10 best pet cameras 2019

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helloBARK! staff
By helloBARK! staff
Updated on December 02, 2019

Leaving your pet at home alone can be a traumatic experience for both owners and their animals.

Some dogs do absolutely fine when left behind in your apartment or house and don’t suffer from any anxiety.

However, a lot of breeds can suffer from a condition called separation anxiety.

Common symptoms include excessive barking or howling, destructive chewing or digging, and in some extreme cases even defecting.

While others might not suffer from separation anxiety, cats or dogs with a high IQ can become bored if left alone for more than a couple of hours.

Breeds known for their intelligence, such as a Border Collie, could resort to mischievous behaviour to keep themselves entertained in the absence of human company.

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What features to look for?

Treat dispenser

Some pet cameras have a treat dispenser that allow users to aim and dispense a tasty little nibble for their cats and dogs. Such a feature allows you to reward well behaved canines and felines with a treat if they’re behaving. Alternatively, it can provide a welcome distraction for an anxious or bored animal.

HD video and two-way speaker system

A pet camera would be pretty redundant if it didn’t come with a HD video and a two-way speaker system. You want to be able to access a clear stream of your cat or dog to make sure that everything is fine. Using a two-way speaker system will allow you to hear your dog if it’s barking, meowing, and your pet to hear your soothing voice.

Audio and movement detection

It’s not possible to be constantly checking your smartphone to watch a live stream of your precious four-legged family member. That’s why it’s important that a device has audio or movement detection – and ideally, both. Most pet cams will send a push notification to through their app on your device.

Night vision

Night vision will give pet owners the ability to see their pet in low-light conditions. You won’t have to worry about rushing home when dusk turns to darkness for fear of being unable to check up on your cat or dog. Night vision gives pet parents more flexibility with their work and social life schedule.

1) Petcube Bites 2

Product’s Amazon page www.amazon.com

Petcube Bites 2 (Photo: Petcube)

Petcube Bites 2 (Photo: Petcube)

What it Petcube Bites?

Petcube Bites 2 is a pet camera that is able to monitor your cat or dog when you’re not at home.

Their website describes the device as a “saviour for lonely pets”. It can also provide pet parents with peace of mind.

Petcube Bites 2 will allow owners to see, talk, play, and reward using their app on your smartphone.

Not only that, their website suggests that you can even play a game of fetch with your dog remotely.

The device has the ability to hold up to 200 treats but the stylish design means it shouldn’t be an eyesore in the home.

Let’s delve a little deeper in to Petcube Bites 2 and see what features are included with the device.

Treat dispenser

We love the ability to reward our dogs with healthy but tasty treats, so it’s great to see Petcube Bites 2 includes a treat dispenser. You’re able to toss treats automatically at scheduled times too.

The container can be removed and washed with ease. You can also sync the device with Amazon so you can automatically order some treats when supplies are getting low.

HD video and two-way speaker system

Given the product is a designed to help worried pet parents reassure their cats and pups, it’s no surprise that they’ve managed to include a HD camera.

Petcube Bites 2 has a two-way audio system. This means you’ll be able to hear if your animal is making a lost of noise and use your voice to settle any anxiety your four-legged friend may have.

Audio and movement detection

Not all pet cams include both audio and movement detection. While having one of these features is good, including both is really beneficial to pet parents.

We love that Petcube Bites 2 will send push notifications to your phone, whether your dog is barking up a storm or running around the room causing havoc.

Night vision

Their website says that you’ll also be able to spy on your pet in the dark thanks to their night vision with infrared LED.


Petcube Bites 2 is one of the premium products on the pet cam market. While $249 (USA) / £219 (UK) / €249 (Eur) is a significant investment, you’ll benefit from having all the key features with the device. You can only purchase on Amazon.

What people are saying about it

The device has an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 based upon nearly 400 reviews on Google.

Of the 43 reviews on Amazon, nearly 70 per cent give the product five out five.

One customer was delighted with her purchase:

“I have loved using the Petcube so far. I think the range of customization levels and the flexibility it offers fits in perfectly with my household.”

