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How can I be sure that my dog isn’t getting upset when I leave the house?


I worry about my dog if I go out for a few hours. She shows no sign of distress when I get back, but my neighbours sometimes tell me she was barking. How can I be sure that she isn’t getting upset?


You can now buy simple cameras that connect up with your home wifi, and you can then observe your pet on your smart phone while you are away. Some of them (e.g. include the ability to send your smart phone notifications if your dog barks. So when you are alerted, you can check the camera to make sure your dog is OK. You can even use the device to throw a few treats to your pet from its built-in feed hopper.

If you are worried about your pet's health, visit the Petfix DIY Triage Checker or talk to your vet as soon as possible.