Posted on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Smartphone Apps for Dog Lovers

Smartphone Apps for Dog Lovers

In the modern world, we’re dependent on our phones for just about everything, so it makes sense that there are plenty of pet-friendly apps, especially for dog lovers. Are you curious about some of these fun, useful, and consistently high-tech applications? We’ve investigated some of the latest.

Apps for dog walking– While no phone yet exists that will walk your dog for you at 5 a.m. before work, there are plenty that will make your walk more interesting. For those with dog weight loss in mind, PetsWelcome.com notes that MapMyDOGWALK is the ideal app, coming from the makers of fitness apps for people. Not only does this app log dog walks, but it tracks calories being burned all along the way, so you and your pet can measure your progress. The source also recommends the Purina Petometer, which allows pet owners to share details and locations of walks online via Facebook. The app has a host of other useful features as well, including an exercise alert reminder and tons of tips.

Apps for dog health– The folks at PetMD know a thing or two about dog health, and while they don’t recommend that pet parents rely on apps for real animal emergencies, they do recommend their Dog First Aid app for pet owners who want emergency info in their pockets at all times. The app provides concise descriptions and advice so pet parents can begin helping their dogs as they head to the clinic. Of course, a lot of pet health is a matter of routine: regular walks, regular checkups, and regular meds. The source recommends staying up to date with your pet’s needs (and everything else) with a basic daily planner app.

Apps for finding a dog park- The tech editors of Appolicious.com believe that a smartphone can be a dog’s best friend, especially when it comes to finding dog parks. With well over 6,000 parks around the country, an app like Dog Park Finder is a must, claims the source. It’ll find the parks nearest your location and provide any necessary information, like hours of operation – not to mention local dog-friendly restaurants! This content post is provided by the pet experts at Hartz.