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Owning a dog is a major undertaking. Thankfully, we have a world of resources at our fingertips to help make it a little less intimidating. Here are five must-have smartphone apps for pet owners.

Pet First Aid by the American Red Cross

While it’s certainly no substitute for a visit to the veterinarian, the Pet First Aid app is a quick and easy resource on pet health. Think WebMD for dogs and cats. From first aid tips to research on illnesses, this app features a wealth of phenomenal health information.


Does your antsy pup refuse to sit still for a photo? Yeah, we’ve all been there. Enter BarkCam to save the day. This handy app helps you take perfect pictures by playing sounds – whistles, toy squeaks, barking, and more – to capture your pup’s ever-wandering attention.


Does your dog love road trips? Then BringFido is an absolute must-have. Easily look up pet-friendly restaurants, hotels, activities, events, and more. No more scrolling endlessly through websites to see if that hotel you have your eye on allows your furry friend!


We’ve all searched the internet frantically to find out if that table scrap your pup just poached is harmful to his or her health. The iKibble app answers that question quickly with its database of common foods and information on how they affect your pet’s health.


Got a young pup on your hands? Keep your training on track with Puppr. This popular dog training app offers a wealth of resources to help – from trick how-tos and a built-in training clicker to a live chat feature to answer your more advanced questions. 

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