These Top-Rated Cameras and Monitors Let You Interact with Your Pet All Day Long, No Matter Where You Are
Whether you're planning an out-of-town family vacation or are heading back to a busy office job, a pet camera or monitor can help ease your anxiety about leaving your animals alone at home. "Pet cameras and monitoring systems can give pet parents peace of mind when they are out of the house," says Dr. Emily Wilson, DVM at Fuzzy - The Pet Parent Company. "Particularly with many pet parents starting to return to working in offices, this can be a great transition for pets and parents, alike."
Pet cameras can also be a valuable training tool to help alert you to unwanted behaviors such as barking, and provide you with the potential to intervene with a verbal command. "There are many new options available with pet camera monitoring systems, so it's important for pet parents to think about the specific intended use for their own pet," Wilson explains. "If you have an anxious dog or cat, then it may be useful to make sure that there is a two-way microphone or video component so your pet can hear or see you, and if you have an active younger dog that needs enrichment, then finding a monitoring system that dispenses treats or that you can play a game of laser with, may be useful."
In the market for a quality pet camera or monitor to help you keep an eye on your furry family members while you're away? From motion-tracking pet cameras to design-savvy monitors and more, read ahead for ten pro-approved styles.
The Top 10 Pet Cameras for 2021
- Treat Dispensing Camera: Furbo Dog Camera
- Motion-Tracking Camera: Eufy Security 2K Indoor Pan & Tilt Pet Camera
- Wide Angle Camera: Wyze Cam Pan
- Vet-Accessible Camera: Petcube Cam Pet Monitoring Camera
- Feline-Friendly Camera: VSTARCAM Cat Camera with Laser
- Robot Camera: Dogness Smart iPet Red Robot
- Design-Savvy Pet Camera: Petkit Smart Dual Communication Infrared Hd Wifi Video Pet And Baby Monitor
- Feeder Camera: HONGSA Smart Pet Camera with Treat Dispenser
- Outdoor Camera: Wyze Cam V3 with Color Night Vision
- Smart Camera: Google Nest Cam Indoor