From apps that can help you work out what to do if your cat has an accident and needs first aid to those that can help train or even entertain your cat, we’ve rounded up 11 must-have apps for cat owners in 2020.
Pet Healthcare and Safety
1. Pet First Aid — American Red Cross
When our cats injure themselves, it can be stressful trying to work out how to look after them best. The American Red Cross Pet First Aid app provides health advice for 25 different scenarios, with step-by-step guides for what to do for each one. It also helps you ID common poisons. It can even help you find pet-friendly hotels and has interactive quizzes to test your knowledge.
2. APCC by ASPCA
Your cat just got lily pollen on their nose, should you be worried? (The answer for this one is yes, by the way). Using the Animal Poison Control Center app from the ASPCA lets you quickly check the toxicity levels of plants, medications, and other common household goods. Toxins are color-coded so you can quickly work out the toxicity levels and what you need to do next.
Do you find yourself losing track of which cat needs vaccinations or tablets? If you have multiple pets, it can feel like a bit of a challenge trying to remember which cat needs what! This app can track all kinds of details, like when you last trimmed your cat’s claws to their medical records. You can even set reminders for vaccinations, de-worming, and more.
Games and Entertainment
4. Relax My Cat
Does your cat get easily stressed? This app is designed to help them relax with music! The music is based around the noises of feline communication, as well as a range of environmental sounds designed to catch your cat’s attention. It includes soothing music, sleepy music, playtime music, and even music designed to reduce separation anxiety!
5. Cat Fishing
Friskies Cat Food has created a fun and engaging app designed to help your cat indulge in one of their favorite hobbies. Watch as your cat racks up points by catching virtual fish. You can choose from 10 different pond and fish combinations, with bigger challenges the more skilled your cat gets. You can even share their high scores with Friskies!
6. My Talking Pet
You might have seen those cute videos of pets that look like they’re talking — now you can make your own using your cat! My Talking Pet captures images of your cat, which you can then turn into an animated talking video. Add cute accessories like hats, mustaches, and glasses for the ultimate style.
7. Cat Alone
Does your affectionate cat demand attention while you’re trying to cook dinner or make an important phone call? Cat Alone offers six different games for your cat to try and catch. Simply set it up and leave your cat as they try to catch ladybugs, flies, laser pointers, and more. They’ll be entertained by the combination of movement and sound, giving you peace for a moment!
8. Paint for Cats
Do you suspect that your cat might be a bit of an artist? Here’s how to find out! As your cat chases a cute mouse across your screen, they’ll create art at the same time. Choose from 10 different color palettes, and share your cat’s art on Facebook or via email. You’ll get a combination of cute paw prints, sweeping trails, and other art to be proud of.
Available on iOS.
9. Human to Cat Translator
Ever want to really communicate with your cat? Use this app to translate your voice into a meow. You can choose from a variety of translation options and see if it makes your cat respond to your requests any differently. Bear in mind, though, that even if you’ve translated what you want to say into cat-speak, your cat may still ignore you!
10. Cat Clicker training
If you’re keen to give clicker training a go with your pet but don’t want to have to wait for a clicker to arrive, you can use this fun app to get started right away. You can either use it to train your cat to touch the paw on the screen and then give them a treat, or use it as a clicker when training other commands.
Available on iOS.
Playing is fun but food is important too! Download the Chewy app to make shopping for cat food and supplies even easier. You can add to your order, manage your auto-ship options, and even get 24/7 access to Chewy’s pet experts. If you sign up to Chewy today, you’ll get a discount off your first auto-ship order, making it easier than ever before to keep your kitty well fed.
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