With restrictions seeming to be a thing of the past and many of us going back to work in the office, it may be slightly daunting leaving your pet at home alone, especially if they’re prone to anxiety. Here at Take a Break Pets, we've sought out the best pet cameras for every owner with a furry friend.
That's a lot of animals to keep an eye on!
For instance, where domestic animals like cats and dogs are most likely to cause trouble at home alone, pet cameras can be used for all types of animals. That is to say, it just depends on what kind of pet owner you are.
Why should I buy a pet camera?
Nowadays, you can get pet monitors of all kinds, including HD to see your pets in high quality, or even two-way audio so you can call your pet and calm them down if needs be.
Still not sure why you'd need one? Check out this cheeky pup caught on camera below:
You never know what your pet could be doing at home - especially with many of us going back to work, your cats and dogs may need some extra checking in on.
The best pet cameras and monitors - our full breakdown
Victure 1080P Wi-fi Camera
Best overall pet camera
This is our top first choice - with almost 30,000 reviews the product speaks for itself! Whether you're using this for baby monitoring, pets or security, this wi-fi camera is high quality and easy to use.
With 360 degrees wide-angle viewing area and remote tools, you can keep an eye on your pet from wherever they are in the room. The app will send a message to you whenever motion or sound is detected so you'll be able to see immediately if something is to happen.
Includes: Motion tracker, sound detection, two-way audio, micro SD card, works with Alexa
Size: 16 x 10 x 10 cm
Viewing area: 360 degrees panoramic viewing
Colour: Black or White
Furbo Dog Camera
Best pet camera with treat dispenser
Perfect for any pet which gets distracted easily, this Furbo Dog camera distributes a treat with just a push of a button. If the treats don't work you can also send audio through the app for your pet to hear your voice.
We love the treat dispenser, but it also comes with a barking sensor and 1080p camera which also allows night vision. Slightly pricier than our other options, but a great tool if you need to work with an anxious or naughty pet.
Includes: Treat dispenser, doggie diary, selfie alert, emergency alert, barking alert, two-way audio
Size: 15 x 12 x 22.5cm
Resolution: 1080p and 720p for video capture
Viewing area: 160 degree wide-angle
EZVIZ 720p Indoor Camera
Best pet camera for size
This is a great camera for a two-way talk function so your pet can hear your voice if you need to call them. We love that it's a smaller size so won't take up much room but is still effective.
The only problem with this camera is that if you want to capture videos you'll have to pay £50 a year - but it still allows you to see what's happening in real-time without the extra costs.
Includes: Alexa compatibility, two-way audio, 12m night vision, one-year guarantee
Size: 103 x 64 x 64cm
Viewing area: 110 degree angle
Wansview Wi-fi IP Camera
Best budget pet camera
This Wansview camera is great for someone who needs a quick, easy solution to keeping an eye on your pet. You can even edit the sensitivity of motion so that your alerts aren't so frequent.
Another two-way audio and 1080p resolution, this is a staple choice for a new pet camera. You can grab this in black or white to suit your room.
Includes: Built-in microphone and speaker, motion detection, smart pan, tilt, zoom
Size: 13.4 x 11.2 x 9cm
Viewing area: 105 degree wide-angle
Colour: White or black
Victure Baby Monitor Pet Wi-fi Camera
Best pet camera for monitoring remotely
The picture quality is the biggest selling point of this camera, with a 1080p resolution and infrared night vision - you can keep an eye on your furry friend at all times of the day.
This is a little bit tricky to split up and a micro SD card isn't included so you'll have to grab one of those. Otherwise, though, we like that it has sound and motion detection as well as two-way audio.
Includes: Infrared night vision, sound and motion detector, two-way audio
Size: 10 x 6 x 8cm
Viewing area: 120 degree angle
TCP Smart Wi-fi Security Camera
Best pet camera for easy set up
With its size in mind, this is great for storing in a room where you don't want it to be seen, without taking away from the image quality.
This is easily set up, with two-way communication and no hub required, you can look after your pet with no worries. Perfect for a sophisticated pet owner looking for something easy.
Includes: Wi-fi enabled, motion sensor, two-way communication, night vision, easy fit
Size: 11.9 x 5.3cm
Viewing area: 100 degree angle
The verdict: Victure 1080P Wi-Fi Camera
Although all six of these pet cameras were great in different ways, our top pick for every pet owner is the Victure 1080P Wifi Camera. With easy set-up, great picture, two-way communication and more, you won't need anything else.
Keep an eye on your pet and make sure they're safe with any of our top picks of the best pet cameras. All great options, here's why they made it onto our top spots.
The best pet camera with a treat dispenser: Furbo Dog Camera
Best pet camera for size: EZVIZ C1C 720p Indoor Camera
The best budget pet camera: Wansview Wi-fi IP Camera
Best pet camera for monitoring remotely: Victure Baby Monitor Pet Wi-fi Camera
The best pet camera for easy set up: TCP Smart Wi-fi Security Camera
How do I know my pet is safe at home?
By using any of these best pet cameras, you can know your dog, cat or any other animal is safe and sound in your house without any accidents.
Keeping an eye on them with tracking cameras including motion and audio detection means you can get live updates on what's happening at home, and keep yourself happy when you're out. Most of the time, things will be fine. However, accidents can happen and it's great to know what's going on when it does.
Whether you need a cheaper, easy option or a high-end pet camera with a dispenser, these are the top picks and we would recommend them to all pet owners.