April as National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

The American Red Cross has dedicated April as National Pet First Aid Awareness Month. ¬†It is important to have emergency supplies for your pet ready at all times. When a pet faces an emergency, pet owners know to turn to AAHA-accredited hospitals for the care their pets need. Now, it’s easier than ever before to locate an accredited hospital, thanks to the¬†American Red Cross’ new pet first aid mobile phone app. Accredited hospitals are the only hospitals to be featured in the new app. The app features AAHA-accredited hospitals in its Vet Hospital Locator tool, which allows users to find accredited hospitals when looking for a veterinarian. Users can locate hospitals by using both hospital name and the user’s current location. Searching by the user’s current location enables pet owners to find the nearest accredited hospital in times of emergency. Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited. Accredited hospitals are the only hospitals that choose to be evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state and provincial regulations. These hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. AAHA standards are continuously reviewed and updated to keep accredited practices on the cutting edge of veterinary excellence. “We know from our research that 90 percent of pet owners will seek an accredited hospital once they understand that not all animal hospitals are accredited,” said Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, CEO of AAHA. “The AAHA-Accredited Hospital Locator makes it very easy for pet owners who value the bond they have with their...
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