Best iPhone Apps For Dog Owners

(Picture Credit: Getty Images)

(Picture Credit: Getty Images)

Pet ownership implies responsibility; the innocent–and in some cases not-so-innocent–creatures depend on their owners for their well-being. Pet dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, birds, reptiles all have different physiological and psychological needs and their health depends upon optimum fulfillment of these needs.

Often we need information on the go, when we are on the move. iPhone owners can avail a number of very helpful applications that can make life easier for them and their beloved pets.

1) Dog Park Finder

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A wonderful application that lets you find the location of dog parks in your area. Super useful application for dog owners that travel and need to give their pet some good hard exercise while on the road.

2) Pet First Aid

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A great app to use in emergencies. It’ll help you buy time until you can get to a vet.

3) All Pets Radio 

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This application connects you to the popular All Pets Radio station via your iPhone. Learn about pet care and listen to interesting news that is pet- and animal-related.

4) Petfinder

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There’s a very strong element of altruism about this app. With this app you can search and review more than 290,000 pets from over 13,000 shelters and rescue groups. That is a big database. It is a novel idea that works for both pet owners and potential pet owners. You can get directions to the pet shelter as well as their telephone numbers and email ids via this app.

5) Pet Acoustics

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This app is fun and perhaps a little decadent. Animals are sensitive to sounds that are beyond human listening capabilities. With this app, you can play music that has been particularly designed to smooth the frazzled nerves of your pet dog, cat, horse after a hard day at the vet’s place or if the animal is feeling low because of a stomach bug.

6) Rate My Puppy 

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An application that lets you show off your pet’s cutest poses to others. You can rate their pets, make friends with other pet-owners, participate in contests and do much more. A nice interactive application that can help you create and preserve memories.

7) PetMD Symptom Checker

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A must-have for pet owners. You just don’t know when you may have to refer this one. There are hundreds of dog health articles that are neatly categorized. You can also search by keyword. With these articles serving as a guideline, you are well-prepared to take care of your pet and if necessary ask the vet relevant questions.

What apps do you use for your pets?