Your dog needs a diary? There’s an app for that!

From the look of things, lil crazydog might have a food allergy. So we’re switching up her diet and need to take detailed notes about what she IS and IS NOT eating. And because I can be crazy anal retentive brilliantly organized about these sorts of things, I went to the App Store on my iPhone looking for an app to track dog nutrition. While I didn’t find an app that does ONLY nutrition logging, I found a great little app called Caniner Doggie Diary. And did I mention the app is free (at the moment)?

In a matter of minutes, I had both my girls set up on the app, and could start making journal type entries about their food intake. In addition, I can go in and enter anything else I want retroactively – something not offered on several other apps I reviewed.

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As you can see from the above screen grab, there are entry category buttons along the bottom from left to right for: Play, Eat, Walk, Health, Favs and All; so it is easy to categorize your notes. You can choose to see data for one dog at a time or for both. And the envelope icon lets you email yourself (or your care provider) a list of your notes for whatever time period you indicate.

The app is from Shnap, a small start up in San Francisco founded by an ex Google/YouTube project manager. And you know what else is pretty awesome? The Doggie Diary app has a companion app called Caniner Network, designed specifically for dog walkers, dog sitters, doggie daycares, etc. Which means if your dog care professional were to download and use Caniner Network, which is also a free app (at the moment), they could enter data about your dog that, after set up, would automatically appear in your Caniner Doggie Diary app. How awesome is that?

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This company has really thought out the fact that multiple people can be involved in your pet’s care. Their apps allow you to share information within your household by establishing one account to be loaded on multiple devices. For example, my husband and I have already loaded the app on two iPhones and two iPads, and the same information is synched across all of the devices.

I wish great success for Shnap. When you find something that works, you can’t help but spread the word!

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