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CENGCEN Pet Treat Camera Review

August 26, 2021

I’m sure many pet owners can relate – I hate leaving my two dogs home alone.  My partner and I both work from home.  It doesn’t happen all that often, but I still worry about Kit and Fen when I’m not home to keep an eye on them.  A few years ago I tried purchasing a pet camera.  But it didn’t work very well, and I ended up returning it.  I’ve thought about trying out other brands to see if I could find one that I like.  I just never got around to trying any more – until now!

CENGCEN pet cameraThis review is sponsored by CENGCEN.  I received our pet-treat camera for free in return for our honest review. As always, I strive to share only products I feel would benefit my readers and their pets.  All opinions expressed are my own.  This post contains affiliate Amazon links.  If you purchase products using one of my links I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

I was recently approached by a company called CENGCEN, who allowed me to try out their treat dispensing WiFi pet camera. I know pet cameras have come a long way since I last tried one out, and I was excited to try this one!  CENGCEN’s camera app is compatible with both iOS and Android (what I use) phones.  Their app connects to their pet camera through your WiFi and not only allows you to see your pet, but also to dispense treats, listen in on them, and talk to them too!

CENGCEN Pet Camera Features

The pet camera itself, arguably the most important feature, has an amazing 130* field of vision.  The app allows you to scroll back and forth to take control of the full field of vision, so you can still see your pet even if he/she is relaxing near the edge of a room.  You can activate the camera through the app anytime, and can also set your camera to auto record when it detects motion.   If you see your pet doing something especially adorable, you can even use the app to remotely take pictures and record video footage!

The app has a button you can press to tell the camera to dispense treats.  The camera makes a bell sound to alert your pet, then shoots treats out into the middle of the room.  I used pieces of kibble rather than treats, and the camera dispensed a small handful of kibble out into the middle of the room, where my dogs could sniff around and forage for it.

The camera also features 2 way audio.  You can use this feature to listen in on your pets, and also to talk to them through the camera!  I especially love this feature.  Kit and Fen can sometimes get a bit antsy when they think they’re home alone.  Using the camera’s audio I can talk to, and comfort them, if they appear to be getting nervous without me there.

The camera  comes with a wall mounting kit that doesn’t require you to drill into your wall – perfect for people, like me, who rent their home!  It also works well just placed on a desk or table, out of your pet’s reach in case he/she decides to try to figure out how to get the treats out themselves.  Another feature I love is that you can share your pet treat camera account with up to two additional users.  This way I could allow my partner to monitor the camera from his phone too.

Our Experience Using the CENGCEN Pet Camera

CENGCEN pet cameraDownloading the app and setting up the camera was pretty easy.  When you first set it up you’ll need to make an account and connect your camera to your WiFi network, so you will need to know your WiFi password.  The instructions that come with the camera, along with the app, do a pretty good job at walking you through the setup process.  The hardest part, for me, was figuring out where to get the app.  I couldn’t find instructions for where to find it so I just ended up searching for “CENGCEN” in the app store and found it that way.

All the features the camera is supposed to have – 2 way audio, treat dispensing, 130* of vision – worked well for me!  As you can imagine, Kitsune especially LOVES the treat dispensing feature.  I was able to take both photos and videos remotely with this camera.

I found the app to be a little bit finicky at times.  I’m unsure whether it was an issue with the app itself or my phone.  A handful of times I’ve gotten error messages when I try to view the camera feed on my phone.  However, the few times it happened I was able to fix it by restarting my phone.  It makes me wonder if the issue could have something to do with my phone.  Or, perhaps with my WiFi connection, which can be spotty at times.

I’m including our video review here too, for anyone who wants to take a look at what the app and the footage from the camera looks like!

So Do I Recommend the CENGCEN Pet Camera?

I’m really impressed with this camera!  I will for sure continue to use it for my own pets.  The CENGCEN pet treat camera currently retails new for $109.99 on Amazon.  A bit expensive perhaps, but can you really put a price on piece of mind?  If you’re interested in getting one for yourself, you can use the code CENGCEN1 to get 10% off your order until the end of next month, 9/30/2021.

