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Red Cross Launches Pet First Aid App

Red Cross PetsEver come home to find your dog throwing up? Or turn around to see your cat choking on heck knows what? A call to your vet is probably a good first step, but now there’s a pet first aid app from the global disaster and emergency experts at the American Red Cross to help guide pet owners through their own animal disaster.

The Pet First Aid app offers step-by-step treatment tips for dog and cat owners in dozens of situations from bleeding to a car accident to hypothermia. Photos and how-to videos, such as pet CPR, demonstrate technique. A preprogrammed direct dial to Poison Control, as well as directions to the nearest animal emergency hospital let pet owners find further help for their pooch. Read more

Conservationists Call For YouTube To Ban Adorable Slow Loris Videos

Tickling Slow Loris

If you’ve ever seen the YouTube viral hit “Tickling Slow Loris,” in which an adorable wide-eyed creature throws his arms up while being tickled by his loving owner, then you probably thought that the slow loris was the cutest thing ever and maybe even wished you had one of your own for a pet. Conservationists are calling for YouTube to ban these adorable videos of domesticated slow lorises because they believe that these videos are fueling a brutal and illegal pet trade that is putting these creatures at risk of extinction.

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