Attention, all smartphone-addicted pet owners! We have great news for you. You can program your smartphone to help you become a better pet parent! There are many different apps that revolve around pets, but a few of them are truly exceptional and helpful. Here, we have a list of 5 useful smartphone apps for you to check out.
Pet Food Recall
Keep yourself up to date with the latest data about pet food recalls. The app automatically pulls data from FDA’s website. You will also get barcode information about each recall, so you can see if the bag of pet food you have on hand is affected. This app costs $1.99, 100% of which will go to the Humane Society (so you can help your own pet and homeless animals at the same time!) This app is only compatible with Windows Phone 7 or higher.
My Pets – Ask the Vets
Save yourself and your pet a trip to the vet and pick up your smartphone! This app allows you to ask a real vet questions. However, you shouldn’t use it during an emergency, because sometimes a vet takes several days to respond. Your questions will be answered by the vets at the Caldas Veterinary Hospital located in Sao Paulo, Brazil – one of the oldest veterinary hospitals in the world. You can ask as many questions as you want for $19.99. This app is designed for both iPhones and iPads.
Avid traveler? This app may be perfect for you. It allows pet owners to look up the nearest pet-friendly places, like dog parks, hotels, restaurants, animal shelters, and pet-friendly beaches. The information is always up-to-date. Best of all, the app is free! It’s compatible with iPhones, iPads, Androids, and Blackberry phones.
Pet Master Pro
Forget that pile of paper. This app makes it easier for you to keep track of your pet’s medical history. You can track your pet’s prescriptions, allergies, insurance information, microchip information, and other important stats for whenever you need to take your pet to the V-E-T. It’s available for only iPhones and Androids.
In the case of an emergency, this app can come to the rescue. It has all kinds of information about pet CPR, first aid, and poison control. You can also use it to locate the closest emergency animal hospital or poison control center. It even allows you to catalog symptoms and vital stats! The app costs $4.99, and it’s compatible with Blackberry phones and Windows Phone 7 or higher.
Those apps are well worth your time. Once you have mastered each of them, you’ll turn into a super pet parent! We’re always trying to find out about the best pet apps out there. If you have one you’re in love with, please tell us all about it!