As any good pet owner knows, having tools to help care for them is critical. From the proper diet to toys and training – everything we do for our pets helps make the time spent enjoying their company that much better. Companies are capitalizing on this need as more pet owners incorporate their furry friends into their daily lives with the introduction of gadgets, gear, and even mobile apps designed specifically with pets in mind.
A few of the hottest mobile apps out there right now aimed at pets include training apps so you can teach your pet tricks, get the potty trained and even teach them to stop nipping and other bad behaviors. With one app, you pay to have access to virtual sessions with professional trainers who will guide you through training tips via live chat and with 24/7 messaging access.
The American Red Cross has also put out a free app for pet owners to help them understand and administer emergency care for their pets if needed. The app features step-by-step tutorials for things like CPR on your pet and what to do as soon as you notice something could be wrong with your pet.
Need access to their medical records in one easy to locate the place or to see a vet immediately, no matter where you are? There’s an app for those things too! Virtual telemedicine calls with vets are now possible thanks to apps that connect pet owners with veterinarians for a monthly fee.
And there’s fun to be had too. Many apps are being offered that allow you to interact with your pet when you’re not home. Connected treat dispensers and cameras make it easy to talk to your pet and interact with them from anywhere.
If you haven’t already seen some of the viral videos on social media, pull out your tablet, because new mobile app games – like catfishing are as you guessed it – interactive, fun play for your pet to sit on your lap and enjoy with you.