When you are out of the house, worrying about your pet is completely natural. Even if they are used to being left alone for a few hours, you can’t help but wonder if they are okay.
Having a suitable camera in place to watch what they’re doing can ensure they are safe. It can also ensure that they aren’t up to no good!
Many modern pet cameras also have advanced improvements. These go way beyond the ability to just spy on your furry friend. You may have the chance to interact with them, either with voice commands and video or maybe even treats. Because what good is being able to see they’re ripping up your new cushion if you can’t do anything about it?!
But if you know your dog is generally well behaved and fine being alone, these features may not be as key. So, a camera that is more like a home security camera could be better. This way, you can check nobody breaks into your home when you’re out. After all, dog theft is on the rise.
You can still usually have two-way communication, too. But with alerts to your phone and the ability to connect to home security systems, it may give you peace of mind.
Once you’ve decided on the aims of your camera, you need to find the one. There are literally hundreds of ‘pet camera’ options out there. However, some just can’t be trusted. A lack of security features was a huge issue when we reviewed some “best sellers”, so opting for big trusted brands will work in your favour.
There are dozens out there but many are not worth the money and lack reliability. Below are our top picks of the best pet monitors to help you keep an eye on our furry friend when you’re away.