Pet Management Apps

From playing to pet walking to health inspections and video chats, a rising number of startups are crowding the pet management apps’ development market. 

Pet owners consider their animals to be an extension of their family and are spending more money on their health and wellbeing. The popularity of advanced pet tech devices such as GPS trackers, smart doors, and smart collars indicates that safety remains a major priority for pet owners. 

Not only does pet tech feature robotic food dispensers, and remote control toys for pets to play with, but it also contains apps that connect pet owners with the individuals who help to take care of their pets (vets, pet rescues, dog walkers, or sitters).

According to Global Market Insights, the pet tech market size accounted to be more than US $5 billion in 2022. Also, it predicted the industry’s growth to be 22% CAGR from 2022 to 2027. The drastically increasing focus of the pet owners on their pet’s health, safety, and wellbeing are likely to fuel the growth of the industry.

Said that the experts at Idea Usher have penned down the top 8 pet management apps that have gone above and beyond to bring the best to the table. 

Let’s learn about the apps to have one for yourself!

Top Phone Apps for Pet Owners in 2022

1. DogMonitor: Monitoring App

DogMonitor App

DogMonitor tops not only this list but also it is the first monitoring app in the App Store with unlimited reach. The tracker allows the user to keep a check on their pet while they are at work. The app allows the user to talk to their pet remotely, get to know if they’re barking, and do live video. 

Key Features

  • Easy to use
  • No registration or connection adjustments required.
  • Live video stream 
  • Users can record commands like sit, stay, lay down and keep the pets well behaved and engaged while they are away. 
  • Tiniest voices can be heard
  • Alerts 
FounderTappyTaps s.r.o.
App Rating4.7/4.7

2. FitBark: GPS & Health App

FitBark is a small bone-shaped device that records the pet’s daily activities and offers better health tips based on the data. Highly popular in more than 140 countries, FitBark efficiently locates the pet by receiving location updates in a minute. This clipped device monitor’s the pet’s behavior like sleep patterns, behavioral changes and other health conditions efficiently. The user can give an input about the pet’s basic info about its lifestyle and as a result, the app gives constant health feedback.  

Key Features

  • Safe place alerts  (recognizes the safe places with WIFI networks and users get alerts when a pet leaves the safe place.)
  • Pinpoint pet’s location information in minutes
  • Track minute-by-minute activity like distance traveled, sleep quality, and overall health.
  • Easily to link human health trackers with the app.
  • Monitors pain, stress, anxiety, diseases and mobility of pet 
FounderFitBark Inc.
App Rating3.7/4.5

3. Pod Trackers: Health & Fitness App

Pod Trackers App

The Pod trackers app allows the pet owner to get the on-demand location of the pet. All it requires is a Pod GPS tracking system. The app is embedded with a highly-rich functions that makes monitoring activity easy and user-friendly. Also, the user can track the fitness levels of the pet from the phone. 

Key Features

  • “Locate Now” feature provides the location of the pet on demand 
  • Notifications and Perimeter alerts when the pet leaves the safe place boundary
  • In-depth activity monitoring that include pet’s fitness levels
  • Adventure tracking
  • Location history of the pet in the past 24 hours 
FounderPod Trackers Inc
App Rating2.9/4.4

4. Tractive GPS: GPS Tracking App

Tractive GPS App

Available in more than 150 countries, Tractive GPS is a feature-rich tracker that tracks the pet in real-time without the range limitations. All the in-built features aid for the in-depth tracking of location and health. 

Key Features

  • Accurate and fast notifications 
  • Pet’s history
  • Share real-time location with others
  • Set save places in get a notification when the pet leaves the safe place 
  • Monitor every activity of the pet
FounderTractive GmbH
App Rating4.7 / 4.5

5. Whistle: Smart Pet Tracker

Whistle App

Next on the list is the popular Whistle GPS tracker for dogs and cats. Whistle owns three trackers named Whistle Fit, Whistle Go and Whistle Go Explore. The latter two have gone beyond the pet tracking features by giving a 360 degree health view of pets. These smart device trackers efficiently monitor the pet’s daily activity helping the owner to make best decisions regarding the pet’s health. 

