Paws on Pads: iPad Proves Popular with Pets

It’s been less than one year since Apple announced the arrival of the upcoming arrival of the iPad, and yet it seems like it’s been in our lives forever.

What is on your pet’s wishlist:  Apple products or the more traditional edible pet-treat variety?

Dr. Jed joined team Apple about six years ago when he purchased a MacBook with the points he had earned on his business card for opening costs of his hospital. This past November, again those points paid off as the iPad entered our lives.

online vet, ask a vet, my cat is sick, is my cat sick, my dog is sick, online vet advice, vet questionsApple products are taking over the world with their addictive crack-like properties. But wait! It appears that more than humans are susceptible to this addiction.

An iPad game for cats? That’s hardly the half of it. There are currently over 940 cat-related applications available for the iPad, which is ironic since the tablet doesn’t even come with a mouse. From butterfly games, to angry birds (a favorite of Dr. Jed’s), to string games, even a musical piano.

There is even a budding selection of dog apps, however for the first time in history, dogs are slower to embrace this toy whole-heartedly.

So pets and technology? Seriously, we’re crossing that bridge? Well, anything to help Tigger lose weight is a good thing in my book.  After all, we are the world’s first online veterinary clinic, so I vote on the side of technology!

Disclaimer from your online vet:  Before starting any rigorous app-exercise program with your pet, be sure to ask a vet first. :-)

Are you an Apple addict? Do you know any furkids that are?

Happy gaming!

Dr. Laci


Dr. Laci Nash Schaible, DVM

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January 11, 2011 at 04:53

Cute :-) Wouldn’t fool Jasmine though

January 12, 2011 at 12:55

I would be scared that slobber or claw marks would damage it. Not a cheap toy! But just today, I read a blog about a new train your dog app on a mainstream women’s site. Guess it is an emerging market.

January 24, 2012 at 00:23

I really like this blog post article!