On modern smartphones, you can install thousands of different applications. Some are designed to create notes, others — to edit photos, and there are applications that will appeal to pet lovers. It is about the third category of utilities that will be discussed in this article.
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11pets: Pet Care
One of the most useful apps for all pet owners. The program is designed to simplify the care of animals. Here you can set reminders for a variety of actions that need to be performed from time to time. For example, the application will remind you of bathing, taking one or another medicine, as well as vaccination. Mentioning of all the events is contained in the “Schedule” section, so the news of vaccination does not fall like snow on your head.
The most important skill of the program is the preservation of the history of the disease. 11Pets will even allow X-rays to be included in the appropriate section if one was made after a paw fracture or some other misfortune. Also, the user can register the usual vital signs – the weight and temperature of the animal.
The application is designed for entering information on several animals at once. Parrots, dogs, cats – even if you have a whole zoo at home, nothing will prevent supplying each animal with its own photo album and history of diseases. The fact that the data can be synchronized with the “cloud” is also important – information about pets will not be lost even if you buy a new smartphone.
11Pets is distributed completely free of charge, while the developers did not introduce advertising. The application will be very useful when you need to tell the vet the history of the disease. And it also allows you to understand how high the cost of maintaining a pet.
Whistle is an application for pet lovers, developed by the eponymous company along with a GPS beacon.
This program allows not only to determine the location and activity of a pet but also to constantly monitor its health indicators: body temperature, pulse, weight. It is believed that Whistle is especially useful for older animals and those suffering from chronic diseases; at the first alarming symptoms beacon lets the owner know that you need to take action.
Interestingly, the implementation of the GPS-beacon functions is not based on traditional technologies of mobile operators; the beacon operates in the low-power Sigfox wireless network, which was launched only in 2015. The absence of the need to generate a cellular radio signal gives the device a number of advantages:
- GPS Whistle beacon is 2-3 times smaller than analogs (for example, Tagg).
- Whistle power consumption is minimal – the beacon can “live” a week without recharging, while competitors will “sit down” in 3 days.
- The low-power Sigfox network operates at sub-frequencies, which increases the coverage area – a pet can be found even if it wandered into the building or the underground parking lot.
The Whistle application both with Google Play and with the AppStore is installed free of charge, however, it is not self-sufficient; you need to buy the GPS beacon for it.
Pet First Aid
Pet First Aid app allows you to learn how to provide pet first aid. As is the case with people, anyone can do it: even a person who does not have a specialized education. At Pet First Aid, you can find step-by-step instructions in case the pet gets hurt, recovers, burns, freezes, stays under water for too long, etc. All of them are in English.
The application will help if you need to make the animal artificial respiration and take other resuscitation actions, fix the sprains and fractures while waiting for help, correctly put on a muzzle or tie a pet. All articles and instructions are available offline and wirelessly. Pet First Aid also allows you to schedule vaccination and short medical records of animals. This may include a list of vaccinations, diseases, drugs, substances for which the pet may have allergies, animal identification data, address and phone number of the veterinarian.
This application will help you find hotels, parks, beaches and other places where your pet will be happy. Sometimes it is difficult to find places where you can come with a dog – but not for those who have installed BringFido. You can find hotels where you can come with a dog of exactly such a breed as yours and even places where dogs do not charge extra fees for their stay. You can book a room in this hotel using this application.
Cat Fishing 2
In addition to applications for owners, the AppStore and GooglePlay feature many mobile games for the pets themselves – mainly for cats. The cutest of them are from cat food manufacturers Friskies.
Not only you like to play games on your smartphone or tablet. Cats love to idly spend time, so be sure to download such an exciting game as Cat Fishing! This is the most thoughtful, simple and beautiful application from a variety of those that exist today. The Cat Fishing game is a small fish floating around the screen that is trying to sneak away from your pet’s mighty paws and claws. It is cool that the creators of the application very successfully played on the natural essence of cats – it is no secret that they are all predators and simply adore fish. However, it will be interesting for you to play this game. The application is free.
The Human — to Cat Translator program allows the user to forget about the voice barrier between him and his furry pet. This non-standard application is based on the principle of all translators: the user dictates a question to a smartphone that he wants to address his pet (for example, “Are you hungry?”), and the gadget translates this question into a cat’s speech. The program works in the reverse order – it is able to recognize the basic commands in the cat language.
TheHuman-to-Catt Translator user has:
- Samples of 25 feline voices.
- More than 170 different samples that can attract the attention of a furry friend (for example, birds singing, a squeak made by mice, purring).
- 16 standard commands in high quality.
- An application that initially seems rather absurd (albeit funny) actually helps to establish a dialogue between the pet and its owner. Lite-version of the program with reduced functionality is installed free of charge, although the Deluxe version is inexpensive – about 1 dollar.
Please note: the cat may react to sounds aggressively or restlessly – in this case, it is better to refuse further use of the application!
The Pet2You com project is not only a social network for pet owners, where you can communicate, find new friends, share experiences, etc., but also a useful service that allows you to track the pet’s location.
