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The best downloads pet owners should have on their phones.


1. PetCam free
PetCam is the ideal tool for the helicopter pet-parent, capturing motion-triggered photos and video from the user's laptop camera and sending them directly to a synchronized smartphone.

2. PupTox $1.19
Thinking of feeding Fido from the dinner table? Letting Mittens into the back garden? Before you do, consult PupTox—a searchable medical reference app with over 250 items that are toxic to household pets.

3. PocketStable $1.99
PocketStable (not to be confused with Pocket Stables, a 16-bit horse-racing game) is an organizational tool for horses' health and wellness info, including dentist, farrier and vet appointments, general health stats, vaccination records and medication schedules.

4. PetSnap $1.99
The perfect app for Instagram-worthy pet photos, PetSnap plays sounds to capture a furry friend's attention to sit pretty for the camera long enough to be more than a blur of hindquarters.

5. PiP free
PiP (Positive Identification of Pet) reunites lost pets with their owners using facial recognition technology, community powered search and an alert system that broadcasts news of a missing pet to nearby vets, rescue agencies and social media users. As seen—and rejected—on Dragons' Den.

6. I Talk Bird Trainer $3.99
There truly is an app for everything. I Talk Bird Trainer is touted as one of the best mobile apps for teaching parrots, cockatoos and parakeets to learn phrases. The app allows the user to record custom phrases for maximum curse word coaching.

7. Pet Acoustics $2.29
Pet Acoustics produces calming, ambient sounds to combat separation anxiety, travel jitters, trips to the vet or thunderstorm freakouts; kind of like the white noise machine your Nana uses.

8. DogVacay free
Like Airbnb for pets, DogVacay connects pet owners with thousands of sitters across the US and Canada ready to pet-sit dogs, cats, hamsters or snakes. With a built-in messaging system and fun photo effects, it's kind of like Snapchat for pets, too.

9. Humane Society of Canada free
Offered in 20 languages, the HSC's official app is an easy way for animal lovers to stay up-to-date with the goings on of the organization, donate to their cause, unlock coupons and find animal welfare events close by.

10. Cat Clicker Training $1.19
Cats are jerks, but with clicker training they can be slightly more convenient jerks. Armed with cat treats and a clicker app, some owners can focus their felines toward less destructive behaviours or even simple tricks.


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