5 Amazing Apps for Pets (& Their Owners)

In today’s world, if you have a need, chances are there’s an app for that.  After sifting through hundreds of pet-related apps, we’ve come up with a few that stood out from the rest when it came to cost, purpose, functionality and design.  Take a peek at some of the apps that you didn’t know you needed!



Dog Monitor: Puppy video cam

By Tappytaps

COST: $5.99

Easily monitor your pets while you’re away from home.  Utilizing your mobile device and a secondary phone or tablet, you can check in on your pet throughout the day, get notifications when your pet barks, communicate commands, take photos and track activity along with a slew of other options that are too great to list here.  Interested?  Check it out!  A must have for the techy pet owner.


Pet First Aid – Red Cross

By American Red Cross


Take care of your furry family member. The American Red Cross Pet First Aid app puts veterinary advice for everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand. Get the app and be prepared to act when called upon. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know Pet First Aid.



By Salerno Labs llc

COST: $0.99

PupTox is a handy categorized listing of over 250 things that may be toxic to dogs and cats. You’ll never have to worry if those flowers you are buying for your garden can hurt Fluffy or if the leftovers from dinner are safe for Rover. Is it toxic to your dog? Is it safe for your cat? PupTox may have the answer.  If your precious pup got into your chocolate stash, input their weight and the amount consumed in order to get a reading of how urgent or dangerous their condition may be.  A great tool for every pet owner.



By BringFido


Want to take your furry friend with you when you travel? The BringFido app is a perfect resource. Search for pet-friendly hotels and get the lowdown on hotels based on location, price and reviews by fellow dog parents.  BringFido also lets you search for pet-friendly area attractions, restaurants, parks, beaches and more!


Whistle – Pet Tracker 

By Whistle

COST:     Whistle app: FREE
              Whistle GPS Pet Tracker: $79.95

While the additional GPS tracker is a small chunk of change, it’s ability to save your pup makes it well worth it!  Does your dog like to break free any chance he gets? Keep tabs on him 24/7 with the Whistle app, our pick for best dog monitor app. The app is free, but you have to purchase what is essentially a GPS monitor that fits onto his collar.  With Whistle you’ll be able to track your dog’s activity and behavior. And Whistle also serves as a daily timeline so you can add notes and photos, as well as log food and medications.