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    Wednesday
    Mar112015

    Feed your dog a treat, from anywhere in the world via smart phone!

    You’ve heard of meet and greet? Well PetChatz is the first-ever Greet & Treat! It’s a videophone that lets pet owners remotely hear, see, greet and treat their pets from anywhere, anytime through their computer, tablet or smartphone. The two-way color camera and the microphone and speaker let you check-in and talk to your their pet through the PetChatz device. Whether or pet answers is up to him or her, but they will be able to see you on their LED TV screen. But wait, there’s more! You can remotely dispense a natural treat, namely the PetChatz Treatz by NutriSource. But the spokesperson at the show booth said other similar sized snacks should work find. But wait, there’s even more!  And this I don’t quite understand, but the PetChatz can also discharge a soothing scent (from the PetChatz Scentz Pads). Again the spokesperson said you could use your own scent on the pad. When I asked about the reason for the scent feature she said pets react to scents and if they hear the alert chime when you call them, the scent is an additional way to get their attention.  The PetChatz device is mounted over any electrical outlet near the baseboard in their home. Then it’s connected to the home WiFi network. And finally you connect to the device remotely by logging onto PetChatz.com on a computer, or downloading the PetChatz app on their smartphone or tablet. Since petcams don’t have built in color monitors or snack dispensers, this is premium priced at $349.00. 

    Video demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udlzRaB-pKg  

    And here's a short video on how to train your dog to use PetChatz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiPDDNK_6bA

    It’s here on Amazon along with more then two dozen reviews, as of 3/7/15: 

    PetChatz Greet & Treat Videophone 

    See or hear this show: www.twit.tv/giz1509  Goes live late 3/12/15

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