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Furbo Camera VS. Petzi

Dog security, safety and care are the things we want to provide even when we are away for work. When choosing a dog camera that dispenses treats, you will never go wrong choosing Furbo and Petzi. Both dog cameras are great for calling and engaging your furry pals during their snack time.

Furbo VS Petzi Comparison Chart

Preview
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
Video Resolution
1080p HD
720P HD video camera
Field of View
160 degrees
110 degrees wide angle lens
Night Vision Mode
Zoom
Up to 3x digital
N/A
Picture-taking Ability
Yes (via paid subscription)
Dimensions
8.86 x 4.72 inches
7.3 x 4.5 x 13.3
Treat-tossing Ability
Treat Dispenser Capacity
Only up to 0.5 pounds
Up to 100 treats (0.6 to 1.1 cm)
Treat Scheduling Mode
Treat Compatibility
Compatible with round-shaped treats only up to 0.4 inch in diameter
Up to one inch-sized treat
Smart Dog Alerts
Human detection is also only available via subscription
No
Free Trial
90-day trial
No free trial
Subscription Price
$6.99 per month or $69 per year
No subscription needed
Cloud Video Storage
Capacity
Can only store up to 24 hours of video history
N/A
Warranty
1-year warranty
1-year warranty
Reviews
21,890 Reviews
917 Reviews
Stars
Furbo
Preview
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Video Resolution
1080p HD
Field of View
160 degrees
Night Vision Mode
Zoom
Up to 3x digital
Picture-taking Ability
Yes (via paid subscription)
Dimensions
8.86 x 4.72 inches
Treat-tossing Ability
Treat Dispenser Capacity
Only up to 0.5 pounds
Treat Scheduling Mode
Treat Compatibility
Compatible with round-shaped treats only up to 0.4 inch in diameter
Smart Dog Alerts
Human detection is also only available via subscription
Free Trial
90-day trial
Subscription Price
$6.99 per month or $69 per year
Cloud Video Storage
Capacity
Can only store up to 24 hours of video history
Warranty
1-year warranty
Reviews
21,890 Reviews
Stars
Price
Petzi
Preview
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
Video Resolution
720P HD video camera
Field of View
110 degrees wide angle lens
Night Vision Mode
Zoom
N/A
Picture-taking Ability
Dimensions
7.3 x 4.5 x 13.3
Treat-tossing Ability
Treat Dispenser Capacity
Up to 100 treats (0.6 to 1.1 cm)
Treat Scheduling Mode
Treat Compatibility
Up to one inch-sized treat
Smart Dog Alerts
No
Free Trial
No free trial
Subscription Price
No subscription needed
Cloud Video Storage
Capacity
N/A
Warranty
1-year warranty
Reviews
917 Reviews
Stars
Price

Treat Tossing Feature

Furbo
Furbo is also capable of shooting out multiple treats at a time at a distance of about a foot from the device although this device does not allow you to schedule an interactive treat-tossing time for your pets. One thing we noticed about this device during testing is that it creates loud noise which might startle your dogs while they are sleeping or your old, frail pupper which might have negative effects with regards to their health.
Petzi
One main feature of this dog treat camera is its treat dispenser. It lets you shoot out treats on command via the Petzi app. One downside though is that it sometimes abruptly tosses out the treats which might startle or frighten your dogs or cats, and if experienced regularly, might cause other health problems for your pups. The dispenser lets you dispense three small treats at once but the limitation is that you will not be able to load bigger-sized treats as the container is a bit small.
Furbo
Furbo is also capable of shooting out multiple treats at a time at a distance of about a foot from the device although this device does not allow you to schedule an interactive treat-tossing time for your pets. One thing we noticed about this device during testing is that it creates loud noise which might startle your dogs while they are sleeping or your old, frail pupper which might have negative effects with regards to their health.
Petzi
One main feature of this dog treat camera is its treat dispenser. It lets you shoot out treats on command via the Petzi app. One downside though is that it sometimes abruptly tosses out the treats which might startle or frighten your dogs or cats, and if experienced regularly, might cause other health problems for your pups. The dispenser lets you dispense three small treats at once but the limitation is that you will not be able to load bigger-sized treats as the container is a bit small.

Treat Compatibility

Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
Furbo, on the other hand, does not come with this kind of set-up; it only allows you to store one-size treats into the device. Furbo does not offer a detachable container top so it would be very tricky when trying to clean the device.
Petzi Treat Cam can store smaller-sized treats as the treat container is also quite small. You can pour some treats that are a couple of cm bigger. It can contain treats that are smaller than one inch. This brand sells treats that can fit easily into the treat container, and they even give freebies, included inside the box for free!
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Furbo, on the other hand, does not come with this kind of set-up; it only allows you to store one-size treats into the device. Furbo does not offer a detachable container top so it would be very tricky when trying to clean the device.
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
Petzi Treat Cam can store smaller-sized treats as the treat container is also quite small. You can pour some treats that are a couple of cm bigger. It can contain treats that are smaller than one inch. This brand sells treats that can fit easily into the treat container, and they even give freebies, included inside the box for free!

