Care for your pets with these iPhone apps

by Kate Currin

Pets are one of the many joys of life. The unconditional love we get from our dogs and cats is unmatched by many of life’s pleasures. While your iPhone cannot love you back, you can still use it to help match your pet’s unconditional love. Apps can help take care of their health and happiness. Here are some pet-friendly ones to get you started.

MapMyDOGWALK (Free)

Walking the dog is beneficial for both you and for Fido. The free MapMyDOGWALK app, brought to you by Subaru, allows users to keep track of their favorite dog-walking paths as well as track your human calories burned. Who knew walking the dog could be part of a diet plan? You can also share your favorite dog walking routes with friends and family. This is perfect for sharing routes when you leave your beloved companion with friends or dog walkers if you’re out of town for a night or two.

My Dog ($2.99)

Do you struggle with keeping your own health record information, let alone keeping up with your dogs? Get the My Dog app to keep track of all the most important information you need for woman’s best friend. Use the app to store your pup’s vaccination and medical information. My Dog app also syncs with iCal to make sure you never miss your pet’s veterinarian appointments. You can store photos of your pet’s vaccination records in the app so you can send them to groomers and boarding facilities at a moment’s notice. Plus, this doggie-themed app is filled with tips for traveling with your pet.

Perfect Dog – Ultimate Breed Guide to Dogs (Free)

Looking to add a new dog to your family? The free Perfect Dog – Ultimate Breed Guide to Dogs app is the perfect place to start. Describe your perfect dog using a few characteristics such as physical make up or lifestyle settings. Then, peruse your suggestions to figure out which dog is best for your family after taking into consideration the breed temperaments and requirements for a healthy puppy lifestyle.

Cat Wrangler (Free)

Do you miss your cats while at work? Are you living in a situation where you can’t have cats? Never fear because with the free Cat Wrangler app you can have a whole herd of virtual cats to take care of right in the palm of your hand. The best part is you don’t have to clean the litter box.

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