Apps Every Pet Owner Should Have


ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Want to know what to do if your dog is stung by a bee? Or if he’s throwing up at three AM? There’s an app for that. The “pet first aid” app gives pet owners detailed videos and illustrations on everything from allergic reactions to CPR. It’s just one of several must-have apps for pet owners.

You know that foods like chocolate and chicken bones are bad for your dog, but do you know what plants are also harmful? The free app from the ASPCA has an impressive list of poisonous plants that you’ll want to keep out of your dog’s reach.

If you’re wondering just how much exercise you and your dog are getting on your daily walks, Map My Dog walk logs your walks, tracks your calories and maps your favorite routes … all for free.

Maybe you want to meet other dog owners while finding a playmate for your pup? Doggy-datez is like the dog owner’s foursquare. You can “mark your territory” and see who else visits your spot. You can also search for other users by you or your dog’s gender and age.

And finally, taking the perfect picture of your pet just got easier with bark-cam. This app makes a noise to get your dog’s attention then snaps a picture when he looks at your phone.

Finding dog-friendly hotels, parks, restaurants and beaches can be tough but the bring-fido app can help you out. The app allows you to filter out hotels that have pet size or breed policies, and can even let you find hotels that don’t have a pet fee.

Contributors to this news report include: Jessica Sanchez, producer; and Jesse Draus, editor and videographer.