Here are some smartphone apps that we at Branchburg Animal Hospital love!
Nestle Purina Petcare has a smartphone app called PETCENTRIC that can help you find pet friendly places and information! It lists all of the nearby dog parks, veterinarians, pet stores, dog-friendly restaurants, and more! It also has a fun section to watch videos and share photos of your pet. And the best news, this app is free! It is very easy to use and comes in very handy!
Pet Poison Helpline is a 24/7 animal poison control service. They recently came out with an iPhone app! The app includes a database of over 250 poisonous plants, food, medications, and household items. Each entry has photos, clinical signs, and descriptions. The app costs $0.99. It is a great quick reference for any pet owner to have!
What to do if you suspect your dog or cat has come in contact with a poisonous substance
- Remove your pet from the area.
- Check to make sure your pet is safe: breathing and acting normally.
- Do NOT give any home antidotes.
- Do NOT induce vomiting without consulting a vet
- If veterinary attention is necessary, contact your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.
Tick Finder is an app designed to help raise awareness of ticks. It is run by Scalibor, a tick preventative product. . Check out this interactive map before your next camping or hiking trip! Userscan update where they encounter ticks or where their dogs have been bitten. This app is available for both iPhone and Android devices.
Squeaky Fun Time (android) and Dog Toy Prank (iPhone) are two apps that mimic the sound of squeaky toys. This is a funny app that can be used to distract your dog or to get their attention. Try using it when you want your dog to pose for a photo!
Eukanuba Off Leash uses a map to locate the 5 nearest dog parks. The app is updated every 2 weeks, so you are sure to get the most recent information. Dog parks aren't only a great way to get your dog some exercise, they are also beneficial on socializing your dog with other dogs and people.