Got Granddog? Got Two iPhone Pet Apps!

by Kaye Swain

iPhones are so handy for the busy members of the Baby Boomer Generation, caring for elderly parents and running grandkids all around. iPhone apps make them even more useful! 

When I was doing research for the low vision resources article last week, Boomer and Senior Vision News: Macular Dystrophy Takes Its Toll On Glenn Beck!, which included iPhone medical phone apps, I was very pleased to discover there are even some useful iPhone pet apps to help those of us with a granddog or four. The two that I thought might be the most useful are:

Pet First Aid: for Your Dog, Cat, Puppy, or Kitten – This pet iPhone app is by the same company, Jive, who puts out the American Heart Association's app that I wrote about, iPhone App for the Sandwich Generation: Pocket First Aid & CPR. Definitely worth taking a close look at this one if you have a granddog or  grandcat or your own pet as well. Pet iPhone apps like this are like carrying a book such as First Aid for Dogs or Cats with you everywhere. :)

Dog Symptoms - I was interested to note a comment by a veterinarian who wrote that he was impressed with the content in this pet iPhone app. On the other hand, another writer said it was good but the language was a bit scientific (and he has a BS in animal science) so it's probably not for every dog owner. Still and all, it does sound useful.

 How about you? Have you found any great pet iPhone apps for a granddog, grandcat or other Sandwich Generation family pet? We'd love to hear about them. :)

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. Thank you.