With the help of a GPS tracker attached to the collar of an animal and a mobile application (free for iOS and Android platforms), you can easily track where the pet is at the moment. Using this device, the probability of losing a four-legged friend is reduced to a level of 0%.
Well, another nice feature is the ability to invite interesting people who are nearby for conscientious walks.
Another application that pet owners will definitely like. With it, you can find all public places (restaurants, hotels, pubs, parks, etc.) that are not averse for you to visit this place with your beloved pet. You will be able to find out details about staying in these places with an animal – for example, if they have a bowl for a dog or any treats.
For your pet, you can create your own personal account where you can chat with other dog owners, invite each other to meetings. If your dog is lost, you will be able to notify everyone who is in this area, perhaps someone saw your missing dog.
With this application, you can easily find a person who will walk your pet or take care of him, if you have urgent business and need to leave.
The program allows you to quickly exchange messages with sitters and dog walkers, make secure payments, as well as track your pet’s walks. Or you can get a personalized note from your sitter or dog walker.
You are also able to send photos, videos, set notifications for certain events. The application offers only proven services, so you can not worry about your dog!
The Wooof app is a social network for dog owners, complemented by a walker tracker and a live map. The idea of the application originated in 2014 in Israel – a country that is famous for its high culture of dog breeding.
Thanks to Wooof, “dog lovers” can:
- Exchange messages and plan joint walks with pets.
- Learn about the popular places of walking dogs – this is the unique “live” map.
- Get useful information about the location of the nearest pet stores and veterinary clinics. Each of these institutions is assigned a rating, so the user will not have problems with the choice of, say, the best veterinary clinic.
- Avoid the threat of dog hunting, as well as warn other users about it.
- Record the duration and distance of daily walks. The tracker allows you to take care of the pet’s state of health, preventing its overwork.
- When you first launch the Wooof application, you will need to register using email or log in through an account on one of the social networks. The app itself is free.
The application allows you to upload photos of your pet (with filters and stickers – everything is as it should be), take photos in your favorite places, search and add new friends (using convenient filters – by region or breed), watch who walks nearby, or invite followers for joint walks.
This free application makes the process of training easier and more enjoyable. You get a whistle built into the phone with additional features: for example, you can change the frequency and volume of the sound.
Ultrasonic whistle for dogs, allowing silent (for the human ear) to give commands. The application emits signals that only the dog hears, allows you to select any frequency from 80 Hz to 20,000 Hz (that is, from an audible sound to the lower limit of ultrasound), if necessary, turns on the alarm mode.
The best function the ability to set the mode when the whistle is activated during a certain movement. This way, when you understand which signal frequency is optimal for your dog, you can turn on this option and the whistle will be triggered whenever the dog jumps on the sofa, for example.
The developer added new features that allow you to organize fast and convenient data exchange by uploading a profile of one of the proposed social networks. It also provides the ability to create your own ringtone yourself at selected and acceptable frequencies.
For the organization of more convenient training of the animal, there are many functions that allow you to specify not only the desired frequency but also the time intervals through which the alarm will be issued.
Automatic training and control of dog behavior – what could be better?
It is worth resorting to the help of this application only if your dog is sitting on the same diet as you. The fact is that pork ribs in chili sauce, which you can easily swallow at dinner, can cause serious discomfort to the stomach of an unprepared dog. For such cases, here is a detailed description of products of human cuisine with a rating of acceptability for dogs. After reviewing this list, you may come to the idea that sitting with beer and croutons — not the best way to spend time for your four-legged friend.
Perhaps it’s time to go to the nearest veterinary clinic? iKibble contains a large list of products and recommendations regarding how dangerous this or that food is to the health of your pet.
Is your dog very sociable and bored walking alone? The DoggyDatez application allows you to find other dog breeders living nearby, as well as organize joint walks.
Mobile platform DoggyDatez allows dog owners to become members of a special social network and to a certain extent look at the modern world through the eyes of a pet. The rules in DoggyDatez are doggy. For example, you can “mark the territory” by taking a 200-meter-long plot for yourself “into possession” and then tracking who else is there. The platform also allows you to browse the plots of other people (and dogs) and look for new buddies with different parameters: age, gender, age, and dog breed. The main goal of the creators of the project is to acquaint neighbors, dog breeders around the world, not only in the virtual space but also in everyday life.
Any experienced trainer will confirm that the clicker in combination with treats is the best approach to training even the most naughty dogs. iClicker is an application that can be used for free on iOS devices. It will help you train your dog, learn new tricks and successfully solve the problems associated with the four-legged pet’s disobedient nature.
In addition to 48 different sounds, the application contains 9 training courses and 32 videos that tell you how to use these or other components of iClicker correctly.
Twindog is a funny analog of the popular dating application Tinder, created especially for dogs and their owners. The design and interface are similar: you see profiles and photos of all users in the vicinity (although in the case of Twindog these are exactly the photos of pets), put likes to those who liked, enter into correspondence with those with whom there was mutual sympathy, get to know, agree on joint walks.
The app is free and available in the AppStore and GooglePlay. By the number of users, of course, is far from Tinder; but it is quite possible to find friends by interest and companions for walks with his help.