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Pet Care Apps for Dogs and Cats - Uses and Benefits

María Besteiros
By María Besteiros, Expert veterinary assistant and canine/feline hairdresser.. January 2, 2023
Pet Care Apps for Dogs and Cats - Uses and Benefits

Mobile apps are a great tool to help us manage different aspects of our daily lives. For dog and cat caregivers, they open a door to multiple possibilities that will allow them to take better care of their welfare, among other benefits. To illustrate this, in this article we will talk about Flockr, one of the most outstanding pet care apps for dogs and cats, and other pets, in the new digital era. We will explain its used and benefits to make the most of all the advantages it offers.

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  1. What is Flockr?
  2. How to use Flockr
  3. Benefits of using the Flockr pet care app

What is Flockr?

Flockr is a pet care application for mobile phones, specifically for iOS and Android operating systems. It is mostly aimed at dog and cat guardians who are offered multiple functionalities with the aim of better facilitating their pet care. It also offers the option of joining a community of caregivers who share interests, with whom it is possible to interact.

With Flockr, you have the opportunity to join a social network for pets and their caregivers, in which images from the lives of your furry companion that you do not want to forget will be recorded. You will be able to participate in this community of animal lovers through a personalized camera. This means you are ready to take the best photographs and can use multiple exclusive filters that allow you to personalize each image to your liking.

In addition to the social network, it is a tool that allows you to control different aspects related to the welfare of your pet. These include their vaccination history, internal and external deworming schedules or records of the medications prescribed by the vet.

All this information is available at the click of a button on your phone, as well as:

  • Their weight record
  • Walking times
  • The amount of food they eat each day
  • Current or past illnesses
  • Possible allergies
  • Groomer appointments
  • Veterinary visits
  • Veterinary consultations

All of this allows you to monitor your pet's day-to-day progress and easily manage multiple aspects of their health. In addition, this information stored in the application can be shared with whomever you want. For example, you can share with a new vet if you can't go to your regular practitioner or with the person in charge of the residence where you are going to leave your furry friend for a few days. Sharing is as easy as generating a PDF which is ready to send at a tap of the app.

Finally, this pet care app also provides an overview of your pet's monthly expenses. This is an important aid in managing finances, as it helps you keep track of where you spend, so you can balance your budget.

In short, all the things about your pet that interest you, matter to you and that you need to have at hand are brought together in a single application that is simple and intuitive to use.

How to use Flockr

If you are a caregiver of a dog or cat (or any other pet) and you are interested in using Flockr to help you take better care of their health, the first step is to download the pet care application to your phone. You must then register you and your pet's details and create a username and password. You will be asked for your full name, your email address and access to your mobile phone's camera and photo gallery, as well as geolocation.

In moments, you will be able to start participating in the social network offered by the application, personalizing your photographs with the available options. You will also be able to interact with other registered caregivers.

You will also have at your fingertips the veterinary control of your pet, as you can create a history of vaccinations, deworming, treatments, veterinary consultations, baths, haircuts and any other data that seems relevant to you. All you have to do is write it down so that the application can remind you when you need to repeat it. You may be interested in taking a look at the following post by AnimalWised about the vaccination schedule for dogs.

As an example of the benefits of pet care apps, Flockr can let you know when it's time to replenish the pantry by monitoring the daily amount of food your pet eats. It is also possible to enter reminders in the diary for tasks you need to do in the future.

Finally, in the application you have the option of contracting more services if you choose the Premium option. In this case, you will have to pay an amount every month or once a year. An example that falls into this category is veterinary assistance.

Pet Care Apps for Dogs and Cats - Uses and Benefits - How to use Flockr

Benefits of using the Flockr pet care app

Having explained what Flockr is and how to use it, in this section we review the advantages of using this pet care app for your pets. They are as follows:

  • It offers a good amount of free access functionality, only requiring the paid Premium option if you need more specific services.

  • It allows you to have all the relevant information about the health and care of your pet in one place on your mobile phone.

  • Access couldn't be easier, as all you have to do is log in to the pet care app to find all the data you have stored.

  • It contributes to a better control of your pet's health, because the reminders mean important appointments such as deworming or vaccinations are not forgotten, nor the administration of medicines during treatments.

  • All this essential information for the proper care of the animal can be shared in PDF with whomever you want, facilitating the transmission of data and preventing forgetfulness and/or errors that could harm your companion when you have to leave them in the care of others.

  • Provides peace of mind by putting the most important information in a single place that we know will remind us of key appointments for the health of our animal.

  • You can review your pet's historical records at any time relating to weight, walks, feeding, etc., for any queries you need to make and to keep track of the evolution over time.

  • Finally, it makes it easy to connect with people with the same interests as you from the application's own social network.

Flockr is available to users all over the world. To start taking better control over your pet's care, download it now from the App Store or Google Play.

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