15 Best Apps for Pet Parents

The advent of the internet and the wide usage of smartphones have changed our daily lives making them better and easier. Nowadays everyone uses smartphones and most people can’t imagine their hands free of them.

Along with the smartphones, mobile apps also started to develop and day by day there are hundreds of apps being uploaded into app stores. Nowadays there are millions of them and one can find different applications to make their life easier. Along with millions of different apps, there are ones that make pet owners’ lives easier. For example, imagine your dog is facing a dog ear infection – what should you do? What’s a trusted and reliable source to get the right advice?

There are plenty of professional apps available for pet owners and their pets.

Among the variety of pet apps, these are some of the best ones we love!

1. Puppr – Dog Training & Tricks

App store | Play market

This is a nice application to teach your dog new tricks step by step. We like this app because of its friendly interface and nice, easy-to-follow photo instructions. In order to successfully train your pet, there’s a built-in clicker that makes things easier.

In the app, you may ask questions about training and get expert answers, track all the tricks your dog already learned, get reminders about your dog training. And yeah, in case you have multiple pets, you may add all of them and have their separate profiles with separate information. The app is free and is available for almost all the operating systems.

2. Whistle – Pet Tracker

App store | Play market

This is one of the best pet trackers. This is an all-in-one activity and GPS location tracker for your pet. You always know where your pet is – and that’s great!

Whistle app provides:

  • Accurate and fast GPS location tracking over google maps
  • Alerts (e-mail,text or app notifications) in case your pet goes out of the ‘’safe zones’’ marked by you.
  • Activity tracking so you can see your pet’s distance, daily activity, caloric burn and not only.  
  • Provides a full information in case of dramatic activity or sleep changes.

3. Dog Park Finder Plus

App store

This is the Dog Park Finder Plus. This app makes it easier to find local dog parks, beaches and other public places.  All the places listed include detailed information about on-leash rules, user ratings, fenced, and unmarked areas, hours and days of operation and a lot of other information you would like to know.

At the moment there are more than 6600+ dog parks, beaches, and hikes listed in this app. All of them have photos, accurate location markers, and reviews.

4. BringFido – Pet Friendly Hotels

App store | Play market

Here is yet another useful app for pet owners. In case you are looking for pet-friendly hotels around you, this app can be super useful. This app is the product of the world’s top pet travel website – BringFido.com. This is the #1 trusted app for pet parents around the world looking for pet-friendly hotels, restaurants and attractions, events and restaurants. This is a free, worldwide on-the-go pet-welcoming information portal.

There are multiple filters that make it easy to find the best location and requirements. You can even book hotels directly from this app at an affordable price.

Use the app to post a new pet-friendly location and share a photo of your dog enjoying his favorite spot. Browse the dog photo section and share pics with your dog-loving friends on Facebook and Twitter. You can even leave reviews of your favorite pet-friendly attractions.

5. PetCoach by Petco

App store | Play market

Do you need a professional veterinary advice? PetCoach is the leading app of the veterinary advice. You’re free to ask any question about your pet: health, behavior, nutrition, etc. For example, if your pet is facing an ear infection, don’t hesitate to write about it, and describe the symptoms. Your question will be answered by the professional and verified veterinarians and different pet experts.
This app is reliable as all the experts in this app are US certified veterinary, pet nutritionists, and dog trainers. In the app, you may also find hundreds of different articles about the issues that worry you or things you don’t know. The app is for any kind of pet and the best part is: it’s free!

6. Pet First Aid

App store | Play market

Pet First Aid app by the American Red Cross is yet another reliable and useful source to take care of your another important family member – your pet. This is one of the best veterinary advice, more for everyday emergencies, disaster situations and unexpected accidents. There are a lot of videos, step by step tutorials,  interesting quizzes to know how to act in case your pet needs your help.With the Pet First Aid, you can easily find the nearest emergency vet hospitals, veterinary or pet-friendly hotels, and set appointments or book rooms.

 

7. iClicker – Free Dog Training Clicker | Dog Training Clicker

App store | Play market

iClicker is a handy app that came to replace usual dog training clickers. In case you’re outdoors and forgot the clicker, this app is always there on your phone. Training with a clicker makes the learning process faster, more effective and fun.

Trainings with the clicker are used by the world’s top trainers to teach tricks or solve the usual behavior problems. And now this tool is on your phone so you can train your dog like the pros!
iClicker app has an interactive and easy-to-use navigation specially designed for the Apple devices. However, if you’re an Android user, here’s an alternative – Dog Training Clicker.

8. BarkBuddy

App store | Play market

This is the first app that is designed to locate all the adoptable puppies near you! Now its easier than ever to find your next fur-baby. 

There are thousands of puppy profiles and you just go through different profiles and swipe – just like we do on usual dating apps. As soon as you find a lovely puppy that you want, you need to get pre-approved to adopt!

In case you are not ready to adopt a puppy at the moment, you can always recommend them to your friends by sharing their profiles on Facebook or on other platforms.

9. iKibble Free | Can My Dog Eat

App store | Play market

There are things we know our pets should eat. We generally know what’s right or what’s wrong for our pet, but how about a product our pet just ate without our permission? How do you know if it was edible or harmful?

For these situations, there is a nice app – iKibble. This is a big pet food encyclopedia where you can go over some common human foot types and see if your dog can eat them too. This is a nice app that takes care of your pet’s health.  There are different types of food including dairy, meat, grains, vegetables and fruits.

In case you are looking for a specific food type, simply search for it and get a full information about if it’s okay for them to eat, when and how you should feed them with that specific product, etc. 

This app helps you research any toxic or unhealthy foods for your pooch.

The App is available only in the App Store for Apple devices, but there’s an Android alternative – Can My Dog Eat app

10. Walk For A Dog

App store | Play market

This app turns your everyday walks with your dog into a support for different local animal organizations. Simply, you just turn in-app on and walk with your dog. The more pet parents walking with this app, the more the app donates.  

11. My Talking Pet

App store | Play market

This app is very fun to use – you simply take a photo of your pet, then record yourself speaking into the microphone and – abracadabra. You pet speaks back!  Record your pet speaking, share the video with your friends and have unlimited fun!

12. Relax My Cat

App store | Play market

Relax My Cat – this is a music application especially chosen for cats.

All the music of the app is based on natural, environment sounds and feline vocal communication that are found amusing to cats. All the songs on the app are written in 3 styles and each song style is designed to evoke and convey a particular mood.

13. Friskies Cat Fishing & Jitterbug

App store | Play market

This application is specially designed for cats to use it. Friskies® JitterBug is designed for your cat to practice catching little bugs anytime on your tablet or mobile device.

There are different difficulty levels which make the game interesting for your cat. Cat lovers love watching how their cats play on their phones or tablets.

14. Foursquare

App store | Play market

This app connects you to a whole community of pet owners just like you in order to explore different venues and restaurants in your area. 

15. MYPET REMINDERS

App store | Play market

This is a nice reminder app for your pet’s medications and veterinarian appointments. The app is easy to use – simply register and keep track of your pet’s important dates.

 

About the Author

Maria Harutyunyan is the head of the PR team of the www.vet-organics.com. She cares about little cute puppies and kittens  and tries to help every pet to feel better and happier.

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