

While we have partnered with Guardian Vets to help assist our clients after hours, there is also an awesome app you can access right from your smart phone from the American Red Cross. The Pet First Aid App that is free to download and can help owners evaluate their pet’s health and understand what to do in an emergency. The app also helps teach owners about what emergency supplies to have on hand and when they need to contact a veterinarian. There are step-by-step instructions, and helpful photos and videos for over 25 common first aid and emergency scenarios. Additionally, the Pet First Aid App shows the nearest animal hospital or pet-friendly hotel in case you are out of town and are unfamiliar with the area.

To download the free American Red Cross Pet First Aid App, text “GETPET” to 90999. For any further questions about how you can be prepared for a pet emergency, please call us at: (773) 327-4446.

Written for Blum Animal Hospital by Jackie Sheppard.