Key Features

  • Notifications when the pet gets out
  • Tracks the pet’s pattern of licking, scratching, drinking, and sleeping.  Any change in the pattern and user gets  notified. 
  • GPS, Wi-Fi, and cellular networks work together informing the user about pet’s location
  • Customizable Safe Places(allows the user to create boundaries for the pet’s safe place.)
  • Escape alerts like text, mail and in-app notifications when the pet leaves the designated safe place locations 
  • Connect with veterinary professionals through app
  • Activity tracking
  • Custom reminders regarding daily meds, monthly checkups, grooming appointments. etc. 
FounderWhistle Labs, Inc
App Rating4.2 / 4.6

6. DogLog: Activity Track App

DogLog App

Next on the list is the free app that overwhelmed  people with its incredible tracking features. The app allows the users to keep track of the pet’s health, behavioral changes and other activities.With the help of analytics, reminders and notes, the app efficiently helps the pet owner to keep their pet happy and healthy. From eating habits to medicines to getting vet appointments the app tracks all the activities. 

Key Features

  • History of log activities
  • Reminders and alerts regarding the tasks of the pet
  • Easily share photos and messages to fellow caretakers 
  • Custom log activities can be logged in to the app
  • Statistics page to get the insights about the pets life
  • Form a group with other pet care takers
FounderLynn Marks
App Rating4.1 / 4.7

7. PetFetch: Pet Organizer App

PetFetch App

It is an organizer cum tracker that aids in keeping tracking of the pet. Also, it allows the pet owner to easily keep a record of the pet’s information so it’s never far away. Medication notifications, vets, local services, images, appointments, reminders, immunizations, weight graphs, IDs, and much more are all kept in this organizer. It’s ideal not only for keeping track of a single pet, but also it allows to track a large number of animals.

Key Features

  • Any and every animal can be tracked 
  • Reminders of medications, vet appointments and other important pet related activities.
  • Organize and track a large group of animals
FounderMichael Peterson
App Rating3.7

8. Pawprint: Pet Medical Records App

Pawprint App

Last but not least, Pawprint is a health tracker app that has large fan-following due to its impeccable features. Pawprint is a simple app that makes it simple to link all of your pet’s caregivers and centralize all of the pet’s health data in one location. Medical data, feeding instructions, reminders, and even cute images can all be found in Pawprint. 

Key Features

  • Easy to use
  • Simple to upload documents
  • Record Vaccinations and request medical records
  • Share valuable information with other caretakers
FounderMetamorphosis, Inc.
App Rating3.4 / 4.6

Creating a Pet App—Where to Start

The market is flooding with a plethora of pet applications, each showcasing its own set of features and functions. Every pet owner gets an app solution as per his needs, from medical documentation and pet history to GPS tracking and real-time live streaming. 

Even when the race is for developing unique pet management apps, one must be very critical of the basic steps involved in development.

So, here’s a quick rundown through the steps that will give a kickstart to your pet management app idea:

Target Audience

When it comes to creating a pet app, the first thing you should think about is who you’re going after. For instance: stating that your target demographic is “pet owners” is a vague analysis as it covers a large group of people. Also, it gives no idea what are the requirements of this group. 

Thus, one must subcategorize the pet owners by finding out which group is looking for what solution. Only then one must analyze the app’s niche and narrow it down.

Pick Features

When it comes to building a pet app, the biggest error you can make is overburdening it with features. Don’t overburden your app with every available function. That said, simplicity is what all users look for. Therefore, begin with adding a few features that will set your app different from the competition. The app must be able to provide the solution that pet owners are looking for when they download pet apps.

For instance, audiences may not be interested in the expensive video cameras or activity tracking. Perhaps all they want is an app that will teach them how to train their pet. Therefore, you must consider which features you’ll include and how they’ll help solve real-world challenges.

