Parents' Guide to

Puppy Doctor

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Kids care for cute puppies; in-app purchases almost a must.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try, Free Kids' Games
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As long as you're willing to look past the word "free" and pay for access to all the features (via in-app purchase), Puppy Doctor can be a fun way for kids to play around with the concepts of veterinary medicine. As kids diagnose, treat, and care for these adorable puppies -- all with their own names, ages, and breeds listed -- they're learning the process of how medical treatment works in the most simple ways.

More options for interactivity would be an improvement, especially for older players, because a lot of the medical procedures are automatically completed by the app once kids tap to choose a tool or treatment. For example, when kids tap on a shot, the app injects it; there's no swiping, timing, or other way kids can engage in the process. When they choose a bandage, the app automatically places it; kids don't get to complete the action. Kids who are dog lovers will have fun anyway, because the puppies on Puppy Doctor are just too cute in a visually unique way, and the app has engaging sound effects.

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