Pet gadgets are in fashion at Berlin’s Ifa tech show.
One start-up is at the event showing off a laser-equipped webcam that lets owners play with their cats and dogs from afar and feed them treats.
Petcube recently secured funding for a second generation of its hardware on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter.
But it faces competition from a growing number of similar products, not least Pawbo – another pet-cam maker, which was recently acquired by Taiwan’s tech giant Acer.
The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones reports.