Don't buy the Furbo dog camera this Cyber Monday, these 5 alternatives are just as good

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The Furbo dog camera has long been a popular choice amongst pet parents looking for a sophisticated virtual pup sitter to keep an eye on their beloved bundle of fluff when they're out and about.

Considered one of the best pet cameras on the market, the Furbo has all the bells and whistles you'd want in a device of this nature. But it doesn't come cheap, and is it really any better than many of its cheaper rivals?

We don't think so. Yes, it can toss treats, which a lot of budget pet cameras can't, but with the exception of that one feature, we don't see enough in the Furbo dog camera to justify its regular $210 price tag.

Not when you can get a slightly more basic, but no less amazing, pet camera for under $50 - and trust us, they get the job done just as well. To help you find a pet camera that won't break the bank, here's our pick of the best Cyber Monday pet camera deals that will let you converse with your pup when you're away from home...

Best Cyber Monday pet camera deals

Blink Mini | Was $64.99 (opens in new tab)

Blink Mini | Was $64.99, now $29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Monitor the inside of your home day and night with this 1080P HD indoor plug-in smart security camera with motion detection and two-way audio. Now 54% off, it works with Alexa and is easy to set up.

Petcube Camera | Was $49.99 (opens in new tab)

Petcube Camera | Was $49.99, now $29.99 at Chewy (opens in new tab)
With 1080p HD video, 110° wide-angle lens, and 30-feet night vision, this pet camera will let you keep tabs on your fur friend anytime, anywhere. Use the app to consult a vet for real-time advice and get notified if your pet barks, meows, or moves around.

eufy Security Solo IndoorCam | Was $54.99 (opens in new tab)

eufy Security Solo IndoorCam | Was $54.99, now $35.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Offering amazing clarity and smart integration that let's you connect your camera to your Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, this beauty tracks and follows moving objects and can pan 360° horizontally or tilt 96° vertically to get a clear view of the whole room.

Ring Indoor Camera | Was $59.99 (opens in new tab)

Ring Indoor Camera | Was $59.99, now $44.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 25% on the ever-popular and compact Ring Indoor Camera that let's you see, hear and speak to your pets from your phone, tablet or select Echo device. With easy set up and live view, simply plug in to a standard outlet and you're good to go. 

Kasa Indoor Pan/Tilt Smart Security Camera | Was $34.99 (opens in new tab)

Kasa Indoor Pan/Tilt Smart Security Camera | Was $34.99, now $29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Quality pet cameras don't come much more affordable than this one that lets you live stream from anywhere. With real time motion and sound detection, instant notifications, night vision, two-way audio and secure local storage, this little beauty is well worth considering. 

A decent pet camera can offer you a huge amount of peace of mind if you're a busy pet parent who tends to be out and about a lot. With one of these nifty devices, you can check in on your pet whenever you want to see what they're up to and ensure they're doing okay without you.

Most pet cameras have very similar features, so while you can certainly purchase the Furbo dog camera if you'd like to be able to toss treats to your pup, for most of us, an affordable model will get the job done just as well. At under $50, if you've been wanting to try a pet camera but haven't been able to justify the price, now's a great time to give one a whirl. 

Want more bargains? Be sure to check out our favorite Cyber Monday pet deals.

Kathryn Rosenberg

Kathryn is a freelance writer who has spent the past two years dividing her writing time between her two great loves - pets and health and wellness. When she’s not busy crafting the perfect sentence for her features, buying guides and news pieces, she can be found hanging out with one very mischievous Cocker Spaniel, drinking copious amounts of Jasmine tea and attempting to set numerous world records for the longest ever FaceTime calls with her family back home in NZ.