Mark Moesner from Verizon Wireless talked to Local 7 Lifestyles about new apps that help pet owners keep their pets safe.
Tracker ($99.95 for base unit,
service is $7.95 per month):
Uses advanced GPS tracking technology to allow pet
owners to see where their dog is and receive a notification if it wanders
The lightweight tracker attaches to a dog's existing
collar, and can be worn at all times, even while
Runs on the fast and reliable Verizon Wireless
Provides pet owners directions to their pet's current
Suitable for cats as
The Tagg Pet Tracker app is a convenient way to stay in
touch with a pet anytime, anywhere. The app can locate a pet on
a map and offer driving directions to its current location, right from a mobile
Pet First Aid: For Your Dog, Cat, Puppy or Kitten
Be prepared 24/7 for a pet's medical
From cuts and impalement, to choking and CPR, Pet First
Aid offers detailed articles, videos, and illustrations to help you care for
your dog or cat in an emergency.
Allows you to save vital medical information and keep
track of your pet's veterinary history.
Available on Apple.
Petoxins Developed by the ASPCA ($2.99):
- Offers a searchable database
of plants reported to adversely affect the health of dogs, cats and
- Has a list of potential
symptoms if poisonous plants are ingested and information to help if a pet has
ingested something toxic.
- Provides one-touch dialing
to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center