Pet Treater Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Feb 2016
Pet Treater is a subscription box for dogs. Select from small (up to 20 pounds), medium (21-50 pounds), and large (51+ pounds). This review is for a large dog box. My dog Nyx, a Rottweiler, is about 84 pounds right now.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
Here’s a first look at the contents.
The Subscription Box: Pet Treater
The Cost: $24.99 per month on a month-to-month plan, with better deals for longer subscriptions. Tennessee residents will have to pay 9.5% sales tax.
COUPON: Use coupon code MYSUB-PTBED to get a free pet bed, of your size choice, with your first box!
The Products: Treats, toys, and helpful items for dog owners (leashes, poop bags, grooming supplies, etc.).
Ships to: US (free)
There was no information card in this box, but it did include a letter addressed to Nyx!
And I’m guessing this is a theme spoiler for the March box!
Juliet Bandana – Value $1 (?)
Sorry, Nyx couldn’t model this for you – while it does fit around her neck, it doesn’t really tie very well. Rottweiler necks are huge.
Hugglehounds Plush Heart – Value $5.98
Nyx loves plushes. She’s not always kind to them, but she loves them. So this was a hit.
Pur Luv Mini Sizzlin Strips (extra chewy chicken and sweet potato, 6 oz) – Value $4.13
These are made in the USA and contain no byproducts. I’m not so sure this is the current packaging, though, because these expire in May of this year, and the image looks a little different than what I found elsewhere online.
Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits Lamb Flavor (19 oz) – Value $12.29
This is a huge bag, over a pound. I don’t think this is part of the current Nature’s Recipe product line, though, because this bag expires next month (April 2016) and I can only find it from third-party sellers on Amazon. I’m kind of disappointed at getting two bags of treats that are near their expiration dates.
Carolina Biscuit Co. Naturally Healthy Dog Biscuits (vegan and grain free parsley hearts, 4 oz) – Value $6.50
This bag came open during shipping and many of the biscuits were kind of crushed. (I salvaged what I could for the photo.) I’m happy to have discovered this company, though – they make a lot of treats that have limited ingredients and should be suitable for dogs with allergies and dietary issues.
Hugglehounds Ruff-Tex Warthog – Value $12.45
Apparently I need to work on my animal identification skills because this is called “Tony the Pony” on Amazon. It squeaks so Nyx loves it. Not super long-lasting, though, but most toys aren’t with her.
Markings by C.R. Gibson 240 Page Journal – Value $9
Pet Treater always includes something “for your human” and this month it is this journal. I can’t find this on the C.R. Gibson site (it is probably a discontinued style) so I am estimating the value based on some of their other offerings. I will put this with my stash of notebooks from subscription boxes and it will get used. I will never have to buy a small notebook again!
ASPCA Collection Fleece Pet Throw (35 x 50 inches) – Value $8
This is another item I can’t find currently for sale online. I took the value from a fleece throw of the same size I found on Amazon. I think the cats will use this (if I fold up a new blanket anywhere, whatever cat whose fur will show up the most against the color of the blanket will immediately sit on it…).
Hugglehounds Floppy Sole Large Bright Blue – Value $12.95
Nyx thought this was pretty awesome. And it was size-appropriate. So that’s basically a win. Except when it comes to durability…
Here’s Nyx with the blue monster toy.
And here are the toy’s arms, which she removed.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $72.30 for the February Pet Treater Dog Subscription Box. Strictly from a value perspective, that is a great deal. However, I’m disappointed that the treats were so close to expiration and that so many of the items are only available as closeouts or from third-party sellers on Amazon (who probably got them the same place Pet Treater did). Perhaps this is a matter of personal preference, but I like being introduced to new items and brands in subscription boxes rather than getting stuff that’s been out for awhile and may no longer be available. Nyx did like the toys and I’m happy to have found Carolina Biscuit Company, though!
What do you think of the February 2016 Pet Treater box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?