Another person who purchased the device on Amazon revealed how quickly her dog has fallen in love with the treat feature:

“When dispensing treats the unit is quite loud which my dog was nervous of at first but he quickly got over it when he realised the noise means a treat will come. It is adorable watching his face on the camera as he waits for the treat to shoot out.”

Any negatives?

Petcube Bites 2 is one of the more expensive models in the pet camera market.

However, judging upon the reviews, most customers appear to be satisfied that the device represents value for money given the peace of mind it can provide.


We really like the array of features included in Petcube Bites 2. It has all the tools that we like to see in a good pet cam.

For that reason, we rate this product as the best option for those looking to invest in a pet camera.

For more information and to buy: www.amazon.com

2) Furbo Dog Camera

Product’s website: shopus.furbo.com

Furbo Dog Camera (Photo: Furbo)

Furbo Dog Camera (Photo: Furbo)

What is Furbo Dog Camera?

One of the best known dog cameras on the market, the Furbo has been around for three or four years.

The interactive device allows pet owners to talk to their dogs, listen if their pups are making a lot of noise and reward well behaved pooches with treats.

Furbo Dog Camera emphasise that their barking sensor is designed with dogs in mind. So if your four-legged friend is crying, howling or whining, you’ll be notified.

If their audio detection picks up a lot of barking, you’ll receive a push notification to your phone to alert you that something is wrong with your dog.

Their Amazon profile claims that the Furbo Dog Camera can hold up 100 tasty, little treats for your pets.

Let’s take a closer look at how this product can have a positive impact on the lives of dogs and their owners.

Treat dispenser

Furbo Dog Camera’s key feature is their treat dispenser, which allows pet parents to toss a treat to your dogs via the free Furbo iOS/Android app.

They provide a free pack of treats with each dog camera, so you’ll be able to get up and running straightaway. Their website says that round shaped treats with a diameter around 0.4 inches work best.

HD video and two-way speaker system

The device uses 1080p full HD camera to give pet parents a clear view of their pooch to make sure everything is ok.

The Furbo has two-way audio which means you’ll be able to use your voice to soothe a distressed pup at home alone, or listen to make sure your dog is sleeping peacefully.

Audio and movement detection

They’ve included both audio and movement detection in this product. So if you’re dog is barking or on the move, you’ll be notified via a message on your smartphone.

You’re also able to adjust the sensitivity of the sound sensor. If your dog is generally well behaved when left alone, you may want to decrease the sensitivity so you’ll only hear loud barks.

Alternatively, for those with dogs that suffer from separation anxiety, you may want the device to pick up every whimper so you can talk to your dog.

Night vision

Furbo state that you can stream video to monitor your pet with a 160° wide-angle, 4x zoom whether it’s day or night thanks to their night vision feature.

In our experience, the night vision works very well so you’ll have no problem seeing your dog in hours of darkness.


Furbo Dog Camera is competitively priced at $179.99 (USA) / £199 (UK) / €199 (Eur). Given the features that are included in the outlet, we consider their price to be very fair indeed.

What people are saying about it

This dog camera has an average of 4.1 stars out of 5 based upon nearly 4,000 reviews on Amazon.com.

One satisfied customer was delighted with the effectiveness of the Furbo dog camera:

“Best pet related purchase I’ve made!!! Furbo sends your phone alerts when your dog is barking or when their are loud noises in your house”

Another person who bought the dog camera on Amazon revealed how her co-workers get a kick out of watching her pug:

“I love being able to watch my pug literally just sleeping for seven hours a day and my coworkers really enjoy the constant updates of me telling them where my pug is sleeping and forcing them to watch his small, fawn body laying in the same spot.”

Any negatives?

The only issue we encountered when testing out the Furbo Dog Camera was the cable connecting the device to the power outlet. We found it to be quite flimsy and needed to be replaced.

We didn’t make sure the cable was inserted all the way into the Furbo on a couple of occasions and had connectivity issues as a result. Having said that, Furbo’s customer service is excellent and resolved any problems.


