Tech Dad: Pet Cams With a Little Something Extra
Keep an eye on your family's pet—and have a little fun—with these pet cameras.
Colorado families love our pets! Though we can sometimes take them with us on errands around town or maybe to the office, most days they have to stay home. Here’s some technology that gives us a chance to check in on our beloved family pets and interact with them, even when we’re out and about.
The Petcube Play helps your family keep watch of your dog or cat while you’re gone. The interactive pet cam offers night-vision video, sound and motion alerts, and two-way talking abilities so you can comfort your pet with your voice. The coolest part is the remote control laser pointer. Use the smartphone app to exercise your cat or dog with the laser. It moves with a swipe of your finger. Kids will love this! $200
Furbo Dog camera
Furbo is a camera similar to the Petcube but instead of a laser toy, it is able to fling treats to your pet. It has remote wireless camera access and 2-way talking ability, it sends dog barking alerts on your phone, and even alerts you when people enter the camera’s view. Fling the treats to your dog or cat from the app. It keeps your pet happy and fed. $249
If you want your pet to be able to call you, PetChatz is the answer. This camera includes a treat dispenser and has the ability to release an aroma that could sooth your pet’s anxiety. It has a screen on the front so your dog or cat can see your face when you talk remotely. In addition, the compatible PawCall (sold separately, $100) allows your pet to press a button to call you. You may find yourself saying, “Excuse me, I have to take a call, it’s my dog.” $380