Pet First Aid in the Palm of Your Hand

A new smart phone app helps you treat your companion during emergencies.

American Red Cross workers released its new "cat and dog first aid" app.

The app lets you assess different emergency situations like allergic reactions, bleeding, dehydration, and more.

It then shows you symptoms your pet may experience in order to properly apply first aid.

The American Red Cross staff believes it allows people to use their emergency response skills, and transfer those skills to their

"Any places that is available to provide some great information and knowledge on how to treat first aid foryour pet, I recommend that," said Dr. Richard Schwahn from Altitude Veterinary Hospital.

The app is also part of an online course for certified veterinary first aid.