I’m all about that dog-friendly life. If you follow me on any of my social media platforms, you’ll know that my love for our canine friends runs very deep and spills over to all aspects of my life. Over the weekend, I downloaded a couple of dog apps that South African dog owners can also make use of. From reminding you to give your dog meds to making sure you and your fluffy pal get ample exercise, these apps will make any dog parent’s life easier.
DoggyDo is a free app for Android and iOS users. It serves as a platform that lists dog-friendly restaurants, accommodation, dog-related businesses and vets in your area. The app uses your geolocation to determine which attractions are close to you and your furry friend. The venues get listed by signing up and filling out a simple form which requires the necessary information needed.
This app is specifically for dog owners who use the Bravecto product which prevents ticks and fleas for dogs. It sends you a reminder when your dog’s next tablet is due.It’s incredibly handy to get those reminders as the tablet only needs to be administrated orally once every three months. Banjo and Mushu get theirs right on time thanks to this handy dandy app.
If your dog is anything like my Mushu, he WILL NOT look at the damn camera unless you somehow make it worth his while, and that means having a delicious treat with you or alternatively, making stupid sounds until he happens to look your way. BarkCam features noises that will attract your pup’s attention. My personal favourite is the fart noise… *forever 12 years old* ?
With BarkCam you can also add cute stickers to your puppy’s photo or turn the photo into a meme.
Did you accidentally drop something on the kitchen floor while preparing a meal? Check on iKibble’s database to see if what your pup ate is poisonous to dogs or safe. The database features all kinds of foods from apples and asparagus to yogurt and zucchini. I’ve had to use it three times already since downloading the app over the weekend.
I use Dog Walk daily. It monitors and maps out how far you walked your dogs, how long your stroll was and where you can walk in future to ensure you don’t get bored with your usual route.
All apps mentioned are free or have free versions available for download on your app store. Just search the name and voilà!
What are your favourite pet apps to use?