Having a cat is like having a young child. It needs to be fed, played with, taken to the doctor’s (vet) for its shots, and generally looked after.

Most people who get a cat, do so because they don’t have the time to invest in a dog. Dogs need all of the above, but they also need regular walks and, above all else, lots of time with their human family.

Cats are a lot more self sufficient, and while they might need a little bit of love and attention, they are usually quite happy to sleep for most of the day while you are out at work. If you are busy, you might want to look at the option of downloading an app for your smartphone or tablet to make sure that you are doing what you should be doing in terms of looking after your cat.

There are many companies that develop apps which are specific to all sorts of situations, and cat owners are spoiled for choice when it comes to apps that are available to download online. The app market is changing drastically and you do not have to be a software engineer to make one, so cat lovers have taken to using developer platforms to make apps that really help cat owners.

What can these apps do? Some of them are just generic ones that just let you have fun. But there are others that are properly tailored to cat health, for example. You can keep a journal of your cat’s eating habits and records of when they last got their vaccinations or had a general checkup. Some of them also feature cat wikia where you can cross check for symptoms that your cat might be displaying against a database of known illnesses and what causes them. In an ever more digital world, it pays to stay on top of things, especially with your beloved pets!