Do you have a dog or are you planning to adopt one? If so, you should check out these 10 best Android apps.
Taking care of a dog can be a real struggle sometimes. You need to make sure they’re getting the essential proteins, vitamins, and minerals through their daily diet. You need to take them to vets every now and then to check if they’re healthy. And most importantly, you also need to take your little furry friend for regular walks or play with them, as part of their daily exercise routine.
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But we’ve decided to make things easier for you, and have come up with a list of best Android apps that every dog lover should have on their smartphone.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the best Android apps that every dog owner should download.
Best Android Apps for Dog Lovers
- Dog Training & Clicker App by Dogo
Dogo’s ‘Dog training and clicker app’ for Android is a fun app and one that you should definitely have on your phone if you have a pet dog. It provides step by step instructions on how to train your dog to listen to your commands, do potty, give high-fives, and so much more. To make things easier for you, the app also comes with videos, fun illustrations, and a built-in clicker with a variety of sound options. And the best part — you can consult with real dog trainers through the app for additional tips.
11Pets is one of the most popular and most downloaded dog apps on Google Play. It is a must-have app for a family with pets, animal welfare organizations, and professional groomers. Some of the highlights of the app include reminders for pet medications and vaccinations, food habits tracking, food supply tracking, and storing medical history. Furthermore, it can also be used to monitor metrics such as weight, height, and temperature and for following-up on symptoms using logged records, images, and notes.
Getting a dog is one of the best ways to help an elderly relative, according to Adventures Of A Yorkshire Mum (https://www.adventuresofayorkshiremum.co.uk/2020/01/4-ways-to-help-elderly-relative.html) parenting blog. But it can sometimes be difficult for the elderly to take their pets out regularly for grooming, and that’s where apps like Peto comes in handy. The online service offers complete pet grooming solutions at the click of a button. The service also offers other services like pet transport, cage cleaning, pet sitters, dog walkers, etc.
- APCC by ASPCA
Yet another important Android app for dog lovers is the APCC app by ASPCA. It has an extensive database of common household hazards, plants, harmful medications and weather conditions that are harmful to your dog. It lets you calculate the severity based on the size of your dog and the amount of the respective material consumed, and also offers the critical steps to follow in such situations. As mentioned earlier, the app is made by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) that handles over 180K such cases each year, so the information provided is very well researched and accurate.
PetCoach is a must-have app if you have a pet as it offers free veterinary advice from experts. You can ask questions regarding your pet’s health, behavior, food habits, etc, and get quick, trusted answers for absolutely free. Besides that, PetCoach also has hundreds of informational articles on pet health, nutrition, behavior, and care. However, it is worth noting that the app is not a substitute for in-office examination or regular veterinary care, and you should definitely visit a professional vet near you in case of a medical condition or regular check-ups.
Those who moved to a new house will know how important it is to set up the new place in your own little ways so that you get the feel-at-home vibe. And the lifestyle website Tammymum (here is the article) has some interesting tips that might come in handy when you’re moving to a new house. Similarly, when you adopt pets and bring them to your home, it can be a bit daunting for them at first. So, you need to do everything possible to make them feel ease, and that includes getting them a comfy bed from pet stores. Chewy is one such online pet store, also available as an Android app, and a very reliable one if you’re looking to get food and other supplies for your dog.
- Tractive GPS Dog and Cat Finder
There is nothing worse than losing track of your loved ones, and that also includes your furry friends. Tractive gives you peace of mind especially when you don’t find your pets at home, as you’ll always be able to track their location through your smartphone. You are required to purchase the tracking hardware that needs to be attached to your dog’s collar. And for the app to work, you are also required to pay for monthly/yearly subscriptions which start from $5.39 per month.
While most of the apps listed above are free, some of them like Tractive isn’t — and for good reasons. It’s important to have a reliable pet tracking app on your smartphone when you have pets so as to make sure they are not lost in unfamiliar destinations. And you’ll definitely have to pay a premium for good pet tracking services; these apps are never available for free.
Did we miss out on any of the best dog apps for Android that you know? Let us know about it in the comments!