From managing grocery lists to tracking blood pressure, there seems to be an app for everything. So it’s no surprise to find many cool pet apps out there for owners who are “plugged in” at all times.
The team at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital checked out some of the latest and greatest pet apps on the market and offer a list of some of our favorites.
Pet Apps for Health and Safety
Understandably, the apps that top our list encourage you to keep your four-legged as safe and healthy as possible. These apps include:
Pet First Aid – This app offered by the American Red Cross is an incredibly helpful tool when disaster strikes. While you’re seeking emergency veterinary care, the app will give you step-by-step instructions for a wide range of emergency situations. The app features several useful videos and instructions, as well as general pet first aid information.
ASPCA Pet Safety app – This awesome app provides instructions on how to prepare your pet for any natural disaster. It includes everything you need to know about getting your pet to safety, putting together an emergency plan, how to avoid becoming separated from your pet, and tips to keep your pet safe year-round.
PetMinderPro – When life gets hectic, it can be easy to forget a vet appointment or monthly heartworm medication, which is why this app is so incredible. It helps track all your pet’s veterinary, grooming, and other appointments and keeps tabs on when you need to dispense medications. You can even set up reminders for daily walks, potty breaks, and meal times.
Exercise and Entertainment Apps
Are you spending more time at the office than you’d like? Is your dog or cat not getting enough exercise? These apps make it easy for you to encourage your favorite fur pal to stay active – even when you’re at work!
Trottr – With this app, your dog will never have to miss out on a walk to his or her favorite park again. It allows you to search for certified, top rated dog walkers and lets you track your dog’s adventures while traveling or at work.
Game for Cats – This app developed by Little Hiccup will keep your feline friend fixated on all the virtual mice moving across the iPad screen. It even offers a laser feature. Double-win!
Catbook – Like Facebook, but for cats and their owners. This app allows you to keep track of all your kitty’s antics and most adorable pics, all while making new whiskered friends across the world!
DoggieDatez – Before you get excited, this is not an app for dog lovers to find other lonely dog owners; it’s actually a GPS-based app that allows you and your dog to meet up with other dogs and their owners in the area (with an emphasis on social opportunities for your dog). But hey, if romance ensues, then that’s a win-win!
Training and Education Apps
Care for a little pet education and coaching? Check out these pet apps:
PupPee – If you just brought home a new little bundle of fluff, where do you even begin with housetraining? This handy app allows you to anticipate the next time your pup will need to go outside to relieve him or herself. It also helps track your growing dog’s daily training notes and trends.
PetCoach – PetCoach is another invaluable app that can help answer your questions about training, nutrition, and behavior by connecting you with professional trainers and veterinarians (of course, the team at Oakhurst is also available to answer any questions you might have).
Have you tried any of these apps? If so, what did you think? What are some of your favorite pet apps? Let us know on Facebook or give us a call!