Furbo Dog Camera has every feature that a good dog camera should have: treat dispenser, HD video, two-way speaker system as well as audio and movement detection.

For that reason, we rate this device as one of the best dog cameras on the market.

For more information and to buy: shopus.furbo.com

3) PetChatz HD

Product’s website www.amazon.com

PetChatz HD (Photo: PetChatz HD)

PetChatz HD (Photo: PetChatz HD)

What it PetChatz HD?

PetChatz HD have a simple motto that they push on their website for their pet camera: “greet and treat”.

Their product is designed to be a digital daycare to provide pet parents with some peace of mind when they’ve got to leave their cat or dog at home.

PetChatz HD comes with some of the basic functions such as HD video and two-way speaker system.

The device includes a treat dispenser, so you’ll be able to reward pooches that are behaving appropriately a home alone.

Not only that, but PetChatz HD has an aromatherapy feature – you can use the scent of essential oils to relax your pets.

With a brief introduction complete, we’ll examine PetChatz HD is some closer detail.

Key features

The device comes with a treat dispenser, so you’ll be able to toss a treat to your cat or dog remotely.

PetChatz have gone one step further by using aromatherapy to help relax animals who suffer from separation anxiety.

Their website says this will help your anxious pet find “serenity now” with a burst of our specially formulated PetChatz Scentz to make their time alone easier.

HD video and two-way speaker system

They’ve also gone above and beyond in terms of video. Their Amazon profile claims that they’re the only dog camera that provides two-way video. We’re yet to encounter another product in our reviews. So not only can you see your cat or dog, but they can see you too!

PetChatz HD has a two-way speaker system so you can hear your dog during periods of barking or whining. On the other hand, they can hear you if you want to use your voice to relax their nerves.

Audio and movement detection

Notifications will be sent by PetChatz when it detects sound or motion near your unit.

So you won’t need to spend your day checking in on your pet via the PetChatz App. Instead, a push notification will alert you if there’s something going on at home.

Night vision

Given the additional features already included in the product, it’s probably no surprise that PetChatz HD has night vision. You won’t miss a thing even when it’s dark at home.


PetChatz HD is a premium product with a lot of top features and that’s reflected in the price of the product. The device costs $399.99 (USD) on Amazon.com.

What people are saying about it

This product has an average rating of 4.3 stars out of 5 on Amazon.com. Nearly 80 per cent gave PetChatz a five-star review.

One customer was clearly ecstatic with her purchase:

“Ok I buy everything I can from Amazon. I rarely if ever write reviews. BUT this is a a product that brings joy to working dog lovers… and their dogs. BUT BEST OF ALL… IS WHAT IT DOES… calls your dog to a video camera for a “conference call” and a treat.”

Another verified purchase shed light on the difference the product has made on her life:

“I love my PetChatz!! I am so happy to be able to “call” my dogs when away on vacation. It has made a huge difference to my dogs, and I truly feel it helps them to hear from me when I am gone for an extended period of time.”

Any negatives?

The biggest negative is the price. It costs quite a bit more than even some other premium products on the pet camera market.

However, you’re getting extra features such as two-way video and aromatherapy with the device. So it may be worth the extra investment if those two functions are important to you.


We rate PetChatz HD very highly, that’s why we consider it amongst the best pet cameras available on the current market.

However, we understand that not everyone will want to invest more than $300 in a camera. If you do, you’ll benefit from some peace of mind – and potentially a happy cat or dog.

For more information and to buy: www.amazon.com

4) Petzi Treat Cam

Product’s website www.amazon.com

Photo: Petzi Treat Cam

Photo: Petzi Treat Cam

What it Petzi Treat Cam?

The next product that we’re going to take a look at is the Petzi Treat Cam.

Their Amazon profile says the Petzi Treat Cam is a fun and easy way to connect with and treat your pet from anywhere.

Using the Petzi treat launcher, you’re able to toss a little nibble to your cat/dog if they’re following commands or need a distraction.

Their HD camera has a feature that allow dog owners to take a screen shot of their pet and share to social media platforms.

