An App That Can Help Save Your Pet

It’s amazing how many different questions nowadays can be answered with “There’s an app for that.” We’re reaching the point where the notion that there isn’t an app for that will be the exception, not the rule.

Case in point: a new app that could mean the difference between life and death for your animal companion.

Apple has made Pet Poison Help available for download. The app, released in March, has two functions: It offers information on hundreds of household products and plants that could be toxic to your pet, as well as direct dialing to the Pet Poison Helpline if your dog or cat is exposed to something that can harm them. The helpline is staffed by board-certified veterinarians, emergency critical care specialists, and veterinary toxicologists.

The app, which costs 99 cents to download and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, is no substitute for a trip to your vet’s office or an emergency vet should something happen, but it can help get the ball rolling. The professionals staffing the helpline have special training to assist you and your own vet or emergency vet hospital (by connecting directly with them) if your pet is critically ill from a possible poisoning.

Click here to download Pet Poison Help.

For more than 20 years, Willard Veterinary Clinic has provided dedicated veterinary care for the communities of Quincy, Boston, Dorchester, Milton, Braintree, Weymouth, Canton, Randolph, Hingham, Abington, Hanover, and Rockland. Contact us to see why we’re different!

By: Willard Veterinary Clinic

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