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Best Pet Cameras

We all wonder how our pets pass the time when we’re not around. Whether you just took the plunge and got a new pet, want to interact with your beloved cat or dog while you are at work, or simply curious as to what your pet does when left alone, a pet camera could be a viable purchase for you.

There are so many options out there, making it hard to choose just one. But fear not, pet owners: to save you time and to make your choice easier, I’ve reviewed five different cameras for your doc, each one with its own price listing, rating, and description. 

Here are favorite cameras to watch pets.

Pet Surveillance Cameras
Our Top Picks

Petcube interactive wifI

Best Ease of Use

Petcube [2017 Item] Play Smart Pet Camera with Interactive Laser Toy. Remote Dog/Cat Monitoring with HD 1080p Video, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision, Sound/Motion Alerts. App-Enabled Pet and Home Safety

  • HD Quality
  • Connects to smartphone 
  • Sleak design

Rated by: Debbie

PetChatz HD Greet & Treat

Best Rated Pet Camera 

PetChatz HD: Two-Way Premium Audio and Video Pet Treat Camera (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

  • Two-way HD video and audio
  • Sound and motion detection 
  • Cord free

Rated by: Debbie 

Dropcam pro

Best Video Quality

Dropcam Wi-fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera (Only) Black - Pre-Owned

  • Night vision
  • Works on mobile and desktop
  • Stores video for 30 days

Rated by: Debbie

PetChatz HD Greet & Treat

Quick Summary

PetChatz HD: Two-Way Premium Audio and Video Pet Treat Camera (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Rated by: Debbie

The PetChatz HD Greet & Treat is a videophone that is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled. PetChatz.com describes its product as “more than a treat cam. More than a treat dispenser. PetChatz is the only patented system that gives full multi-sensory interaction with your pet while away.”

This has the best of both worlds: two-way HD video and a treat dispenser!

Interestingly enough, this product comes with calming scents to soothe your pet. In addition to 10 scent pads, PetChatz includes a bottle of Calming Essential Oils. The idea of using aromatherapy on pets is not something I’ve ever heard of before. While your pet may not respond to it, it’s a pretty cool feature nonetheless!

PROS

  • Two-way HD video and audio
  • Sound and motion detection
  • Compatible with PetChatz Paw Call, so your pet can call you

CONS

  • The mobile app is only available on iOS
  • No mention of social sharing directly from the app

Petcube Interactive Wi-Fi Pet Camera

Quick Summary

Petcube [2017 Item] Play Smart Pet Camera with Interactive Laser Toy. Remote Dog/Cat Monitoring with HD 1080p Video, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision, Sound/Motion Alerts. App-Enabled Pet and Home Safety

Rated by: Debbie

The Petcube is an interactive Wi-Fi pet camera with a wide angle lens, allowing users to view live video in HD. This product boasts a sleek design. There is a front-facing black screen equipped with a wide angle camera lens on the top and a LED status indicator on the bottom. 

True to its name, the Petcube is about as interactive as it gets. With a quick download of the Petcube Mobile App, you can link your iPhone or Android up to the camera.

I was definitely impressed with the app’s user interface. It is aesthetically pleasing, user-friendly, and easy to navigate. When coupled with the fact that it is free of charge, it is well worth the download

Once I created my account, there were five icons at the bottom of my screen: the Home button, which allows you to see your Recently Played videos and Favorites, a Play button, which allows you to view others’ public Petcube footage, a Feed button, which allows you to post photos and find friends to follow, an Explore button, which allows you to view others’ pet photos, and a Profile button, which allows you to connect your camera to the app and check out your followers.

PROS

  • HD video quality
  • Two way audio
  • Sleek design

CONS

  • No video recording when laser is in use, only photo
  • Does not dispense treats
  • No night vision

Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Security Camera

Quick Summary

Dropcam Wi-fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera (Only) Black - Pre-Owned

Rated by: Debbie

The Dropcam is a wireless video monitoring security camera, and judging by the nearly 2,500 reviews on Amazon, it is extremely popular. With its sleek, black, rounded off design and 60-second setup, this camera has been given a solid 4 stars by customers

With an 8x zoom, 130-degree field of view, and excellent night vision, this product doubles as a camera for pets and a security camera.

