We all have our favorite apps downloaded and at the ready, but as a dog mom there is an entirely separate list of apps that are must-haves. In addition to your Starbucks, MyFitnesPal, Snapchat, Instagram, Mint and more, there are so many apps that can help you organize, track, and enjoy life with your four-legged friends. Some of these apps are for everyday use (looking at you BarkCam), and others I hope you never need to use, but it is always better to be prepared for whatever comes your way.
Without further ado, here are my 5 Must Have Apps for Dog Moms:
Oh my dog, I am obsessed. I considered buying Snugs & Ruby BarkBoxes before I considered buying myself a subscription to Birchbox. I am also a religious BarkPost reader, and twitter stalker. So as soon as I caught wind of this new app, I had to immediately download it. This app is the perfect solution to dog picture struggles (just take a look at the cover photo for this article). I can’t tell you how many pictures I have of my pooches looking away from the camera, but that problem is no more. BarkCam has a variety of sounds that will get your dog’s attention and help you capture all of the best moments. Personal favorite – meow! Now apply all sorts of filters, add thought bubbles, and even add poop emoticons – does it get any better?
Working on your fitness while you work out your pup? Set your fitbit aside and download MapMyDogWalk. It will map your route, show you the distance you have gone, show you how long you have been out walking, and will track the lengths of your dog walks throughout the month. It even has a built in nutrition tracker that allows you to enter your weight, water, and food.
3. Dog Park Finder Plus
Road tripping to somewhere unfamiliar? Just not sure where the dog parks in your town are located? This app will help you locate all the dog parks around you and will map your route and give directions to the park of your choosing. Time to jump in the car and head to the nearest off leash park for a good game of fetch.
4. Pet First Aid By The American Red Cross
I hope you never use this app, but just in case it is always good to have it downloaded. For 99 cents you have emergency tools like a direct line to your vet, locator for the nearest emergency hospital, early intervention tools, and basic first aid for your dog. It also has learning and quiz tools so you can brush up on your doggy medical knowledge.
5. Dog Translator
Have you ever wondered what your dog is trying to tell you? What are the words getting lost in the midst of that barking? Wonder no more, there are now apps available that can help your translate. I have tried a few of these and thought they were all hysterical, so pick one and test it out, and if that one doesn’t do it for you switch over to the next one – BARK BARK!