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Your dog is your most loyal, selfless and best friend and you always make sure he gets the highest care possible. With technology taking the front seat from us, there is a lot of software that can help you look after your pet dog - ranging from keeping a tab on their vaccines and food cycles to unique social networks for them.
Here's a curated list of the top 7 apps that will help make tasks easier for dog owners.
If you are obsessed with dogs, Weather Puppy should be your go-to weather app. Along with useful information about your city's weather and humidity, it has a wide variety of cute dog photos that change every time you fire up the app. With over 800 puppies organized into 19 themes, you can also use up to 7 photos of your dog to create your own theme.
It is currently available only on iOS and coming to Android soon.
This is a special social networking app that lets you search a big database which encompasses almost all the kinds of dog breeds available on the planet. Petsie Dog Breeds gives you access to hundreds of dog breeds and high quality pet images. The content is based on their official website, where enthusiastic pet owners have created thousands of pet profiles and uploaded millions of pictures. These pet profiles include both grown up dogs and dog puppies.
Available only on Android.
If this is your first time keeping a pet dog, you aren't generally aware about the minor problems that arise on irregular intervals. These can be discomforting for your dog and yourself, if you do not treat them immediately. The Pet First Aid app puts veterinary advice for everyday emergencies into your smartphone. Get the app and be prepared to act when called upon. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice, handling First Aid is now much more fun.
Much like running and cycling apps, MapMyDogWalk is a fitness GPS tracking app for your daily dog walks. You can log all your favorite tracks, calculate calories burnt and also get nutrition advice within the app. The Map Pins also show where to find dog parks, dog-friendly restaurants, water fountains, and waste bag dispensers.
If this is your first pet or if you even have experience keeping a dog, you don't generally what all is harmful for your pet. The Petoxins app is one such directory of all the poisonous plants, vegetables and food items for your dog. If you are thinking of feeding something new to your pet, just fire up the app and check whether it's harmful for him/her.
You can also save crucial information, such as favorite activities and toys, or diet needs, and easily share via the iOS app with pet sitters.
This is for the OCD soul in all of us. iCam is a unique app that connects to closed circuit cameras in your house. If you are on a vacation or at work, you can simply keep a check on how the dog's doing at home. This is good for the pet as well as your newly bought sofa. iCam allows you to remotely monitor up to 12 live video and audio webcam feeds from your Android and iOS device over WiFi and EDGE/3G/4G/LTE.
This is a rather specialized app, made specifically for a GPS dog collar. The app has a decent user interface and can you can easily locate if your dog goes out of bounds. It even sends you a notification in case you don't notice.
The Tagg mobile app does even more than help you track your dog's location and activity. You can customize notification alerts for yourself and contacts, access your pet profile, view your tracker's battery status, and even connect with the Tagg community on Facebook. Tagg GPS Plus users will also get pet air temperature risk alerts when the air temperature where your pet is at, becomes dangerous.