The 11 Most Useful Apps for Pets in Australia

Meet the Most Useful Apps for Pets
Meet the Most Useful Apps for Pets

Even though it’s the last thing most people expect, there are plenty of apps for pets. Despite sounding silly, this genre of the program is exploding in popularity. There are 4.9 million pets in Australia alone, so developers haven’t missed out on this market. Every year more people get pets, and a growing number of pet owners are turning to apps for advice. This fresh interest has created a massive demand for apps geared toward pets. From entertainment options to exercise schedules, there’s no shortage of apps to choose from.

RSPCA

There are many NGOs and community-based charities like RSPCA offering animal care and protection services all over the country. The mission of this organization is to stop cruelty to animals by promoting their care and protection. For this, the RSPCA works to implement animal cruelty laws and advocate for new legislation where needed.

Developers have been cranking out apps for pets for years, so the options are staggering. Now pet owners have a slew of apps to choose from to help them be the best owners possible. When faced with so many apps, picking the right one can be daunting. To help put the spotlight on the best ones, we compiled a list of the top apps for pets. They are a lot more useful than most people would assume, so don’t miss out on these programs!

4 Best Apps for Pets

1. ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center

Apps for Pets
Discover when to be alarmed

One of the most challenging parts of being a pet owner is taking charge when something goes wrong. Every year, thousands of pets die from poisoning. Most of these fatalities can be avoided with a combination of prevention and education. This app helps pet owners tackle both issues by providing a sneak peek at the ASPCA’s database. They take the guesswork out of diagnosing poisoning with a treasure trove of helpful information. The app highlights substances that can be poisonous to cats, dogs, birds and horses.

This covers every kind of pet and a staggering amount of potentially life-threatening ingestions. From common household items to plants that can be toxic, there’s no shortage of things your pets should avoid. If your pet does consume one of these substances, everything danger is ordered by a colour-coded risk assessment. This includes what symptoms to expect and what actions the pet owner should take. For serious symptoms, the app provides a one-touch dial to the ASPCA’s poison control hotline.

2. Pet Coach

Apps for Pets
Become the best pet owner you can be!

When purchasing a pet, it doesn’t come with a manual. This leaves new owners on their own to figure out how to raise this new addition to their lives. Whether you own cats, dogs, horses or exotic reptiles, Pet Coach is ready to help. It’s bursting at the seams with quality advice from veterinarians and animal experts. They provide valuable insight into nutrition, training and keeping your pet healthy. Every pet deserves an educated owner, so rise up to the challenge with this informative app!

3. CHEWY

CHEWY
CHEWY

This app can help your family save money as well as come in clutch when you needed pet supplies time and time again. The app has a huge variety of toys, foods, medicines, and more that will almost certainly meet your needs at a fair price. It’s no surprise that this app has become a mainstay on all pet owner’s devices. It also happens to be very nicely designed and laid out with clear categories, your auto-ship orders, and your favourite items.

4. BarkHappy

Apps for Pets
Connect with like-minded pet owners

This social media app revolves around people who love dogs. By utilizing certain filters, they match up pets that are compatible with your dog. This is similar to Tinder but more plutonic. Once pets are matched, they can meet up for a play date or long walk. To give users ideas of what to do, the app provides lists of dog-friendly venues. These range from parks to hotels, so there’s no excuse not to get out. Another benefit of the app is it connects dog owners, so the potential for cultivating human relationships is a plus.

5. Pet Names +

Pet Names +
Pet Names +

Naming any pet is one of the most difficult aspects of any pet adoption process. We have all faced this situation if you ever own a pet and often leave it for the latter. Finally, your pet may end with a name you really don’t like. If you are one such type who has a tough time coming up with a suitable name for your pet then Pet Names+ is just for you.

The app provides you with plenty of alternatives. You can narrow down the choices in alphabetical order or by pet type and also as per the popularity of the name. You can even track and order your favourite companion to make the pick for the perfect name for your pet.

6. Tagg

 Tagg
 Tagg

Now you really don’t need to worry thinking about where your pet is or if will he gets lost when he gets out of your home. The Tagg pet tracking system working alongside the Tagg app makes it uncomplicated to track your pet. You get started by purchasing a Tagg GPS Tracker that can be affixed to your pet’s collar.

Use the app to then view your pet’s location and you could also get directions on how to reach him/her. You can also enable notifications and henceforth if your pet wanders out of your home you can take necessary steps before the situation gets out of hand.

Apart from assisting you to locate your pet, the app can also utilize GPS to track your pet’s activity levels. This would assist you or your vet in take a balanced decision on your pet’s health.

7. BringFido

BringFido
BringFido

This app is primarily built for dog owners but is an asset for those with other kinds of pets too. This was created by BringFido.com, a leading firm with an interest in pet-friendly travel. The BringFido app helps you find pet-friendly motels, parks, clubs, beaches, restaurants, and more while travelling.

You can also narrow your choices to discover hotels that usually don’t charge an extra fee for pets. You can use the resources to find local pet-friendly restaurants, shows and events being held in Sydney, Melbourne, etc.

to work out budgets and prefer to stick to them, then the Spending on My Dog App is just designed for you. This app is built with the intent to help you track how you spend on your pet. You can keep a holistic track of how much you spent on your pet in various categories.

8. Zeppee App

Launched in 2015, this app is Australia’s latest involving pets and is dedicated to finding homes for dogs, cats, and everything with a soul. Renowned as ‘Tinder for pets’, Zeppee will empower you to locate a lifelong companion for a pet. You can buy, sell, adopt and relocate pets to loving homes. The ‘sell’ part is basically for registered breeders who have been thoroughly checked.

9. PetSnap

PetSnap
PetSnap

Another grouse for most owners is that they never seem to be able to get an amazing picture of their bestie (especially those high on adrenaline). So finally here’s the panacea for you – the PetSnap app. Most of the time the issue is we never seem to be able to hold their interest pointedly towards the mobile (as most of us utilize mobiles for a pic).

10. Pet First Aid

Pet First Aid
Pet First Aid

As in a human situation, we need to be prepared in case of an emergency for our pets. Thus investing in an app that supports the well-being of your pet is undoubtedly welcome. We have also noticed that in some instances we are not really sure if there is any issue with our pet: are they normal or is there something lurking behind their unusual behaviour? The First Aid App would help you diagnose anything out of the ordinary.

This can help you decide the veracity of the problem and if you need to rush to a vet. You would also have access to resources such as articles and videos to give you a better understanding and options on handling grave situations, such as when they are choking. The app can also be utilized to record your pet’s medical information to have it readily available.

11. Pet Acoustics

Pet Acoustics
Pet Acoustics

It has been particularly created for those of you who have pets that get anxious or hyper even when a pin drops or when guests arrive. There are various tunes available on this app that will help soothe the nerves of your pet with relaxing music.

Thos app has diverse tunes to make your pet calm and feel safe during a grooming session, during a ride or in a thunderstorm. An antidote for pet lovers who travel a lot.

The music is intended for pets and has been specifically created for them. For anyone having a nervous dog who pants, keeps running and barks, this is the perfect remedy for them.

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Nathaniel Mansfield