Every pet-lover enjoys spoiling their furry friend but have you ever considered that you could use your mobile phone or tablet to make life better for both of you? The best mobile apps now offer you some tremendous opportunities to look after your pet easily and comfortably.
If you have been looking for ways to make the most of modern technology then these great pet owner mobile apps will do the job perfectly for you.
Pet First Aid – The American Red Cross
We all dread some sort of medical emergency with our pets, don’t we? The sheer thought of an accident or illness causing a major problem is enough to bring us out in a cold sweat if we are being honest.
This informative app gives lots of great advice on what to do in some of the most worrying situations. Of course, it is also clear that going to a vet is usually the best bet, but this is good reference material and may come in handy when you can’t get hold of a vet.
With the Tag gap for iOS and Android you can keep a close eye on where your dog is at all times. This app works thanks to a GPS chip that goes in his collar and tracks his movements.
A terrific feature that comes in handy is the way in which you can mark his boundaries, so that you are warned if he strays outside them. You can also see how much he moves during the day to check if he is getting enough exercise.
Animal Poison Control Center
This app is from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, but you don’t need to live in the US to use it. Of course, if you do live there then you get a full range of services such as being able to contact experts at any time of day.
For everyone else, you can use this app to quickly see whether your pet has eaten something toxic and what to do about it. Don’t forget that you can also find lots of advice on sites such as www.cockapoohq.com/.
The cute name of this app is probably enough to win over most dog owners right away. It is a fun app that is designed to be a sort of mobile social networking platform for pooches, which is a brilliant idea when you think about it.
The key here is to mark your dog’s territory and then see who else comes along to visit you. It is a light-hearted way to find new doggy friends that match the age, breed and gender criteria very easily.
With the current popularity of fitness apps, it should come as no surprise to see that we can also track the fitness of our dogs as well. The FitBark app gives you a wide range of functions to keep your four legged friend in peak condition.
The monitor is shaped like a bone and goes on his collar. You can then keep track of his activity levels during the day and his sleeping patterns at night.