They’ve teamed up with Amazon Dash to give pet parents the luxury of being alerted if their treat levels are low, making the reordering process simple.

However, Petzi Treat Cam have omitted some features that leave it a little short in terms of the ideal pet camera.

Treat dispenser

Petzi Treat Cam comes with a treat dispenser. Their Amazon profile says that the product has a built-in Amazon Dash replishment so you’ll never run out of treats.

You can throw a treat to your cat/dog using Petzi App and clicking the bone emoticon.

HD video and two-way speaker system

Petzi Treat Cam has a HD camera so pet parents can get a clear visual of their pets at home.

However, they only have a one-way audio system. While they stress that the audio is of high quality, we prefer products with two-way systems.

While you’ll be able to talk to your cat or dog, there’s no way to know if your pup is barking a lot – apart from a close examination of the video.

Audio and movement detection

Petzi Treat Cam does not have movement and sound detection, which are disappointing omissions.

Again, you won’t receive notifications to your smartphone if your cat or dog is moving around a lot or howling like a wolf.

Night vision

The device does have night vision so you’ll be able to see what your four-legged companion is doing whether it’s day or night.


While Petzi HD Cam is missing some key features, it is competitively priced at $93.95 (USD) / £121.11 (GBP) / €136,69 (Eur) on Amazon.com. That’s quite a bit cheaper than other pet cameras with a treat dispenser.

What people are saying about it

The product has an average rating of 3.6 out of 5 based upon nearly 400 reviews on Amazon.com. However, nearly 63 per cent of those testimonials gave five stars.

One Amazon purchaser gave Petzi’s device four stars, but did describe the product as a “god send”:

“This product is a godsend. We have a small dog with separation anxiety and this gives us a way to make our time away be better. She can hear our voices from time to time and get treats; we can see if she’s stressed or not.”

Another customer was satisfied with the dog camera but felt Petzi HD Cam could do with some improvements:

“This is a great product that has some room for improvement. I mainly purchased this because of the treat dispensing feature.”

Any negatives?

In essence Petzi HD Camera is a security camera with a treat dispenser.

It’s missing some key features, such as a treat dispenser, two-way audio and movement and sound detection.


We’d like to see Petzi HD Camera include some more functions to give a better all-round experience.

However, for those with a small budget but eager to get a cam with a treat dispenser, this is a good option.

For more information and to buy: www.amazon.com

5) Pawbo Life Wi-Fi Pet Camera + Pawbo Flash Combo Set

Product’s website www.amazon.com

Pawbo Life Wi-Fi Pet Camera + Pawbo Flash Combo Set (Photo: Pawbo)

Pawbo Life Wi-Fi Pet Camera + Pawbo Flash Combo Set (Photo: Pawbo)

What it Pawbo?

Pawbo is a wireless interactive pet camera designed to help owners and their animals cope during those moments of separation.

Designed for both cats and dogs, the device can be used from “dusk to dawn” for those who want to be able to keep tabs on their pets throughout the night.

With a HD video, you can avail of a clear image of your furry friend to make sure everything is fine when they’re left to their own devices at home.

Pawbo comes with a built-in treat dispenser as well as laser to provide pet parents with two different ways to keep their four-legged companions distracted or stimulated.

They have an instant sharing feature, which means you can snap photos and share your pet and family’s adorable images on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Having gone through the basic information about the product, let’s take a look at Pawbo+ in a little more detail.

Key features

Pawbo has a treat dispenser to allow owners to give their cats/dogs some tasty treats using the device’s app on their smartphone.

The company have gone step further with a built-in laser game: play & interact with your pet manually or automatically.

In our experience, dogs (like cats) love to play a game of chasing the laser, so we think this is a great inclusion.

HD video and two-way speaker system

Pawbo use a HD camera with options to manipulate the camera view, allowing pet parents to adjust what angle they want to look at.

They use a two-way audio system, so you can reassure your cat or dog, encourage them to sit for a treat or play the laser game remotely.

Audio and movement detection

We were unable to find any information on Amazon.com about whether the device includes audio or movement detection.

