10 February 2014

Best Apps for Pet Owners

Animal lovers naturally want to keep their companions healthy and happy, and technology gurus are answering the call. Pet-centric smartphone apps make it easy to have key information at your fingertips. Apps are alphabetically ordered.


Fish aquariums require a lot of maintenance to keep the water levels just right for the type of fish you have. AqDiary helps you keep track of tank maintenance and add reminders.

Platform: Android

Cost: Free


Traveling with a pet is made easier with the BringFido app. You can find pet-friendly hotels, places to walk your pet, and all types of pet-friendly businesses in the areas you are visiting.

Platform: iOS

Cost: Free


DoggyDatez is a mobile social platform for dog owners and their dogs to make friends. The main idea is that you can "mark your territory" and see who else visits your spot. You're also able to search for other DoggyDatez users by gender, age, dog gender, dog age and/or dog breed.

Available on iOS and Android.


If you want to see what your dog is up to in real-time, iCam is the app to get. You can watch your canine friend remotely, just to make sure everything's all right. This is especially useful if you're leaving your dog home for the first time, you recently moved or you're traveling.

Available on iOS and Android.


With MapMyDogwalk, you and your dog can get fit at the same time. You can log your walks, track your calories and map your favorite routes using GPS. The app also has sharing and geotagging features for photos and data.

Available on iOS and Android.

Pet Acoustics

Do you have a pet that needs soothing? Pet Acoustics has music that is made just for cats, dogs, and horses to help them relax when they are nervous or anxious. Great for car rides, going to the vet, thunderstorms, and more.

Platform: iOS

Cost: $1.99

Pet At Hand

Keep track of your pets’ information with the Pet At Hand series of apps for Windows phones. They cover any kind of pet and you can include a photo, birthday, foods, vets, expenses, and more. There are also Cat at Hand and Dog at Hand apps which are specific to those types of pets.

Platform: Windows Phone

Cost: Free; $2.99


All of the great stuff from the Petfinder website in an app. Search for pets that are looking to be adopted, find shelters and rescue groups, and read stories about pet adoptions.

Platform: iOS, Android

Cost: Free

Pet First Aid

Raising pets is fun, but it's also a big responsibility, which means there can be some scares. If anything should happen to your dog, Pet First Aid helps you take the right steps to make sure he'll be OK. Detailed videos and illustrations include restraint, muzzling, CPR, bandaging and more.

Available on iOS and Android.

Pet Minder Pro

Pet Minder Pro helps you keep track of your dog's actions, and it's presented in an easy way so you can use it while interacting with your dog. By tapping custom buttons, you'll never forget when you last gave your dog medicine, fed him, took him for a walk or took him to a play date. You can also track training phases for puppies, set up reminders and share information via notifications.

Available on Android.

Pet Names

The iPhone and Android pet-naming apps (Android, free; iPhone, free) are created by different companies but both will help you find the ideal name for cats, dogs, birds, gerbils and even turtles. Pet Names for iPhone allows you to browse by alphabetical listing, pet type or popularity; browse by list or at random for Android.

Pet Phone

The Pet Phone app lets you track your dog's health with ease. You can keep track of vet appointments, medications, allergies and food preferences for each of your pets, and the app can be synced with your calendar to get reminders.

Available on iOS.


It's tough, if not impossible, to know everything that is harmful to your dog. The Petoxins app from the ASPCA helps you out by having a impressive list of poisonous plants, and most of them you probably didn't know. For example, did you know that tulip bulbs are hazardous? Now you can keep similar vegetation out of your dog's reach.

Available on iOS.

Petsie Dog Breeds

Answering the question "What kind of dog is he?" isn't always easy, especially if your dog is a rescue or mix. As a tool, Petsie Dog Breeds can help you figure it out, but it's also full of adorable photos and information. You can even use it as a fun social network by creating a profile for your dog.

Available on Android.


Specifically for dog and cat owners, PupTox provides a list of over 250 items that can be toxic to your pet, with descriptions of how each item can cause harm.

Platform: iOS

Cost: $0.99


Tagg is essentially a GPS attachment for your dog's collar, and because of its many features, it can give you peace of mind. The app will track your dog's activity and send you a message if he goes beyond the boundaries you set. Not only that, Tagg allows you to make sure your dog is getting enough exercise by measuring movement.

Available on iOS and Android.

Weather Puppy

It's useful to check the weather before you take your dog out for a walk, but Weather Puppy takes it to a new (and very cute) level. The app shows more than 100 dogs depending on the time and weather, and you can even add a pic of your own dog. Weather Puppy partners with non-profits and shelters across the U.S.

Available on iOS and coming soon on Android. In the meantime, a good Android alternative is Weather Dog.

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