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Tech Check: Pet Check

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This week's "Tech Check" could easily be renamed "Pet Check." Man's best friend has apps of the canine kind.

We profile three apps that are for the pooch in our life. Well, the first one could actually be used for cats, but this Tech Check is going to the dogs this week.

It is estimated that pet owners in the United States will spend more than $52 billion in pet products this year, but surprisingly, we found few useful pet apps in the app store.

Our first app is one of the highest rated pet apps we found. It is called Pet First Aid and costs $2.99 for Android and $3.99 for Apple.

Pet First Aid provides helpful information about pet injuries and illnesses. It also keeps track of each of your pets by creating a profile that includes vet visits, medications, and care instructions.

In an emergency, Pet First Aid could provide life saving information for your animal. And it is for cats too.

You can download Pet First Aid app by following one of the two links below:
Apple: http://tinyurl.com/FOX5PetFirstAidApple
Android: http://tinyurl.com/FOX5PetFirstAidAndroid


How about a good, free app? It is called iKibble and it is for those who feed their dog table scraps. It takes the food you plan to feed your dog and gives it a rating.

For instance, if you want to feed your dog bread, you punch it up on the iKibble app and it will show the nutrition value on a scale of one to five bones. Bread, by the way, gets only two bones and should be fed to dogs in moderation.

It will even warn you of certain dangers in foods. For instance, baked bread is okay for dogs, but bread dough can actually be toxic to your canine companion. It will reinforce its rating with a whimpering sound effect. iKibble is only available in the apple app store and again, it's free.

You can download iKibble app for your Apple device by following this link: http://tinyurl.com/FOX5iKibble

And finally, a Dog Tricks app. It costs 99 cents and is available in the Apple Store. If you are looking to teach your dog some tricks, this is the app for you. Each lesson is reinforced with pictures and info. The app also has game suggestions to play with your dog. There are suggestions for problem behavior such chewing, digging, excessive barking and jumping.

You can download the Dog Tricks app for your Apple device by following this link: http://tinyurl.com/FOX5DogTricks

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