However, they do use a ringtone feature that allows pet parents to get the attention of their precious companion.

Night vision

Pawbo doesn’t have night vision. Their website explains why:

“We believe that night vision images and video clips do not accurately portray your pet. We are now developing accessories for additional purchase that can enhance nighttime picture and video usage. In the meantime, you can set up a small LED light that automatically turns on when lighting conditions are low.”

However, the device’s ears have lights to improve visibility in the dark.


Pawbo Life Wi-Fi Pet Camera + Pawbo Flash Combo Set is priced at $179.99 (USA) / £99.99 (GBP) on Amazon. Given the array of features, we consider this to be a competitive price within the pet cam market.

What people are saying about it

We couldn’t find many reviews of the device on Amazon.com. It has less than 10 with an average rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

One customer discussed the effectiveness of the ears and their lights:

“The ear lights are like flood lights, great for night time play if you work third shift and want to check in or just out for the night and want to check in!”

Another Amazon user was pleased with the product despite some negative reviews elsewhere:

“This is great to check on them, play with them, and give them treats.”

Any negatives?

Pawbo Life Wi-Fi Pet Camera + Pawbo Flash Combo Set doesn’t have night vision which is the only negative about the product.

The ear lights can help to address this issue, but we’d prefer night vision so you can see all areas of the room.


We like the key features of the product: treat dispenser, ringtone notifications and laser game.

However, there are one or two areas where the product can be improved.

For more information and to buy: www.amazon.com

6) Petcube Play 2

Product’s website www.petcube.com

Petcube Play 2 (Photo: Petcube)

Petcube Play 2 (Photo: Petcube)

What it Petcube Play 2?

We’ve already taken a look at Petcube Bites 2, but Petcube Play 2 is another offering from the same company.

The big difference with this product is that it includes a laser game to keep your cat or dog stimulated.

By accessing the device through the app on your smartphone, you’re able to play a game of chase with your pet by using the laser.

They stress that the laser is friendly and safe to reassure any pet owners who are worried the light could effect an animal’s eyes.

While this game is the product’s standout feature, it has some other functions that we expect to see on all good pet cameras.

Petcube Play 2 has less of an emphasis on dogs, with cat owners able to benefit from the product as well.

Key features

Petcube Play 2 doesn’t come with a treat dispenser, unlike Petcube Bites. However, it does have a laser game that allows pet parents to play with their canines or felines remotely through the app on their phone.

So you should be able to keep your pet entertained with the laser feature, which will be a handy tool for those with our four-legged friends who require some stimulation.

HD video and two-way speaker system

Petcube Play 2 comes with 1080p HD video, video, while the device’s camera has 138˚wide-angle view. Pet owners can avail of 3x digital zoom.

For pet lovers who like to be able to talk to their furry companion when they’re away from home, Petcube Play 2 has a two-way speaker system to keep the communication lines open.

Audio and movement detection

We really value audio and sound detection, so it’s great that Petcube Play 2 has built-in motion and sound detection.

That means you’ll receive alerts if your pet is making a lot of noise when left at home alone.

Night vision

You won’t need to fret when darkness sets in as Petcube Play 2 has night vision. So you can see what your pet is up to in the dark with night vision.


Petcube Play 2 is slightly cheaper with a price of $199 (USD) / £195 (UK) / €169 (Euro). Considering the device comes with a laser game, Petcube Play 2 is good value.

What people are saying about it

Petcube Play 2 has an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars on their website. To their credit, Petcube have left any negative reviews visible on their website.

One customer with three cats revealed the effect that the product has had on her life:

“It is a fun way to keep an eye on my three cats while I’m at work or on vacation. I can also share with my husband, children and friends who are also pet lovers. It really gives me peace of mind and insight into how they interact, their interests and character.”

Another Petcube consumer shed light on her pup’s obsession with the laser game:

“I love my Petcube! It is great being able to watch my puppy at home and know that she is content, comfortable and happy in her room. I love the laser feature and being able to say hello to her. She loves to chase the laser around the room and hear my voice. It breaks up the work day and her day!”

