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App Review: Dog Budget App
Keep track of your doggy dollars
Your pup may not beg you for an allowance each week, but his needs are just as costly as your own. Dog food, grooming appointments, toys, veterinary visits and treats tend to add up over time. The basic expenses for a dog in the U.S. average more than $1,500 per year, according to a 2011–2012 pet owner survey by the American Pet Products Association. And that’s just the absolute basics with no...
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Apps to Track your Dog’s Medical Details
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How do you keep track of your dog’s medical records? Many of us manage with some combination of a calendar and manila folders jammed with vet records. Finding important information can be frustrating, time-consuming and, in an emergency or when you're away from home, nerve-wracking. Whether your pup has special needs or you just want to keep track of annual checkups and vaccinations, there are a...
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iPhone Game Focuses on Rescuing Pets
Developed with the Humane Society to raise awareness
Teach kids the importance of caring for, and adopting, a shelter pet with this free iPhone game, developed in association with the Humane Society of the United States. In Fluff Friends Rescue,  players retrieve lost pets in the woods, bring them back for a veterinary checkup and a bath, and then place them in a pen to be adopted. It's a time management game that requires players to multitask in...
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Couch Surfing for Dogs
DogVacay seeks the sweet spot between home and kennel
If you’re planning on leaving your dog behind for a few days, you might want to consider leaving him somewhere he can feel at home. While kennels and “dog hotels” are always an option, what about finding something closer to a substitute home? Enter DogVacay, a new dog-boarding service that strives to provide dogs with the same comfort and care as they enjoy at home. DogVacay is modeled off of...
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Can My Dog Eat This?
There’s an app for that
Dogs may be our best friends but that doesn’t mean we can always share our lunch with them. There are plenty of foods that are safe for us but toxic for dogs—so many, in fact, they can be hard to remember.  Fortunately, there’s a new app called Om Nom? to help us keep track of what foods—and, in some cases parts of foods—should be avoided. For instance, apples are a good source of Vitamin A for...