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5 Great Apps for Pet Owners

Jun 15, 2015 11:04AM ● Published by Savannah Ludwig

Owning a pet can provide a host of benefits for both you and your four-legged friend. The dog or cat you welcome into your home gets a lifetime of love and commitment, and you get a lifetime of loyalty and commitment.

Taking care of a pet is not easy, but the right technology can make things a bit simpler. If your household includes one or more four-legged members, you need these apps on your smartphone.

#1 - Petfinder

If you are looking for a new best friend, you need the Petfinder app. This free app, available for both Apple and Android phones, puts all the functionality of the Petfinder website in the palm of your hand.

You can use the Petfinder app to search for pets by breed, type and location. You can even search for pets with special needs or look at local shelters. The Petfinder app even lets you read and share success stories, so you can tell the world about your great new pet.

#2 - Pet First Aid

Having a pet is great, but it is not without its drama. Eventually your new cat or dog will eat something it shouldn't have, sustain an injury or succumb to sudden illness. It can be hard for new pet parents to tell which problems are minor and which ones require immediate veterinary attention. The Pet First Aid app is designed to make the decision a bit easier.

The Pet First Aid app is available for both Android and Apple, and it contains invaluable information on everything from animal CPR and bandaging to the best way to get your dog to take a pill.

 

#3 - BringFido

Traveling with your pet in tow can be a fun adventure, but only if you know where the pet-friendly places are located. That is where the BringFido app comes in. This app, available for the Apple iPhone, gives you information on everything from pet-friendly hotels and resorts to local dog parks and parks where you can walk your dog.

The BringFido app also makes it easy to find pet-friendly businesses when you travel, from local pet stores to restaurants where Fluffy or Fido can enjoy a great meal at a sidewalk table.

#4 - PupTox

Common household plants and foods can be toxic to your pet, but it can be hard to know which ones to avoid. The PupTox app for the Apple iPhone includes a database of more than 250 items that could be harmful to your pet.

The database also includes a list of symptoms to watch out for and possible effects, making it easier to diagnose accidental poisoning and get the necessary help. If you have a pet, you need the PupTox app.

#5 - Pet Minder Pro

Bring joy to your life, but they also need lots of care. The Pet Minder Pro app makes it easy to keep your pet happy, healthy and well fed. You can set reminders for feeding time, exercise time and even veterinary appointments.

The Pet Minder Pro app can be particularly great for children who need to master the responsibility involved in caring for a dog or cat. This Android app is a must have for any pet parent.

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