Sounds Alerts

Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
Furbo also comes with sound alert notifications that come to your phones using their app, but a noticeable difference is that this device also does a good job at differentiating only between human animal sounds. Furbo also features automated alerts when it detects dog barkings that comes with the free plan. But the good thing about Furbo is that it comes with a Smart Dog Alerts feature which optimizes the use of artificial intelligence so it can learn gradually about your dog, and it can then send much more accurate notifications over time; this comes with their paid subscription.
Petzi does have sound alerts; it gives off a jingle tone that can attract your dogs to come near the device for treat time.
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Furbo also comes with sound alert notifications that come to your phones using their app, but a noticeable difference is that this device also does a good job at differentiating only between human animal sounds. Furbo also features automated alerts when it detects dog barkings that comes with the free plan. But the good thing about Furbo is that it comes with a Smart Dog Alerts feature which optimizes the use of artificial intelligence so it can learn gradually about your dog, and it can then send much more accurate notifications over time; this comes with their paid subscription.
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
Petzi does have sound alerts; it gives off a jingle tone that can attract your dogs to come near the device for treat time.

Video Quality

Furbo
Furbo also shows a clear 160-degree wide angle display. This device also has a night vision feature which also automatically turns on when it gets dark at night which is pretty convenient for when you are working night shifts.
Petzi
Petzi features a 720P HD wide angle video camera lens which is decent enough to stream and capture snapshots of your pets. One of the cons about this product is that it does not allow you to record a video of your pup which is kind of a bummer if you ask me. Although, it allows you to record with a night vision camera so it’s one good feature which can make you feel safe about being able to watch your pup for when the sun goes down and you’re not be able to make it home in time before the sun goes down. One thing to note about its night vision feature is that it is not a true infrared vision; therefore, it will not be able to see body heat but you can rest assured that Petzi’s night vision is good enough for you to be able to watch your pups in low light conditions.
Furbo
Furbo also shows a clear 160-degree wide angle display. This device also has a night vision feature which also automatically turns on when it gets dark at night which is pretty convenient for when you are working night shifts.
Petzi
Petzi features a 720P HD wide angle video camera lens which is decent enough to stream and capture snapshots of your pets. One of the cons about this product is that it does not allow you to record a video of your pup which is kind of a bummer if you ask me. Although, it allows you to record with a night vision camera so it’s one good feature which can make you feel safe about being able to watch your pup for when the sun goes down and you’re not be able to make it home in time before the sun goes down. One thing to note about its night vision feature is that it is not a true infrared vision; therefore, it will not be able to see body heat but you can rest assured that Petzi’s night vision is good enough for you to be able to watch your pups in low light conditions.

Audio Quality

Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
Furbo also has microphones and speakers which lets you have conversations and interactions with your pets and vice versa. Upon testing, we also noticed that Furbo kind of releases mumbling sounds which is a bit difficult to understand. One thing to note when checking out this product.
The audio quality of Petzi is pretty neat although another downside again of this device is that it only features a one-way audio which is quite a shame because you would want to be able to interact with your dog even if it’s just a simple audio interaction. With this, you will be able to talk to your pet but you won’t be able to hear if they bark or make sounds at all.
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Furbo also has microphones and speakers which lets you have conversations and interactions with your pets and vice versa. Upon testing, we also noticed that Furbo kind of releases mumbling sounds which is a bit difficult to understand. One thing to note when checking out this product.
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
The audio quality of Petzi is pretty neat although another downside again of this device is that it only features a one-way audio which is quite a shame because you would want to be able to interact with your dog even if it’s just a simple audio interaction. With this, you will be able to talk to your pet but you won’t be able to hear if they bark or make sounds at all.

Placements

Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
Furbo on the other hand does not have the capability to be mounted on walls. This device does not have tapes underneath; It instead only comes with 4 sticky padding materials underneath which makes it slide or be moved easier on surfaces.
Petzi comes with a six-foot cable which therefore lets you conveniently place the device on a high table or mount up on your wall. It is perfect to mount it on a wall because it pretty much launches the treats, three at a time, in a spray-like manner a couple of feet away.
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Furbo on the other hand does not have the capability to be mounted on walls. This device does not have tapes underneath; It instead only comes with 4 sticky padding materials underneath which makes it slide or be moved easier on surfaces.
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
Petzi comes with a six-foot cable which therefore lets you conveniently place the device on a high table or mount up on your wall. It is perfect to mount it on a wall because it pretty much launches the treats, three at a time, in a spray-like manner a couple of feet away.

