Today I’m excited to tell you about the latest product I’ve been testing, the Petzi Treat Cam! Imagine being away from home and having the capability to not only watch your pets, but take photos of them, talk to them, and give them treats, all from your smartphone! Pretty cool concept isn’t it?
Let’s have a look at the Petzi Treat Cam
Petzi Treat Cam Contents
The Petzi Treat Cam comes with everything you need to get started using it. There is a simple instruction card, the power cord, screws and anchors if you are interested in mounting it on the wall, two bags of dog treats and one bag of cat treats. I was ready to get started.
It was obvious to me right off the bat, this would be a tasty project. Any product that comes with treats is wonderful in my book!
Petzi Treat Cam Set Up
I took out the handy set up card to get started. According to this sheet, set up is three simple steps. I started by downloading the free Petzi App on my smart phone. It is available for Android and IPhones. Next I plugged in the Petzi Treat Cam.
In the Petzi App menu I pawed on the Petzi Treat Cam option to get to the set up screen for my cam.
This is the screen that finds the Petzi Treat Cam in your network. All you have to do is put in your WiFi information and password and it will be ready to go. We had some trouble as I had to take a call during set up and it couldn’t find my cam after the call. I had Mom call customer service and they were so helpful! Within a minute, Dan explained how to reset the Petzi Treat Cam and we got all connected. It’s always nice when there is good help just a call away!
Loading Up The Petzi Treat Cam
To fill the Petzi Treat Cam with treats, you need to remove the front cover. On the top you will see the opening for the treats. When you are looking for replacement treats, keep in mind they should be hard treats, less than an inch long. If you use smaller treats, it will dispense a lot more with each turn. I emptied one bag of the Milk Bone treats into the machine and put the cover back on.
How To Use The Petzi Treat Cam
Now I have my smartphone app ready to go. I have set up my profile and I’m ready to use this Petzi Treat Cam. I took this screenshot at night so you can see the infrared camera works as well. There are six options here. The top left is to return to the app menu, the pink bell causes a ring on the Petzi Treat Cam, the green camera takes a photo of what is in front of the camera at that moment. On the right side, the top button allows you to edit settings, the pink bone dispenses treats, and the microphone allows you to talk to your pets while pressing it.
I took a few random photos of the most enthusiastic users at my house – no surprise they are Bailie and cat bro Bert. At our house, we didn’t need more than a few minutes to be trained to the bell and the treats which is nice. The Petzi app is all about being social, so you can share your photos right from the app to the different Petzi albums, or send them out to social media.
To show you the Petzi Treat Cam in action, we set up another video camera to video our interaction with the Petzi Treat Cam. I was first to try it out. I like it, but I wasn’t all that motivated. Bailie was all over it and thinks it is the best thing ever. Cat bro Bert also loves it. We didn’t even put cat treats in the dispenser for Bert, he ate the dog treats! In the video, you can hear the bell noise it makes and the sound of the dispenser.
The Petzi Treat Cam Giveaway
I’m so excited to let you know I am giving away a Petzi Treat Cam to one lucky winner! They are really fun! Who doesn’t want to check on their pets when they are not home, let alone talk to them and give them treats? Simply enter in the giveaway widget below. If there is any problem with the widget, you can also enter by clicking here.
My GBGV Life received the Petzi Treat Cam in this post to review. My GBGV Life receives no additional benefits for barking about Petzila products or the company. The opinions in this review are the honest opinion of My GBGV Life. Petzila is not responsible for the contents of this post.