Any negatives?

Petcube Play 2 doesn’t come with a treat dispenser, which is a shame. We’d love to see a Petcube model that combines both a treat dispenser and laser game.


While Petcube Play 2 isn’t the complete pet camera, it does a great job when it comes to keeping pets entertained when left at home alone.

The HD camera stream can give vital peace of mind for pet parents who are particularly concerned about their cats or dogs.

For more information and to buy: www.amazon.com

7) Hive View Indoor Smart Camera

Product’s website www.hivehome.com/

Hive Indoor Smart Camera (Photo: Hive website)

Hive Indoor Smart Camera (Photo: Hive website)

What is Hive View Indoor Smart Camera?

Hive View Indoor Smart Camera is a security camera that can be used by pet owners to keep tabs on their canine or feline companions.

With a sleek, modern design, the device can effortlessly slot into the surrounding of your contemporary home.

Now we must highlight that the camera isn’t designed with pet parents in mind, so that explains why some key features are missing.

However, their Amazon profile and website does make a point of suggesting that the Hive camera could be a good solution for those with cats or dogs.

With the ability to work with Alexa and Google Home, the Hive Indoor Smart Camera is a versatile device that can serve a function for families with pets.

Let’s take a closer look a what the product has to offer.

Key features

As we mentioned above, the Hive Indoor Smart Camera isn’t designed to function solely as a pet cam. For that reason, Hive haven’t included some features that you may expect to see.

For example, the device does not come with a laser game or treat dispenser, like other models on this list.

HD video and two-way speaker system

While it make be lacking pet specific features, the Hive Indoor Smart Camera comes with a HD camera.

You’ll also be able to tell your pet to behave or go back to sleep with their two-way audio.

Audio and movement detection

One of the great features on this device is its ability to start recording as soon as it detects audio or movement.

So if you’re slow to log into the camera’s app on your smartphone, you can still go back and check what all the commotion was about.

Night vision

Like all good pet cams, the Hive Indoor Smart Camera comes with night vision. You won’t have to worry about missing out on anything at night time.


This Hive device is available for $125.98 (USA) / £159 (UK). It’s a premium model in the security cam market, so you’re paying a premium price.

What people are saying about it

It has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from over 30 reviews on Amazon.

One customer was pleased with the positive impact the camera had:

“Amazing quality camera really pleased with my purchase. I was lucky enough to purchase in prime sale, was easy to set up and I now have peace of mind when I leave my dogs for the day. I can tune in and watch them and also know if they were barking, as camera reacts to noise as well as motion.”

But one Amazon purchaser felt the Hive device was too quick to trigger at movement and sound:

“I would probably not choose to use the sound detection all the time because we have a rabbit and a dog, both of whom trigger the camera to start recording sound multiple times each day and night.”

Any negatives?

The obvious negatives are the lack of a treat dispenser or laser game. But given Hive isn’t designed with pet owners specifically in mind, it’s hard to penalise them too much.


We like the contemporary and sleek design of the Hive Indoor Smart Camera. While it is missing some key features, it can do a good job for pet parents.

For more information and to buy: www.hivehome.com

8) Ring Stick Up Cam Wired

Product’s website www.amazon.com

Stick Up Cam Indoor (Photo: Ring)

Stick Up Cam Indoor (Photo: Ring)

What it Ring Stick Up Cam Wired?

You’ve more than likely heard of Ring thanks to their innovative interactive doorbells.

Well the California company has designed a security device that can also function as a pet cam.

Ring Stick Up Cam Wired has some of the key features that all good pet cameras should have.

With the ability to watch and talk to your beloved family animals, you can get vital peace of mind.

Powered by USB or ethernet, Ring are trying to give you plenty of options in terms of placement.

With a better idea of the product, let’s delve a little deeper to see what Ring Stick Up Cam Wired can offer pet lovers.

Key features

Ring, like Hive, is a product designed to protect the home against unwanted intruders. So it’s not a surprise that it is missing some pet friendly features.

