Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pet Safety Week: There's and App for that!

Hello Puppers.  I can't believe the day has actually come!!!

Today is the day I get to share some of the pet safety apps my mom and I have found!!
But before we get started, don't forget to check out the rest of today's blogs:
HGE Illness – Sidebite
Food Safety – Sasha
Stranger Danger – Angus
TreeRat Hunting Safety – Ruby
Water Safety – Fudge
 Let me just say, there are LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of apps out there.  We didn't have enough money to try them all.  We're happy to share this information, but please know that we have not tested/researched them intensively.  For example, the first one we talk about we picked by the highly scientific method of it came up first in the google search :) 
First up, for $3.99 you can get the Pet Tech Pet Saver App (go here for more info.)  According to their website ... "The Pet Tech PetSaver App is the Premier Pet CPR, First Aid & Care App on the Planet!"  and "It’s like having “A PetSaver in your Pocket™.” With a push of a button and a swipe of your finger you will have instant access to your pet’s health and safety."   On this one, you pick from dogs or cats on the first screen and then get options to treat several different health issues.  We checked out the CPR tab and it walks you through pupper CPR step by step with pictures.  I don't know that mom could actually do it, but we certainly know more than we did before we downloaded the app. 
Second Up, for $.99 you can get the American Red Cross Pet First Aid App (go here for more info.) Their website says ... "Take care of your furry family member. The American Red Cross Pet First Aid app puts veterinary advice for everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand. Get the app and be prepared to act when called upon. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know Pet First Aid."  This app also walks you what to do for choking, CPR, etc., but does not show pictures. Our favorite feature?  You can click on "vet hospital locator" and it uses your current location to find nearby hospitals and urgent care centers. That right there is worth the $.99 to mom.
The ASPCA also has a mobile app (go here for more info.) It's free!  According to their website ... "The ASPCA mobile app is a must-have app for pet owners. This free app shows pet parents exactly what to do when a pet goes missing. It also allows pet owners to store vital medical records, and provides information on making life-saving decisions during natural disasters."  We checked it out very briefly and this one seems to be more for if your pupper has gone missing or if there is a big natural disaster in your area.
The last one we downloaded was Puptox dang can't remember if we paid for this one or not (go here for more info.)  According to their website ... " is a handy categorized listing of over 250 things that the internet says may be toxic to dogs and cats. You'll never have to worry if those flowers you are buying for your garden can hurt Fluffy or if the leftovers from dinner are safe for Rover. Is it toxic to your dog? Is it safe for your cat? PupTox may have the answer.  All information found in this site was compiled from internet knowledge sources (crowd sourced). Some of it may be correct, some of it may even be wrong (please correct me if I am). I am not a veterinarian! You should always contact a veterinarian in the event of a pet poisoning."  We like that we could have this with us at the plant store and also like that they admit they aren't vets and we should check it out further once we get home.  If you want more info, you can click on "web search" on the app and it will take you to a google search. Apparently, beer is really bad, puppers.  Who knew????
Don't just trust us, puppers.  Do a google search and check it out for yourself.  It's kind of shocking what all and how many apps are out there!!!!


  1. That sure is a lot of apps. Thanks fur researching this topic and spending money papers.

  2. Many thanks for great apps! We will try the Pet Tech Pet Saver App, bet it helps my mom to be more relaxed when she isn't at home.

  3. I don't know why Gail is reading this when she refused to carry a smartphone....
    Toodle pip!
    PS Good work Duncan.

  4. Wow, what grreat info! There really is an app for everything.

  5. WooHoo! Excellent information. I'm gonna tell Mom all aboutz dez apps right now.

  6. My Mama has that same phone cover! Me-Ommmmmmm

  7. Wow! I didn't know about all of these Apps! I need to go check out one or two so that Ma can get one for her phone. Thanks Duncan!

  8. Mom just got her first Smart Phone a few months ago and I think the phone really is a lot smarter than she is. So she will need apps so she'll know just what to do in an emergency. Thank you for a great post!

  9. We're going to check out those apps. Mom needs more apps on her Kindle especially if they're about us.
    Fudge and the Portie Pack

  10. Hey Duncan!
    Wow, I didn't know there was this much out there for phones! Great job with this post. OMD the Red Cross and ASPCA. WOW! These are super tools for our peeps to use to keep safety info quickly available in an emergency. This was a pawesome topic for us and you did a great job. Thanks bunches for sharing this will all of us!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  11. Duncan you are a K9 techie guru!! Bravo for all this wonderful techie information. For a while Mom had a kitty game app on her iPad I touched it all kinds of celebrations and motion happened it was very entertaining.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  12. OMD, I loves that furst one...Ma needs all the pictures she can gets!!! BOL!!!! No, really, that would be the bestest if you're stressed out and your furry needed CPR, and you're not sure if you're doin' it right. Pawsome! Ma's gonna check it out!!
    Nows, I guess beer can be bad for doggies, butts you know what's NOT bad???? Do ya???? THAT'S RIGHT ~ MARGARITAS!!!! ☺
    Ruby ♥

  13. LOL there is an app for just about anything these days Duncan but those sure are useful. We agree, thank you to our techy guru for keeping us informed on what is out there. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  14. Mr. Duncan YoooooHooooo Mr. Duncan... TEACHER ... Sir..
    THESE are Super APPS and we took very much CAREFUL NOTES so that if we ever DO get a phone that isn't STOOPID... we will be all set fur getting GOOD APPS.
    THANK YOU so VERY much fur teaching this IMPAWTANT Course. Your students... F & E

  15. I didn't know there were so many apps for pups! We love apps in this house and will now be adding some more. Thank you!!

  16. Thank you Duncan! These all sound like cool apps to have. Mom doesn't have a smart phone but she probably can get them on her tablet!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  17. Those are great apps to know about. There are so many that it can get very confusing. Thanks for the lesson today! ☺

  18. Ummmmmmmmmmm!! Hate to have to say this but Mum said "what's an app?" OMD and she's MY Secretary!!!!!!

  19. We are gonna have the Lady look up some of those apps, our life could be saved by these!

  20. Thanks for telling us about those apps!

    Your pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Mayorz For All Paws

  21. Thank you for that great information. Mommy is writing these all down. We do use the ASPCA site very often, but the other ones sound great also.

    Loveys Sasha

  22. A fantastic post! Mom spends A LOT of time on her phone, we're gonna ask her to look up some South African based pet apps for us.
    Wally & Sammy

  23. That's some good information! Thanks!

  24. WOW Duncan, we didn't realize there was so much out there to help the peeps in time of need. Mom & Dad are gonna start googling pupper apps this weekend, never can be to safe!

    Thanks Duncan for being a part of safety week, great info

    Top Cop Bites

  25. Hey Duncan!
    Wow, I wanted to stop back and say thanks again for hosting this cool topic! What a creative and fun idea and I had no clue there was this much available to help our peeps help us. BOL Thanks again for putting this together fur us. You will be entered in the Host Appreciation Drawing for a cool prize. Random drawing to be held on Monday, August 18th.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  26. Oh Duncan ~ Those sound interesting but I don't have a Smart phone we have a DUMB phone. Congrats on your win over at Sarges.
    Sweet William The Scot