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Top 10 best free pet apps


Top 10 best free pet apps

Do you own a smartphone or tablet? Then check out these great free pet apps…

Animal Translator, Human-to-Cat Translator, Dog Translator
Cat playing hard to get? Dog staring at you with beseeching eyes, but can’t tell you what’s wrong? If you’ve ever wished you could talk (or listen) to your pet, then wish no more – there’s an app for that. In fact, there are several!
• Animal Translator is available on Google Play for Android 1.6 and up.
• Human-to-Cat translator is available on iTunes for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, requiring iOS 4.3 or later and optimised for iPhone 5.
• Dog Translator is available on iTunes for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, requiring iOS 4.0 or later.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
If you are not already a pet owner, here’s where you can start your journey. This iPhone app for our friends at the UK’s best-known pet rescue centre lets you scroll through a gallery of deserving cats and dogs, making it easy to choose your new companion.
Available on iTunes for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, requiring iOS 4.0 or later.

Cat Effects
• Re-write history and have a cat lifting the 1966 World Cup, add kitties to your holiday snaps or put a moggie on the moon. It’s all possible with the new version of this app, which lets you draw or stamp cats on to any photo. Sadly you can’t yet use images of your own cat, but there’s an extensive library of feline photos for you to choose from, with inexpensive upgrades allowing you to access even more animals.
• Available on iTunes for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, requiring iOS 4.0 or later.

Cat Fishing
Here’s a game for your cat to play! He can get his paws on some fishies without getting wet and without depleting fish stocks. The game gets harder with each level, making this a challenge for even the most determined pusses.
• Available on iTunes for iPad, requiring iOS 3.2 or later.

Dog Breeds
Are you thinking of getting a dog and wondering what breed to choose? Or do you simply love looking at pictures of your favourite breeds? Either way, you can spend hours admiring the pics on this comprehensive guide, which is compiled by www.petsie.org using information and images supplied by dog owners.
Available on Google Play for Android 2.1 and up.

Map My Dog Walk
Using GPS technology, Map My Dog Walk allows you to recall your best dog-walking routes in terms of health and fitness for both dog and owner. Keep track of the calories you’re burning as well as your speed, distance and elevation.
• Available on iTunes for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, requiring iOS 4.3 or later and optimised for iPhone 5.

Pets Next Door
Is sharing pics of your pets on Petplan’s Facebook page not enough for you? This app lets you read about the cute moments the camera wasn’t able to catch, plus see the ones that have been caught on film. A real feel-good app.
• Available on Google Play for Android 1.1 and up and on iTunes for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, requiring iOS 3.1.2 or later.

Rabbits
Another app from Petsie, which tells you all you need to know about bunny breeds, with hundreds of photos as well as games and a highly scientific ‘Who’s the cutest?’ facility. So far there are over 1.5 million pictures on the app. That’s a lot of bunny-watching, so you’d better hop to it…
• Available on Google Play for Android 2.1 and up.

Rate My Pets
Everyone thinks that their pet is the best, and now you can find out for sure whether yours is. This Android app allows users to upload unlimited photos of their animals and show them off to a captive audience of fellow pet-lovers. Some owners even dress their pets up in eye-catching clothes and natty hats to improve their chances!
• Available on Google Play for Android 2.0 and up.

RSPCA My Pet
This comprehensive app from the RSPCA includes top tips on pet care, a pet diary for important dates and a scrapbook feature that allows you to collate pics of your pets to share on social networking sites.
Available on iTunes for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, requiring iOS 4.0 or later.

Do you know of any great apps? Share your favourites in the comment box below…


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