HD video and two-way speaker system

While it may not have a treat dispenser or laser game, Ring Stick Up Cam Wired comes with a quality HD video stream, so you’ll never miss a moment with cat or dog.

It has a two-way speaker system so you can clearly communicate with your pet, while any meows or woofs will be picked up by the device.

Audio and movement detection

Unfortunately the product doesn’t have audio detection, which is a disappointing omission. However, it does come with movement sensors. That means you’ll be alerted with a push notification if your canine or feline friend is running around or pacing a lot.

Night vision

While the security camera doesn’t have audio detection, it does come with night vision to give you the freedom to check on your pet whether it’s dawn, midday dusk or night.


Ring Stick Up Cam Wired is priced competitively for a upmarket security camera at $179.99 (USA) / £179.00 (UK) / €199,00
on Amazon.

What people are saying about it

It has a respectable average of 4.3 out of 5 stars based upon over 400 reviews on Amazon.

One Amazon consumer felt the Ring Stick Up Cam Wired is far too sensitive:

“Might be acceptable with sensitivity at medium at night and detects a fat guy like myself good enough, but during the day a cat 10 feet away will be detected and is too sensitive.”

Another Ring customer was delighted with the product, with the camera providing her with the luxury of checking whether her dog was eating:

“We’re so excited to have an indoor camera to keep an eye on my pets. we have set it up on a table and it works great. The zoom feature was definitely my favorite as i was able to see clearly if my dog at all her food.”

Any negatives?

Like Hive, Ring doesn’t have some pet specific features. If you’re going to invest nearly $200 in a pet cam, you may want to look at some models that have features such as a treat dispenser or a laser game.


We like the design of the Ring Stick Up Cam Wired but it falls short in terms of features. If you’re in the market to purchase a camera to monitor your pets on video and talk to them occasionally, this device might meet your needs.

For more information and to buy: www.amazon.com

9) Nest Cam IQ

Product’s website


Nest Cam IQ (Photo: Nest Cam IQ)

Nest Cam IQ (Photo: Nest Cam IQ)

What it Nest Cam IQ?

Nest Cam IQ is one of the more expensive options on the security camera market.

It can be used as a pet cam with the ability to talk to and see your pets.

Nest Cam IQ has a feature called “supersight”, which is the combination of a 4K sensor with HD imaging and intelligent imaging.

Their Amazon profile is keen to emphasise the power of the speaker.

They use noise reduction technology to reduce distortion and yield a crisper sound.

Let’s take a look at the features included that could prove useful to pet parents.

Key features

Nest Cam IQ doesn’t come with a treat dispenser, a laser game or any other pet specific features.

However, it’s difficult to penalise Nest given the product is marketed as a pet cam.

HD video and two-way speaker system

The camera has a high quality imaging sensor, which means you’ll be able to get a clear picture of your cat or dog even if you zoom in.

Unlike other devices, Nest Cam IQ has a three-way microphone system, which gives it an extra layer of sophistication.

Audio and movement detection

While some security cameras have either audio or movement detection, Nest IQ Cam possesses both. This makes it ideal for pet parents who like to regularly check in but can’t always view a live stream.

Night vision

Nest IQ Cam has LED infrared sensors to provide a clear picture even when nighttime sets in.


The device is a great product but that comes at a cost. It is priced at $299 (USD) / £299 (GBP) / €230,90 (Eur) on Amazon.com.

What people are saying about it

We could only find reviews on Nest’s website, which give the product 4.8 out of 5 stars based upon 138 reviews.

While many reviews don’t reference pets, this customer revealed the product’s positive impact on his pets’ lives:

“Great video quality. We set it up to monitor our pets while we were on vacation. Worked fantastic and we were able to “talk” to our pets from England. Would recommend.”

Any negatives?

Nest Inddor Cam IQ doesn’t have any features that are designed with pet parents in mind. However, it has some functions that make it a good option for anyone who wants to monitor their cat or dog.


While we like design and the portability, Nest Indoor Cam IQ is lacking some features that we like to see, especially considering the price.

