“Having an animal in your life makes you a better human.” Rachel Ray
Pets are a part of the family, and we take care of our family. As with the human members of our family, pets sometimes require a great deal of attention. These apps for pets cover a wide range of needs and are all highly rated.
This 11pets app will help you keep track of your dog or cat’s daily needs and medical care. You can set up reminders for vaccinations, deworming, medications, vet visits etc. There are over fifty categories of pet care. The ‘knowledge’ area gives guidance from experts on pet health care, hygiene and more. There is ‘sharing’ ability so your vet, caregiver or specialist can receive your pet’s medical records and medication requirements. There is also a support team to help with any questions.
The Pet First Aid app comes from the American Red Cross. With our weather becoming more severe and unpredictable due to climate change, having an emergency plan for your dogs and cats is a good idea. It helps you create a pet emergency plan, as well as providing vet advice and response advice for everyday pet emergencies. There is an early warning sign checker for preventative care for dogs and cats, as well as a locator for the nearest emergency vet hospital and pet friendly hotels.
Chewy is a retail store for pets. They have an enormous variety of toys, foods, medicines and more at fair prices. It is a popular pet app due to the prices and the convenience of one-stop shopping. It is well-designed and easy to order from.
Puppr provides dog training and tricks with step-by-step video instructions for basic commands like “stay” and ‘sit”. The tricks your dog can learn are things like “fetch leash”. This app has been around for years and gets better and better. It has been an Editor’s Choice for both Apple and Google. There are more than seventy lessons available with clear written instructions and videos put together by professional dog trainers. You can track your progress through all the lessons
This Rover app will find you a pet sitter or a pet caretaker for both dogs and cats. It lists pet sitters, pet walkers, pet boarders, pet day care and house sitters in over 10,000 cities. You will receive updates on your pet’s care while you are gone.
This Whistle app is a combination activity tracker for dogs as well as a locator should they escape their boundaries. The Whistle tag goes on their collar and will alert you if your dog leaves its safe zone. It also tracks their movement during the day so you learn how much your buddy moves and can set activity goals based on your dog’s age, breed, and weight. The tag has a light that you can turn on if it’s dark when you are out.
BarkHappy is a location-based app that also provides community for pet owners. Users can discover dogs near them by creating a profile for their dog. The app allows users to send wags, messages, or invitations to set up a play date for their pets. There is a Lost and Found feature where users can report lost or found dogs and alerts other users with the dog’s photo and other information.
Petcoach by Petco lets users ask advice from verified veterinarians, pet trainers, nutritionists, and pet experts on anything from potty training your cat to diet tips. It will not replace a regular check-up for your animal by your veterinarian as it does not provide diagnoses or prescribe medications.
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