 Comment below!  Have you ever tried using a pet camera to keep an eye on your pet while you’re away?

CENGCEN pet camera

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  • Reply Kamira Gayle August 27, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    This looks like a great product. I appreciate your video review and demonstration too. I love that you can dispense treats, take photos and more using the app. The price is not cheap but I think it would still be a good investment or make a great holiday gift. I’m glad this CENGCEN Pet Camera worked well for you too.

  • Reply Britt K August 28, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    This looks like a great option! Like you, I work from home, so our pets aren’t left home alone often. However, when we do go out to dinner or something like that, I always find myself wondering what they are getting up to. Especially because all of our dogs stay in the ‘dog room’, which is a bedroom that we have dedicated completely to our crew. We often come home to find very exhausted pups, so I’m assuming that they get a lot of playtime in, but I’d love to see it!

  • Reply Terri August 28, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    This is fabulous! I’ve looked at these cameras too and wondered how well they worked. Like you, I rarely leave my dog. But when I do, I’d like to keep an eye on him. I love your review and will look into CENGCEN pet treat camera when I’m ready to get one. Great information and perfect review. Thanks!

  • Reply Robin August 28, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    This CENGCEN camera looks awesome! I love that it can throw treats to your pets. My cats would absolutely love that feature! I also like that it allows you to speak to your pets. My husband and I went to SuperZoo last week and it was the first time we’ve ever left our cats alone (with someone coming over to feed them of course), but it would have been nice to let them hear our voices. That might have given them a little sense of calm.

    • Reply Michelle & The Paw Pack August 29, 2021 at 11:06 pm

      I really love the voice feature. If I see my dogs getting antsy when I’m not home I’ve noticed that talking to them seems to calm them down again. Kitsune would for sure say that the treat throwing is the best part, though!

  • Reply Beth August 29, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    This looks like a great option for when you have to be away from your pets.

    • Reply Michelle & The Paw Pack August 29, 2021 at 11:04 pm

      For sure! Thanks for your comment.

  • Reply Ruth Epstein August 29, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    This looks amazing and although Layla just sleeps LOL I would get one if I was out of the house for long periods of time but like you I work from home and the only time I go out is to do errands. I am sure Layla would love the treat mode and clever idea to use kibbles.

    • Reply Michelle & The Paw Pack August 29, 2021 at 11:03 pm

      The treat mode is a lot of fun! I don’t go out of the house without the dogs all that often but now when I do I like to look in on them. It brings me a lot of piece of mind to be able to check in and know they’re safe even when I’m only gone for a short time. I can be such a paranoid dog mom lol.

  • Reply Marjorie Dawson August 29, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    I would love one of these for my cats, It looks pratical and (I am glad to see) does not need me to put holes in my walls!

    As usual Kitsune is a delight to see and I can almost hera his voice. Can we have another treat?!?! CAN WE????

    • Reply Michelle & The Paw Pack August 29, 2021 at 11:01 pm

      I really loved the nail less wall mounting too. Since we rent, I avoid hanging things on the walls with screws or nails. Isn’t Kitsune funny? He gets so excited whenever food is involved.

  • Reply jana rade August 29, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    I am glad to see products that help bridge the physical distance between dogs and their people during workdays. My dogs had been lucky. I work from home. If I had to leave for a workplace, I’d embrace these products.

    • Reply Michelle & The Paw Pack August 29, 2021 at 10:58 pm

      I work from home too! But even us home workers have to leave the house sometimes, lol. I love being able to look in on the dogs when I’m out shopping or during date night. It brings me a lot of piece of mind to be able to see that they are safe, even when I’m only gone for a short time.

  • Reply Nikki , RVT August 30, 2021 at 9:24 am

    I love treat cameras – I feel like these are great options for both dogs and humans to stay connected while physically apart! I’ve already seen several trainers use these to help with separation anxiety training, allowing you to give treats in increments to calm behavior, and the camera helps with monitoring to make sure your pup doesn’t get stressed!

  • Reply Cathy Armato August 30, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    This is a great concept! The treat dispensing aspect of the camera is great because it gets you pet out into the view of the camera. They’re always sneaking under or behind things to nap & lounge during the day. Thanks for the review
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