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10) Skymee Petalk AI Dog Camera



Skymee Petalk AI Dog Camera

Skymee Petalk AI Dog Camera (Photo: Skymee)

What it Skymee Petalk AI Dog Camera?

Skymee Petalk AI Dog Camera is a device designed with canines in mind.

The product can give dog owners the ability to talk to their precious pooches from anywhere using their smartphone.

Not only that, but pet parents can reward their dogs for excellent behaviour by throwing out a treat.

If you’re a social person, you can share photos or videos of your dog at home alone on media platforms.

Skymee Petalk AI Dog Camera is competitively priced compared to some other models in the market.\

Without further ado, let’s have a closer examination of the device’s features.

Key features

The most intriguing feature of the Skymee Petalk AI Dog Camera is the treat dispenser.

Holding up to 100 treats at a time, you’ll be able to fling a tasty bite to your pup if they’ve earned it!

HD video and two-way speaker system

Like all good pet cams, Skymee has a HD video with 4x zoom, so you don’t need to miss a moment.

The device has a two-way audio system, too. So you can speak to your dog and hear if they’re making a lot of noise.

Audio and movement detection

While Skymee’s product doesn’t have audio detection, there is a movement sensor. You can have some peace of mind knowing that you’ll receive an alert if your dog is misbehaving a lot.

Night vision

Night vision is an important feature for dog owners with a busy work schedule, especially if they’ve a long commute home. You’ll be able to check on your dog in the evenings thanks to the Skymee’s night vision.


Skymee Petalk AI Dog Camera is priced at $139.99 (USD) / £149.99 (GBP) / €139,99 (Eur) on Amazon. It’s a budget option for those looking to purchase a camera with a treat dispenser.

Note: It’s only available on Amazon.co.uk at the moment.

What people are saying about it

The product has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 based upon over 10 reviews on Amazon.co.uk.

One customer sang the product’s praises, revealing how it helped to improve the quality of everyone’s lives:

“We go out with friends or go to work we constantly worry what our dogs is doing. We are worried about if he’s getting into stuff, or just going rogue in our apartment. This completely eliminates this and when we do see him getting into stuff, we can big brother voice call our dog to stop.”

Another Amazon purchaser is enjoying some peace of mind thanks to the device:

“This is an excellent piece of kit. Made leaving our dog alone so much easier with peace of mind that he’s ok. The treat dispenser works great.”

Any negatives?

Skymee AI Petalk Dog Camera doesn’t come with audio detection, which is the only blotch on an otherwise positive review.


Skymee may not have the same pulling power as some of the big players in the dog market, but it’s an option worth considering.

For more information and to buy: www.amazon.com

Why buy a pet camera?

If your dog suffer from separation anxiety, you may want to consider a dog camera as a potential tool to help tackle the problem.

There is no substitute for seeking out professional advice from a vet, certified dog trainer or dog behaviorist to learn more about how to address the issue.

But using a dog camera can provide the opportunity to speak to their pooch and attempt to calm and relax their growing anxiety and nerves.

For cats and dogs that like human company to keep them entertained, a pet camera can provide vital stimulation for those hours of separation.

Of course, they also serve the basic function of providing pet owners with the chance to keep an eye on their four-legged friends to make sure they’re safe and secure.

While some security cameras could be a quick fix for pet parents, dedicated pet cameras usually come with extra features to give you more tools to keep your faithful friend entertained and relaxed.

Final thoughts

Buying a pet camera can be a confusing and exhaustive process given the array of options available.

However, if you’re willing to invest in a product with most of the key features, it can have a big impact on your life and your pet’s life.

We all would like to have peace of mind when we leave the house that our cats and dogs will be fine.

With HD video, two-way audio plus audio and movement detection, Petcube Bites can help you relax in the knowledge that you’ll be alerted if anything is awry.

If you opt for a device with additional features like a treat dispenser or laser game like the Furbo Dog Camera, you can keep the fun times going even when you’re apart from your pet companion.

Some dog cameras even have an aromatherapy option, such as PetChatz HD. There are no shortage of options.