Pet Treater Dog Box Review + Coupon – September 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 of the Large Dog Size, $24.99 a month, box. My dog Nyx, a Rottweiler, is about 84 pounds right now.
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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.
The Products: Treats, toys, and helpful items for dog owners (leashes, poop bags, grooming supplies, etc.).
Ships to: US (free)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This box included a letter addressed to Nyx!
There was also a card with a photo of a dog wearing the bowtie from last month and a theme spoiler for next month.
And ANOTHER gift code for Hello Fresh. Is there anyone who doesn’t have enough of these to paper the walls in a small bathroom by now?
Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations Guitar – Value $1.35
Pet Treater has been including a lot of treats from Emmy’s lately. This one is not on their site, but it is an individual treat so I have linked to similar items and used the prices from those. I like that Pet Treater is getting some custom items from a small business; the guitar works with the “Elvis” box theme, too!
Elvis Lives “All Shook Up” Candle – Value $3.60
This was originally part of a set of 5 (linked to above). There is a review of one on Amazon where it appears that the burning candle got hot and left a black circle on some furniture, so be cautious with this. (The “For Your Human” sticker was, of course, covering the candle burning instructions on the bottom…)
Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Launcher (18” long) – Value $8.30
This is supposed to launch tennis balls up to 250 feet. There are two things preventing Nyx from getting to play with this. (1) She has to play inside only since she is immune-suppressed, and it is not a good idea to try to launch anything like that in the house (which is certainly not 250 feet long, in any case) and (2) Nyx loves tennis balls, but she doesn’t understand fetch. She understands “chase and then bring it only partway back and chew on it and don’t let anyone take it away from you.” So this will probably be passed on to someone else.
Puppycake Cheesecake Mix for Dogs in Peanut Butter Flavor (11 oz) – Value $7.99
This is grain free, which is wonderful. It also doesn’t have any meat proteins (except gelatin), though it does have dairy. All you do to prepare it is add hot water, mix up, and refrigerate.
Furimals Warming and Cooling Pet Mat (22.25 x 12 x 1.5 in) – Value $17.99
This has an internal part that can be heated in the microwave or chilled in the freezer/refrigerator (so kind of like those Pyrex food transportation containers). I am pretty sure Nyx would eat this if I tried to give it to her (we’ve been through 2 or 3 beds at this point so I stopped trying). This may work better for less destructive dogs.
Here is the unfolded mat. It is also pretty small (way too small for Nyx) so I have put it under a sunny window for the cats to enjoy.
Elvis Presley Pet Collection Blue Suede Shoe – Value $14.99
This was an appropriately-sized plush toy. Of course it didn’t last long with Nyx (see below). You will get a lot of plush toys from Pet Treater and there is no “heavy chewer” option, so just keep that in mind if you are thinking of subscribing.
Exclusively Dog Smores Flavor Sandwich Cremes (8 oz) – Value $4.85
These are vegetarian but has quite a lot of sugar and should definitely be fed to your dog only sparingly, as a treat. This does have wheat flour and graham flour (which is wheat-based) as well as some soy and dairy, so it may not be the best for dogs with allergies.
Here is Nyx with the shoe toy. You may notice some areas where she has lost fur on her front paw and nose. These are a result of her Cushing’s disease and we are working to reduce her prednisone dose and hopefully reverse the hair loss. Her next vet appointment about this issue is October 1!
Verdict: I calculated a value of around $59 for the September Pet Treater dog subscription box. I would say this value is about average for Pet Treater, and that the mix of contents is also about what you ought to expect from this subscription. I do think they’re doing better with the treats lately as they are either new (the Emmy’s cookie) or currently in production and not close to expiration. The toys are generally size-appropriate, although the dog supplies/extra dog items (in this case, the mat) will not always be. If you are thinking about this one, I’d suggest going back through some of the past reviews, because this subscription is pretty consistent in what it offers from month to month.
What do you think of the September 2016 Pet Treater box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?