Pet First Aid: Pet emergencies can occur any time, anywhere, and having a first-aid reference at your fingertips can save time—or your pet’s life—as you head to the vet. Jive Media’s app is hands-down the most comprehensive and intuitive canine first-aid app on the market. An emergency reference page comes up first (click if your pet is bleeding, choking, etc.) and you can click back to scroll through encyclopedic information on everything from fractures to objects in the eye to how to tell what’s normal and what’s not. We like the elegant interface—and the fact that the content is not dumbed down. $3.99.
Runner up: PetMD Dog First Aid: also good, just not, in our doggie opinion, quite as well presented or comprehensive as the aforementioned Pet First Aid. 99 cents.
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