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Pet Parenting Reimagined For The Digital Age
November 12th, 2020
By Jessica Brody

You are a smart and responsible pet owner. If you’ve had an animal for any length of time, you already know that you have to feed them the right food, provide a comfy sleeping spot, and keep them on a leash when you’re in public. But there are many other ways to be the best pet parent possible, and the tools to do it fit in the palm of your hand. We’re talking about apps, which can help you do everything from manage your pet’s health to have a little fun with their photos.

Before you start clicking through the app store, however, you may need to evaluate your technology. Having an internet connection with ultra-fast speeds is a must, especially if you'll be using multiple apps simultaneously. That way, you can stay on top of pet care without any hiccups.

Now that you've addressed your internet connection, here are a few apps that you really shouldn’t be without.

Animal Poison by ASPCA

The Animal Poison Control has thoughtfully compiled a list of hundreds of common pet poisons that your beloved furry companion might get into -- even with the best preventative measures in place. This searchable database includes everything from seasonal toxins to common household items, such as chocolate and grapes. The designers have color-coded each entry so that you can figure out instantly how concerned you need to be. The app is free, but the information within it is priceless.


The Pawprint app makes managing your pets’ health easier than ever. All you have to do is download it from your preferred app store, enter their information – including your name and telephone number – and you will soon have digital copies of their medical records. Pawprint can retrieve documents from any veterinary office, which is especially important if you are traveling and your pet has special needs. Another significant benefit is that you can share their profile with the sitter or walker when you have to be away.

Healthy Paws Pet Insurance

Speaking of veterinarians, if you haven’t looked at veterinary care lately, you should know that it doesn’t come cheap. For this reason, it makes sense to invest a few dollars into pet insurance. Healthy Paws Pet Insurance makes the process easy through a mobile app. When you visit your veterinarian, you can easily submit a claim right from the palm of your hand. You also have access to your claim history and account directly from the app.

When you have questions about your pet’s health and need a little guidance, you can pop over to the Pet Care Blog for advice. Icing on the cake? The organization behind it all provides support to animal rescue organizations and shelters throughout the country.


AppAdvice explains Say BARK! is an app designed just for fun. Published by Bark Box Inc., this easy-to-use app lets you take a picture of your pup directly from your iPhone and create a custom eCard complete with sound and fun visual effects. If you want to make Fido famous with all your friends, it’s hard to beat!

For all of its benefits to civilization, one of the most important for pet owners is having the technology to keep your most helpless family members safe. The above apps can help you do just that and even have a little fun throughout the journey that is pet parenthood. So make sure your phone can handle all of the handy apps you need, and don’t be afraid to check the app store for new releases.

In addition to apps, you and your pet can benefit from professional assistance. During times when you'll be away from your companion, contact Paw Minders Plus Pet Sitters to book our dog walking and pet sitting services.