10 Must-Have Pet Apps

Wondering what your pet does while you’re at the office? Curious if your dog can safely have a bite of your snack? Want to keep track of your pet’s exercise routine? Well, there’s an app for that.

1. While the iCam app has uses beyond pet monitoring, it syncs your computer’s webcam to your smartphone or tablet so you can see what your pets are up to while you’re away. Available on iOS, Android and Windows devices for $4.99.

2. Looking for pet-friendly hotels, restaurants and parks has never been easier. With BringFido, you can book hotels from your smartphone, read up on pet policies for public places and ensure you pet can join you wherever you go.

3. Find out what people food is safe for your furry family member with the help of iKibble. Browse foods by category or health rating and look up tips for cooking it. Available on iOS and Android for free and there are versions for $0.99.

4. Dog Park Finder Plus has more than 6,600 dog parks, beaches and hikes stored so you can find the best place to bring your pup. Find off-leash and on-leash parks and dog-friendly places as well as the amenities at each. Available on iOS for $1.99.

5. Just like fitness buffs track their exercise, track your daily walks with your four-legged friend with the free Dog Walk app. You can see the exact route, distance and duration of each walk and even take photos along the way. Available on iOS and Android devices.

6. ASPCA designed an app to prep pet parents on how to prepare for natural disasters and emergency situations. You can even store and manage your pet’s critical health records and create lost pet flier if the need arises. Available on iOS and Android devices.

7. Get a dog walker through Wag!, which lets you see your dog through live GPS tracking and gives you an activity report after every walk. Wag! donates 10 cents of every mile walked to the Best Friends Animal Society. You can also find a pet sitter or board you pet through this free app. Available on iOS and Android devices.

8. Adopt rescue animals locally or across the United States and Canada through the Woof Rescue app. Not looking for a pet? Save animal lives by sharing adoptable pet photos with friends. Available for free on iOS and Android devices.

9. Through the Pet First Aid by American Red Cross app, dog and cat owners have access to step-by-step instructions, videos and images for a variety of common first aid and emergency situations. Keep your pet safe for free. Available on iOS and Android devices.

10. Looking to introduce your dog to new friends? Meet My Dog is a free app that connects pet owners in a specific area who are looking to set up play dates during the day. Available for iOS devices.


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