10 apps every pet owner should have

If you’re a pet owner, you know there’s a lot that goes into taking care of them. There’s training, healthcare, toys and gear, not to mention just wanting to give them the world because they deserve it.

Thankfully there are a number of apps to help us with that mission. From useful training tips, to vital emergency care, to making sure our pets are entertained and happy, we’ve rounded up our favorites to ensure your pets are living their best life.

Training apps for pets

1. GoodPup

When you sign up, GoodPup designs a personalized training plan, which includes weekly private 30-minute sessions with a trainer, guided daily training tips, and offers a 24/7 chat feature with trainers. This is for dog owners who are looking to commit to a full-service training plan, because it comes at a cost — $29 a month. GoodPup does offer a weeklong free trial so you can try it out first.

Price: $29/month, free seven-day trial

Available on iOS and Android

Personalized, live training sessions for you and your pup.
Credit: Screenshot: PetCareNow LLC

2. Pupp

For dog owners in search of less formal training resources, Puppr is a good option. The app features training videos, over 100 lessons, live chatting with trainers, and progress-tracking. Plus the lessons are taught by famous dog instructor Sara Carson and her dogs the “Super Collies.”

Price: Free

Available on iOS and Android

Screenshots of Puppr app features

Free training videos featuring the “Super Collies.”
Credit: Screenshot: Chin and Cheeks LLC

3. Cat Training

This app is packed with information to help you understand your cat’s behavior and how to train them. Covering common cat care issues related to litterbox training and scratching, the Cat Training app is pretty barebones, but provides good practical tips and tricks that every cat owner should know.

Price: Free

Available on iOS and Android

Screenshots of Cat Training app features

This app is simple but effective.
Credit: Screenshots: Gato Apps


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Health and care apps for pets

4. Pet First Aid

Created by the American Red Cross, this in an app that every pet owner should have. The app provides step-by-step instructions for what to do in an emergency situation such as if your pet is attacked or eats something toxic. The app even has instructions on how to give your pet CPR and information about early warning signs of an emergency and a search function for finding the closest veterinary hospital.

Price: Free

Available on iOS and Android

Screenshots of Pet First Aid app features

First aid information that every pet owner should know.
Credit: Screenshot: American Red Cross

5. 11pets

The 11pets app seems to cover everything when it comes to your pet’s needs. With 11pets, you can store medical history, maintain a schedule for upcoming vaccines and vet visits, and even track your pet’s weight and nutrition. Plus, the account can be accessed on multiple devices so your family members can also keep tabs on the latest.

Price: Free

Available on iOS and Android

Screenshots of 11pets app features

A useful all-in-one platform for your pet’s needs.
Credit: Screenshot: 11pets

6. Pawprint

The best apps provide a simple solution to a real everyday problem, and this is one of them. With Pawprint, you’ll never have to worry about tracking down your pet’s medical records again. Simply, enter your pet’s information, and Pawprint tracks them down for you and saves a digital copy.

Price: Free

Available on iOS and Android

Screenshots of Pawprint app features

Never have to track down medical records again.
Credit: Screenshot: Pawprint Acquisition LLC

7. Airvet

There are several veterinary telemedicine platforms out there, but we like this Airvet because of the different options it offers. You can either pay a flat fee of $30 for a virtual call with the first available veterinarian or pay a monthly fee as an Airvet member, which basically works as a 24/7 concierge service for your pet’s medical needs.

Price: $30/month or $30 for an on-demand call

Available on iOS and Android

Screenshots of Airvet app features

On-demand veterinary care at your fingertips.
Credit: Screenshot: airVet Inc.

8. Pet Monitor VIGI

There are other pet monitoring systems out there, like treat dispensers with cameras, but with this app you don’t have to buy new hardware. With a one-time purchase, you can download Pet Monitor VIGI on all of your devices, so all you have to do is set it up on your existing computer/tablet when you leave. Plus, it has two-way audio and video so you can interact with your pet while you’re away.

Price: $4.99

Available on iOS and Android

Screenshot of Pet Monitor VIGI app

Monitor your pet with your existing devices
Credit: Screenshot: VIGI Limited

Fun apps for pets

9. Cat Fishing 2

No, not catfishing, but a fishing game for cats! Download this game on your phone or tablet and watch as your cat swipes to catch the fish on the screen. This game is great for mental stimulation and activating your cat’s natural prey drive. Just be prepared to clean the screen after.

Price: Free

Available on iOS and Android

Screenshots of Cat Fishing 2 app features

This app will keep your cat entertained for hours.
Credit: Screenshot: Nestle Purina Petcare

10. BarkHappy

It’s social media for dog people. With BarkHappy, you can search dog-friendly restaurants, stores, hotels, etc. and connect with other dog owners nearby. You can also send out alerts to other users in the event of a lost or found dog.

Price: Free

Available on iOS and Android

Screenshots of BarkHappy app

Dates for your dog.
Credit: Screenshot: BarkHappy Inc.

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