The best apps for cat and dog owners
Did you know that your smartphone can help you be a better pet owner? From top training tips to suggesting new walking to routes or finding a trusted dog sitter, there are so many ways that apps can help enhance our lives with our pets.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite iPhone and Android apps here to save you time and money when looking for some pet-friendly apps for your phone.
In fact, saving you time and money is something we’re pretty good at here at Go Get It.
Some of the apps below help you monitor your pet’s health, but the best thing you can do to protect your puss or pup is to invest in the right pet insurance from the start.
Do a quick pet insurance comparison on our website today and find a policy that’s right for you and your furry friend, for a price you can afford.
Now let’s take a look at the apps pet owners should be downloading this month!
3 of the best apps for dog owners
iClickerIf you want to give your daily dog walks a little more purpose, iClicker is the perfect training app for you and your best pal. And it means that you don’t have pockets bulging with toys every time you go out! Anyone who’s lost a clicker while out on a dog walk will love this app.
Free to download on the App Store, this handy little tool helps to speed up training or solve behavioural problems with a traditional clicker built into your phone.
So whether you’re struggling with getting your pup to sit, stay or leave things alone, iClicker shows you how, step by step.
Have you got a new pup that you want to keep an eye on? Or perhaps you own a Velcro dog that suffers from separation anxiety? Or a boisterous pup that loves chewing your new cushions? Dog Monitor can help you keep one eye on your pooch while you’re out and about. You can even record commands that will be played back to your pup to try to keep them in check while you’re not there.
With multi-person support your whole family can keep an eye your beloved pooch but this might be somewhat of a distraction if you’re just watching them tear up your front room while you’re at work.
We would all like to be able to keep our pups by our side 24/7, but that’s not always possible. Enter Rover, the free app that lets you find dog boarding and dog walkers in your area.
Whether you need a trusted person to walk your dog during the day, or someone to look after your pup overnight while you grab that much-needed weekend away, you’ll find it here. You can be sure that your pooch has had his daily walkies, thanks to the handy built-in GPS tracker.
Plus all the dog sitters have been vetted by the Rover team, with the app boasting that over 95% of bookings have received a 5-star rating. That’s good to know, especially as leaving our faithful pups with a stranger is pretty heart-wrenching the first time we do it.
With more than 200,000 dog sitters registered with the app around the world, your next dog sitter is just a few clicks away!
3 of the best apps for cat owners
Cat Fishing 2
If you’re looking for a mobile game to keep your puss quiet for a few hours, Cat Fishing 2 is it! Your fabulous feline can paw the fish as they swim across the screen and the more they touch, the higher the score they get! It even features a cute meow noise to encourage your puss to keep on playing.
Just make sure those little paws don’t get too boisterous and break your phone screen! This is a great smartphone game, created by the cat lovers at Nestle Purina Petcare Co.
Are you curious about where your cat roams when you’re out all day? If you want to keep tabs on your tabby, try Pawtrack. It’s the free app that accompanies the Pawtrack GPS cat collar.
This clever collar will track your cat’s movements every six minutes or on demand, sending information direct to your phone screen so you can see exactly where they are or where they’ve been.
You can even set up geo-fence alerts and notifications about when your cat is leaving or returning home. This app only works with the Pawtrack collar, which is £49.99 plus a £7.99 monthly subscription from https://pawtrack.com/
Pet First Aid
This essential app from the American Red Cross has some great reviews and allows dog or cat parents to feel confident about their abilities in an emergency health situation. They’ve taken the most common situations where you pup or puss might get hurt, and suggest basic first aid to help you feel more confident if you find yourself in one of those situations. Handy How To videos show you exactly what to do and even give you specific tips based on the size of your pet. This is also a great way to keep tabs on your pets’ overall health, thanks to its built-in early warning signs checker.
Save money on pet insurance
Did you know that Go Get It is the UK’s only dedicated pet insurance comparison site? We compare a range of pet insurance covers to suit you, from accident only to whole lifetime protection.
There’s no upper age limit for Go Get It policies and we can compare covers that include emergency boarding or complementary medicine, so you can be sure your pet has got the best cover possible for their needs.
Whether you’ve got one dog, one cat or multiple furballs at home, we take the hassle out of finding the right cover for your furry friends.
Get a quote today and see how much you can save.