You can connect your computer, mobile, or iOS device to the Dropcam, and the Amazon page mentions a 60-second setup

With motion detection abilities and two-way talk, this camera seems to pick up the slack where other dog cameras lack. If you decided against the previous two cameras based on your desire to have those features, the Dropcam may be a viable option for you — as long as you are willing to spend a bit more to get exactly what you are looking for.

PROS

  • Night vision
  • Links to mobile devices and computers
  • Cloud Video Recording allows 30 days of footage

CONS

  • Little pricey
  • Potential streaming delays
  • Monthly recording service fee

Pawbo Wi-Fi Pet Camera

Quick Summary

Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio, Treat Dispenser and Laser Game, Designed for Dogs and Cats

Rated by: Debbie

Pawbo is an interactive, wireless dog camera and treat dispenser. Don’t be deceived by the pictures — while it may look a little on the larger side, in person, it is actually quite small

If you are looking to share your pet’s cuteness with the world, you can instantly share videos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram via the Pawbo app

With just the touch of a button, you can dispense treats to your dog or cat. The Pawbo also has a built-in laser toy, which allows you to play with your pet from afar.

For those who work five days a week, this is a great way to ensure your pet is getting play time and exercise while you’re out of the house. It's perfect for those that want to watch your dog while at work.

PROS

  • Fast, convenient, and simple setup
  • Treat dispenser and laser toy
  • Two-way streaming

CONS

  • No night vision
  • Small treat tray
  • Low quality video

Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser

Quick Summary

Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser, Enabled with Amazon Dash Replenishment

Rated by: Debbie

Co-founders David Clark & Simon Milner refer to the Petzi Treat Cam as “a ray of sunshine in your pocket.” An interactive pet camera that boasts a 720p HD wide angle lens and high quality audio, this product has a lot to offer.

Not only will your pet enjoy the camera’s presence, but as an owner, you will enjoy the ability to feed your pet remotely.

This is a really good indoor camera for pets.

The product has four main functions: See, Speak, Snap, and Treat. The “See” option allows you to view your pet via live video, while the “Speak” function allows you to speak to your pet via microphone. With the “Snap” function, you can take adorable photos of your pet playing or sleeping, and like the Petcube, you can share them via social media.

PROS

  • Night vision
  • Treat dispenser
  • Great support team

CONS

  • One-way audio
  • Treats may jam in dispenser
  • Delays in video

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Factors To Consider When Buying A Pet Camera

Before you make the investment for a new camera to watch your pet, you need to determine what is important to you. 

Do you require night vision? Do you want to give your pet a treat? Do you want see them and them to see you?

Reviews

I hope that I have given you enough information to make your decision. But it would not hurt to do a quick look of the reviews on the Amazon product page. Make sure to check for "Verified Purchase" since those customers actually purchased the product. 

Watch pet on camera

When looking at the reviews, I recommend checking out a mix of reviews. Reading comments that are all negative or all positive will make you lean that way. 

Additional features

If you just want a basic camera to watch your dog, then that's perfectly fine. But some owners will want to do more such as giving their pet a treat, or recording the video to watch it later.

Adorable Animal on Pet Camera

Additional features do add to the cost, but some of them are incredibly worth it. 

One of my favorite features is dispensing treats. It can be very useful in training your dog to come to the video camera. 

Product support

This one probably shouldn't be the biggest factor in your purchase decision. However, if you can't set up your new camera and need help, then you want to know that you can call the support team to help. 

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Price

Since you're researching for a new pet camera for your dog or cat, you probably have a budget in mind. This will be a bit of an investment. 

You can easily get something that is cheap. But a cheap product won't usually last a long time and it won't have great additional benefits.

Camera For A Pet

Expect to pay at least a couple hundred dollars for a good quality pet camera. You will be happy you didn't cheap out.

Verdict

Hailed as the best camera for your pet in 2019, the PetChatz HD Greet & Treat camera is both affordable and effective. The base model will allow you to interact with your pet in a fun way. I definitely recommend this to all of my friends. 

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Overall

I hope that I was able to help you in your search for the best camera to see your dog. If there was something I could have included to make your search easier, please don't hesitate to let me know. 

Last update on 2021-06-18 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

About the Author Debbie

Being a dog parent has never felt this good. Here at Long Live Dog, finding the best essentials for your dog is our top concern. My mission is to provide information and latest updates, especially about best dog products, to dog owners and lovers alike.

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