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Helpful Apps for Traveling with your Pet

I don’t know if it is because RVers are more adventurous than most, but I have noticed that RVers of all ages tend to embrace technology. So, I thought that it might be helpful to showcase some apps that are useful or just fun for Camping with Dogs. Most of these I selected are health related. But, There are hundreds or maybe even thousands of pet applications for mobile phones, smartphones, iPODS, or iPADS. Just do a search at the Applie iTunes store or the Google Android marketplace and you will surely find the right app for you.

1. PetMD - petMD is the largest global source of pet health information in the world today. Part of a global network of veterinary professionals, petMD’s content was created by veterinarians for consumers and veterinarians. They have several different apps which would be very useful for the traveling pet owner as shown below:

2. PetMaster

"Make it fun to manage your pet's health
The ultimate organizer to keep track of your pets' health and details. They have a free version that has ads.

3. MobileDog Headline News – You might not think dog news is that important, but this will keep you up t o date on all of the latest Chinese dog food and treats recalls.

4. PawCard

5. PetSnap-
If your pet doesn’t play to the camera when you’re trying to get a shot, PetSnap can play more than 30 different sounds to attract your pet's attention.
The iPhone app takes several pics in a sequence, and you can also add frames and share the snaps of your beloved buddy on Facebook or Twitter.

6. Pet First Aid
Pet First Aid is the leading emergency care app for your dog and cat.
Pet First Aid is loaded with detailed videos and step-by-step illustrations so you’ll know exactly what to do when caring for your pet. Videos include: restraint, muzzling, CPR, bandaging, and more. All articles, videos, and illustrations are bundled with the application for offline access.

7. MyPetED
This is a multiple app, but one of the best features is the Find a Vet function which includes emergency vet hospitals.

Do you travel with your Dog? Here is a new Facebook Group founded by Julee Meltzer which is dedicated to Camping and RVing with Dogs. Please join us!

Camping and RVing with Dogs
This a group which welcomes anyone to share their photos, ideas, and anything related to Camping and RVing with Dogs. According to, almost half of all RVers travel with a dog.