It’s going to be extremely hot for the next week over most of the country, affecting millions of people and their pets. The American Red Cross offers these tips you can follow to help keep your pets safe when the temperatures rise:
Pet owners can download the free Red Cross Pet First Aid app for step-by-step instructions for first aid emergencies, a pet profile for storing tag ID, photo and medical information, early warning signs for when to contact a veterinarian and an animal hospital locator. Users can find it in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.
You can also take the Red Cross Cat and Dog First Aid online. In this online course, you will learn the basics in caring for cats and dogs to caring for the most critical emergency situations - including breathing and cardiac emergencies, wounds, bleeding and seizures.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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