Yesterday, I read an awesome article on Helium about the best apps for pet owners, and I thought you all might enjoy this since one of you is about to win an iPad. Best to prepare and decide which apps you’ll purchase, or at least keep this article on hand in case you win!
Dog First Aid by PetMD
Like children, dogs can have mishaps. Maybe your pet found a box of chocolates or he is choking. The Dog First Aid app offers advice when you need it the most – in an emergency. This app is available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch for $1.99.
Pet First Aid for your Dog, Cat, Puppy, or Kitten by Jive Media LLC
If you have multiple pets, the Pet First Aid app provides videos and illustrations for canine and feline emergencies. From simple cuts to giving CPR, this app could help save your pet’s life. Along with the videos and illustrations, the app also has many articles on other first aid steps including stings and giving your pet medicine. The Pet First Aid app also allows you to record all of your pet’s medical information so you have it available at your fingertips. Should you need to rush to the vet’s office, you won’t need to find all of the paperwork – you have it handy at all times. This app is available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch for $3.99.
MiPets Pet Info Organizer by Vurgood Applications
The MiPets app allows pet owners to store their pet’s vital information all in one place. Along with medical information, you can also save your pet’s personal information like registration and even photos. This app can also be used to share pictures of your four-legged family members via Facebook. The MiPets app is available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch for $2.99.
Dog Whistler by Mobeezio, Inc.
The Dog Whistler is a free app that mimics a real dog whistle. The app lets you choose a frequency or create your own. This is a great tool for dog training and you no longer have to carry a separate whistle – you will have it handy at all times on your iPad. The Dog Whistler app is also compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch.
Pet Date by Silver Bunny Books
The Pet Date app will calculate your pet’s age in both human and pet years. The app calculates for rabbits, dogs, cat, turtles, budgies, and parakeets. Along with calculating their age, the app stores your pet’s information and pictures. The Pet Date app costs $1.99 and is compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Pet Care Services by Michael Quach
When you need a groomer, dog park, and emergency vet clinic, the Pet Care Services app will be very handy. The app identifies your location and provides you with the nearest pet services available near you. The Pet Care Services app is free for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Devices without built-in GPS (like the iPod touch) may not give accurate information.
Pet Owner’s Manual by Phantom Particle
This handy app provides a variety of information. There is information on pet care and should an emergency arise, the app has some first aid tips. Devices with built-in GPS can also use the app to find a veterinarian close by. When purchasing this app for $1.99, a portion of the proceeds are donated to the ASPCA. he Pet Owner’s Manual is compatible with the iPad and iPhone. The app can also be used with 2nd and 3rd generation iPod touch devices.
Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.
Please note: This blog is designed to be a community where pet owners can learn and share. The views expressed in each post are the opinion of the author and not necessarily endorsed by Trupanion. Always consult your veterinarian for professional advice.