Cats, dogs — whatever kind of animal you love, there's a wealth of helpful iPhone apps you are sure to delight in, from ones that celebrate your pet in photos to practical ones offering useful advice on how to keep pets healthy and safe. Here are four apps you'll want to download right away.
What should you do if your cat gets stung by a bee or your dog seems to have a broken bone? With this app, you'll have the answers at your fingertips. Pet First Aid comes with articles, illustrations and more, all focused on pet injuries and other problems. Hopefully, you never have to use this app, but it's good to have handy in case of an emergency. The app also includes a spot where you can store your pet's medical info, along with noting vet appointments, meds, etc.
Take some fantastic photos of your furry little friends with this fun app. Pet Snap comes equipped with 32 sounds to attract the attention of your pet before the photo is snapped. Once you've captured it on camera, select from the app's seven frames to accompany your picture on your camera roll. You'll never miss a shot of Princess playing adorably with a ball of yarn again.
Looking to add a new pet to your brood and need to figure out a name for your new family member? This app is loaded with more than 3,000 pet names for cats, dogs, lizards — all sorts of pets. Search by pet type, name popularity or alphabetically. So you don't forget names that pique your interest, save the ones you like to your favourites. Unsure of your shortlist? Email your selections to friends to get them in on the decision.
You and Spot travel more often than George Clooney in Up in the Air? The Petcentric app will make your lives easier by helping you find pet-friendly places on the road, from hotels to restaurants. It also provides info on vets and pet-sitters in the area. This handy database will help make travelling with your pet a much simpler affair.
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