Owning a pet is a rewarding experience. They’re basically members of the family. Owning a pet hasn’t changed much in the last several hundred years. However, technology has made it a lot easier. There are tons of apps out there for pets. Most of them are goofy, fun stuff like camera apps, Twitter profiles, and games. There are a bunch of great apps for pet owners that are also highly functional. Here are the best pet apps for Android! We also recommend micro-chipping your animal to find them if they’re lost. There aren’t any good pet finder apps available on mobile right now unless you purchase special GPS collars.
11pets is an excellent app for pet owners. It manages all of the medical information for your pet. That includes medication reminders, food tracking, grooming, ear and teeth cleaning, various measurements like weight and height, and, of course, vaccinations. It keeps track of this stuff so you don’t have to. It has the occasional bug, but nothing serious. The app is also completely free with no in-app purchases or ads.
Amazon is an excellent app for pet owners. You can find cages, litter boxes, treats, food, and all kinds of other stuff on Amazon. You also get the benefit of their reviews. Thus, you can see if the various things worked for other individuals as well. Pair that with a solid return policy, generally positive shipping experiences, and a large selection and it’s hard not to recommend Amazon to people with pets. Of course, most pet owners already knew this stuff anyway.
APCC is an essential app for pet owners. It keeps a database of things that may be poisonous to your animals. It supports a number of animals, including birds, horses, dogs, cats, and others. The database includes hundreds of plants, household chemicals, medications, foods (like chocolate), and various other toxins. In addition, there is a calculator. It lets you calculate how bad you can expect a specific poisoning to be. You should always contact a vet if you suspect your animal has eaten something they shouldn’t have. This app may help you figure out what it was much faster.
Chew is another online shopping app for pet people. It boasts over 1,000 brands of various items, free shipping on some orders, and more. They have stuff for all kinds of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, fish, and others. They have a better selection of food than most pet stores. You can even schedule shipments of stuff for when you need them. We really liked that feature in our testing. There is very little wrong with this app and a lot of stuff they do right. It’s completely free to use like most shopping apps.
DogVacay and Rover are the two best pet sitter apps on Google Play. They work kind of like Airbnb but for animals. You find homes where people can take care of animals. You pay them to babysit your pets, and they do. This is great for vacations, business trips, or other out of town events where it may be a big hassle to bring animals. There are a variety of features for both sitters and clients of the service, including a messenger service and photo sharing service so you can check on your pet almost any time. DogVacay and Rover are competing pet apps. You can’t go wrong either way.
PetDesk is very similar to 11pets. It lets you keep track of your pets health, medications, vaccinations, and other measurements and metrics. That includes reminders to get new vaccinations, an integrated to-do list app, a list of nearby animal hospitals and vets, and more. It’s an above average one-stop shop for pet owners. It should support most types of pets as well. The app is completely free with no in-app purchases or advertisements that we could see.
Pet First Aid is a fairly basic app for pets. It’s an app that teaches things like pet CPR, how to dislodge something from a choking pet’s throat, and other such medical emergencies. The app covers a range of stuff, including smoke inhalation, bleeding, and more. The app doesn’t support a ton of pet types. However, it does cover the popular ones like dogs and cats. This is definitely one of the better pet apps that everyone should try.
Reddit is a decent resource for pet owners. There are a variety of subreddits for animal lovers. You can find the usual fair like pet photos and things like that. However, it is also an excellent source of advice and information from fellow pet owners. Of course, you should always seek veterinary help for serious things, but there are some great ideas for lesser things like potty training a ferret or other such advice. Reddit is a free service with advertising. There is an optional Reddit Gold subscription that removes ads and adds features. However, regular old Reddit should work for most people.
Veterinary Dictionary is exactly what you think. It’s a glossary app with a ton of veterinary terms and definitions. The app boasts over 44,000 terms with definitions for all of them. That includes acronyms, diseases, vet terms, and more. There is also a decent search, bookmarks, and more. It’s a simple app that just works. The free version has advertising. There is a pro version for a single $0.99 in-app purchase that removes ads. Otherwise, both versions of the app should work the same.
Many veterinarians are part of large networks. Those networks usually have apps. Some examples include Banfield and VitusVet. You can register your pets there and get a complete medical history on your pets at a glance. They’re also useful for scheduling vet appointments with vets in the network. This is a relatively newer thing. There aren’t a ton of examples yet. Plus, the apps all do slightly different things. However, those who use these networks should definitely have these apps.
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