Webcams have long been a standard tool for pet boarding facilities. By giving customers a visual check–in on their pets from afar, pet hotels have offered customers peace of mind that comes with being able to view their pet. However, webcams also have been known to create angst for pet owners who think Brutus looks lonely or sad during webcam visits. These anxious pet parents will often call the pet hotel to complain about their lonely, sad pet.

Now, a new generation of interactive “treat cams” is turning webcams on their head. With two–way connections that allow owners to chat with their, pets, dispense treats and even release soothing aromatherapy, these interactive systems complement a boarding facility’s services by offering a real–time, remote interaction that boosts peace of mind for pet owners and could mean big business for boarding facilities.

Read the full article from Pet Boarding and Daycare Magazine here.