This post was updated on March 27, 2019.
Phones make life easier, even for dog owners. Since our pups don’t have opposable thumbs, give them a hand and download these helpful dog apps yourself. These 8 apps make being a dog owner easier than ever. Here are the best apps for dog owners.
Petlas is a global database of over 100,000 pet-friendly places and services. Whether you’re traveling or staying local, this app will help you find anything from vets, to parks, and other locations where your pup is welcome. You’re even able to add in new locations yourself, so other pet parents can be in the know.
Ever not sure about what’s safe to feed your dog? Then download iKibble. This app lists foods by health rating and category, and provides health benefits, feeding instructions, and preparation info. Easily search for hundreds of foods, including different meats, dairy, fruits, vegetables, and grains. Never worry about what you’re feeding your pup again.
3. Tractive Dog Walk
Grab your dog, leash, and harness and head out with the Tractive Dog Walk app. This app allows you to track your walks with fido. It shows the exact distance, duration, and your route on a map. It also lets you “mark” where your dog does their business. It keeps a record of your dog’s statistics and history, so you can keep track of every step your pup is taking. It’s a great way to stay fit, keep track of your dog’s exercise, and set walking goals.
4. Pet First Aid by American Red Cross
This app is a must have for anyone on the go with a dog. Pet First Aid by the American Red Cross helps you locate the nearest emergency animal hospital, provides step-by-step instructions for common pet emergencies, and offers “how to” videos for pet health, like CPR. It’s a must have during an emergency.
5. All Trails
All Trails has the largest collection of trail maps, with over 50,000 listed. It’s great for hikers and active dogs and dog owners. Browse photos and reviews, and filter your search by dog-friendly trails, so you know which are welcome to Fido. The app also gives you driving directions and lets you save your favorite trails.
6. Bring Fido
If you’re planning a trip with your pup, the Bring Fido app is a must. It helps you locate hotels, attractions, and restaurants who welcome pets that are nearby . They’re the Yelp of the dog world, with reviews and photos submitted by other dog owners. Plus, they have easy to use search filters for those traveling with big dogs or multiple pets.
7. Animal Poison by ASPCA
The Animal Poison ASPCA app helps owners quickly identify over 300 potential everyday hazards. Created using information from the veterinary staff at the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center, the app provides crucial information about the severity of the problem and any critical next steps. There is a searchable database of substances, with everything from household hazards, to medications, to natural toxins. Available on Android and iOS.
8. Dog Buddy Free
Dog Buddy allows you to keep track of your pets health in an organized way. Track your dog’s weight, vaccination dates, allergies, and medications. It’s a great way to keep necessary information at your fingertips, especially when traveling.