Photos and Video Sharing

Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
Furbo only supports up to 2.4G which can make a difference or can give you issues if you’re using new wifi routers. You cannot have multiple devices at home and logged into one account. You will need to log in and log out every time you want to access a different Furbo device at home.
Another downside of this device is that Petzi does not allow you to record a video of your pup although it gives you the option to take a snapshot of your cats or dogs. You can save the photos on your phone or on their very own Petzi Social Network via the Petzi app.
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Furbo only supports up to 2.4G which can make a difference or can give you issues if you’re using new wifi routers. You cannot have multiple devices at home and logged into one account. You will need to log in and log out every time you want to access a different Furbo device at home.
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
Another downside of this device is that Petzi does not allow you to record a video of your pup although it gives you the option to take a snapshot of your cats or dogs. You can save the photos on your phone or on their very own Petzi Social Network via the Petzi app.

Capacity and Maintenance

Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
Furbo, on the other hand, does not provide you with the ability to detach the container and wash it separately which can be a bit of a hassle when you want to clean the insides of the device. Furbo can only hold up to 0.5 pounds of treats.
To fill treats in the container, remove the whole white front cover, and you can find a hole on top of the body which black finish, and pour in the treats. Now this one is a bit tricky especially during cleaning time as it would be hard to reach out inside because the hole on top is quite small.
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Furbo, on the other hand, does not provide you with the ability to detach the container and wash it separately which can be a bit of a hassle when you want to clean the insides of the device. Furbo can only hold up to 0.5 pounds of treats.
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
To fill treats in the container, remove the whole white front cover, and you can find a hole on top of the body which black finish, and pour in the treats. Now this one is a bit tricky especially during cleaning time as it would be hard to reach out inside because the hole on top is quite small.

Design

Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
Furbo is very different in looks. This device is made of plastic and has a white finish with a bamboo top that serves as its cover.
The design of Petzi Treat Cam is a little bit off for me. It’s too simple and not as aesthetically pleasing as the Pawbo Treat Cam.
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Furbo is very different in looks. This device is made of plastic and has a white finish with a bamboo top that serves as its cover.
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
The design of Petzi Treat Cam is a little bit off for me. It’s too simple and not as aesthetically pleasing as the Pawbo Treat Cam.

Subscriptions & Free Trials

Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
Furbo only has one subscription option of $6.99 per month which would cost you about $69 per year and offers a 90-day free trial. The Furbo subscription includes dog diaries, dog selfie alerts and also video history.
The Petzi Treat Camera app is free to use after buying the product. You don’t have to worry about subscription fees as this brand does not subject you to any fees; this means that you will be able to utilize all the features this product has right after you buy the device.
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet...
Furbo only has one subscription option of $6.99 per month which would cost you about $69 per year and offers a 90-day free trial. The Furbo subscription includes dog diaries, dog selfie alerts and also video history.
Petzi
Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser,...
The Petzi Treat Camera app is free to use after buying the product. You don’t have to worry about subscription fees as this brand does not subject you to any fees; this means that you will be able to utilize all the features this product has right after you buy the device.

Furbo and Petzi Key Differences and Similarities

Key Differences

  • Furbo’s camera quality is 1080p HD while on Petzi it is 720P HD video camera
  • Furbo’s camera view is 160 degrees wide-view angle while Petzi has a wide-angle lens of 110 degrees.
  • Furbo can digitally zoom up to 3x and Petzi has no zoom feature.
  • Treat Dispenser Capacity for Furbo is only up to 0,5 pounds while Petzi can store up to 0.6 to 1.1cm. 100 treats. 0.4 inch diameter round-shaped treats are compatible with Furbo while Petzi can store up to 1 inch sized treats.
  • There’s no human detection and smart dog alert feature on Petzi while Furbo’s human detection alert is only available via subscription
  • Petzi has no free trial while there’s a free 90-day trial for Furbo
  • $6.99/mo. or $69 per year Furbo subscription while no subscription needed for Petzi
  • Furbo can store up to 24 hours of video history

Key Similarities

  • Night vision
  • 1-year warranty

Our Verdict

Sound alerts like human detection and dog barks are essential things to have when it comes to security. Being a dog treat-tossing camera with 2-way communication and video storage are big pluses when it comes to a dog gadget therefore, Furbo wins in this comparison. Higher-quality camera, zoom feature and wider -angle view are also the reasons why Furbo is a preferred choice over Petzi (check the current price here).

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About the author

Mark Braeden

Mark is the dog breeder for 17 years. Mark also has 4 dogs: Alaskan Malamute, Clumber Spaniel, Irish Terrier and Mutt. Mark also into latest technologies and he is trying all the latest dog gadgets & technologies on the market and sharing his experience.

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