As a follow up to last week’s best cat apps post, today we bring you the five best apps for dog lovers. There are about 2,200 dog apps in the iTunes app store, but we sorted through them to find you the most useful, entertaining, and interactive apps. So we present to you, in no particular order, the top 5 apps for dog lovers!
1. DoggyDoc – Developed by veterinarians and artificial intelligence specialists, DoggyDoc is the world’s first artificial veterinary intelligence for dogs. After you type in some basic information about your dog, including breed, sex, age, and vaccinations, you’re able to get a virtual diagnosis in three simple steps:
1. Select the affected body part
2. Select the symptoms
3. Read DoggyDoc’s virtual diagnosis and get in-depth information on the most likely diseases.
2. Dog Land – For those of you who love to post pictures of your dog across social media on a daily basis, this app is for you. Dog Land is a social, interactive app that provides a community for dog lovers to share their favorite dog-walking spots, pictures of their furry friends, and the ability to “mark your territory” to show where you’ve been. It also allows folks to vote on places that are dog friendly and recently added a one-to-one messaging feature.
Dogland is available for free download on iTunes.
3. Talking Ben the Dog – Similar to Talking Ginger, Talking Ben the Dog is a virtual dog that repeats what you say and entertains you. Ben is a retired chemistry professor who likes his quiet comfortable life of eating, drinking and reading newspapers, but also enjoys playing games and mixing test tube results. To make him responsive, you will have to bother him lnog enough that he will fold his newspaper. Then you can talk to him, poke or tickle him or even have a telephone conversation with him.
4. Tagg – Not to be confused with Tagged, Tagg is an extremely useful app that helps you keep track of your dog by essentially providing a GPS attachment for your dog’s collar. Not only does this provide peace of mind for the owners of mischievous dogs that like to try and escape, but this app also tracks your dog’s activities and sends you a message if he goes beyond the boundaries you designated. Additionally, it’s somewhat of a wearable exercise device, as it tracks your dog’s activity to make sure he’s getting enough exercise.
5. MapMyDogWalk – One of many benefits of having a dog, owners can get exercise alongside their furry friend. MapMyDogWalk allows you to log your walks, sync with a free account at mapmywalk.com, and track calories burnt, distance and speed. This app allows you to set goals and uses the GPS technology of your smartphone to track exactly where you walked. It also allows you to share with your social networks if you feel compelled to brag about an especially long walk. 🙂