Monday, February 10, 2014

Best and Most Prepared in Show




Photo: Caroline Scliffet King, American Red Cross


The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, the … barking? Yes, today and tomorrow many New Yorkers will take a break from the Sochi Olympics to cheer on their favorite canines from around the world.

As hundreds of dogs face off at the 138th Annual Westminster Dog Show, Red Cross has tips to help you keep your four-legged family members safe during an emergency.
  • 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.
  • Pet owners can also take a Red Cross Pet First Aid class. Many Red Cross chapters offer classes with hands-on training in Pet First Aid procedures.
  • Winter Safety Tips For Pets Winter weather is hard on all of us with snow, ice and dangerously low temperatures. The frosty weather can also be difficult for pets. Learn how to keep your pets safe in winter weather.
  • Learn how to take care of your pets during a disaster. The best way is to have a disaster plan that includes your pets. Being prepared can save their lives. 

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