Study the Competition

The apps mentioned above contribute to being a very small part of what’s available. The market is bombarded with millions of such apps. However, you don’t need to browse through every single app available; you should keep an eye on the most popular pet applications. It will offer you a decent notion of what consumers are looking for in a pet app. 

Examining user comments from these apps can provide useful information about the strengths and drawbacks of popular apps. One of the most popular pet training applications may have a brilliant solution, but the user interface has received a lot of criticism. Your app can either improve on this or offer something truly new and unique.

Build an MVP 

A minimal viable product, or MVP, is a stripped-down version of the program that only includes essential features. The goal behind creating an MVP and not the fully-function pet management app is to provide immediate value while reducing development costs. Developing an MVP is believed to be a terrific approach to see if the app idea is viable and has the potential to attract investors.

MVP helps to test the idea of the app among the audience and henceforth make the decision accordingly. Also, it aids in developing cost-efficient solutions and verifies the market demand. 

Is the future of Pet Tech shrinking or growing?

Bar graph- Future of Pet Tech Industry

According to a research by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), 46% of pet owners use an app that sends health information straight to their veterinarians, and 40% use pet technology for several purposes like locating shelters for rescued animals after natural catastrophes. These numbers are projected to grow year over year.

A prediction by Globe Newswire states that the global pet care market will approximately reach $358.62 billion by 2027. According to projections, the pet sector would increase at a compound annual rate of 6% by 2020. 

Also, it is a recession-resistant category, as 99 percent of pet owners in the United States consider their pets to be family members and hence are less price sensitive. This resiliency was proved in 2001 and 2008, when the economy was in free fall and pet expenditure increased by 7% and 5%, respectively.

Thus, the future of the pet tech industry seems highly promising for the ones residing in the pet industry and ones planning to enter. 

Develop your own Pet Management Apps with Idea Usher

Developing a pet management app can become a complex process, so you should look for a dependable software development partner. Not only do you need experienced developers who know how to best integrate this or that feature, but you also need specialists who are familiar with the nuances of developing software for the pet tech industry.

With years of experience, Idea Usher has been developing advanced mobile solutions in several disciplines. Our in-house development team consists of competent developers, designers, business analysts, quality assurance specialists, and other specialists who can handle the complete range of app development responsibilities.

Connect with Idea Usher today to own feature-rich pet management platforms that simplifies the tracking process for pet owners. The pet tech industry is a huge opportunity that is evolving year-over-year with a series of trends and advancements. Said that Idea Usher helps you grab this opportunity and make the most of it. 

For more information and a detailed understanding of the application development process, you can contact them at.

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Final Thoughts

The bottom line is that people care deeply about their pets. With 85 million people (67 percent of households) having a pet, the pet care sector represents a $99 billion market opportunity in the United States today. Smart technologies like pet collars with GPS, pet webcams, smart feeders, and other smart devices that make pet owners’ lives easier are responsible for the growth.

As these numbers speak, people are willing to spend money on high-quality apps that can help them care for and track their pets. Thus, owning pet management apps can be highly fruitful in terms of growth and ROI(return on investment). The market will be driven by the trend of pet humanization, as well as the growing number of small animals. 


What can you get in the pet care apps market?

There are millions of pet management apps in the market, each competing in terms of best features, functions, and user experience.

However, the top niches on which the pet management app get developed can be categorized as:

  • Pet entertainment
  • Pet tracking
  • First aid
  • Veterinary recommendations

What are the must-have features in pet management apps?

The features you can add to your future pet application are listed below. Make certain to select only those that your target audience expects to have based on their requirements.

  • Pet’s profile
  • Veterinary recommendations
  • Reminders, alerts, and notifications
  • In-depth activity track activity
  • Feedback on health
  • Health tips
  • Connection with other caretakers and veterinary doctors
  • Marking pet-safe places

How long does it take to build pet management apps?

Depending on the app functionality, design, platform integration, technology stack, and features, the average time taken can vary from 3 to 6 months. However, if you want to get the app developed fast and in an economical way, contact Idea Usher. 

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