Pet Treater Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Aug 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 is a close-up of the meme on the inside of the box. I love the dog’s eyes. (Nyx would be very happy if every toy was a stick.)
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! (And also a note on what to do with one of the items if your dog has a large neck.)
There were also a couple of other cards with themes, photos, etc.
And a 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?
I had some help opening the box, as you can see. Sneaky REALLY wanted in there. (More on that in a bit.)
This had a tag on the box that said MSRP was $55! However, I can only find it for sale for much less than that, at overstock sites and from third party sellers on Amazon/eBay/etc. It seems Juicy Couture abandoned the trademark “JUICY CRITTOURE” over 8 years ago, though, so I am guessing this is a legitimate product but pretty old. Nyx has to use medicated shampoo for her skin condition (a side effect of being on prednisone) and I never much saw the point of conditioner for a Rottweiler, so I will be passing this on to another dog owner.
Here’s a closer look at the brush, with my hand for scale. This is not really an appropriate brush for Nyx’s coat in terms of size or bristle type.
Dog and Human Things To Do List Notepad – Value $1
There is always one item “for humans” in Pet Treater. It is usually marked with a sticker although this month it wasn’t. I will use this when I have need for scraps of paper. (Note: Nyx doesn’t sleep in our bed because she can’t climb stairs. But Mr. Kitty manages to take up about 7/8 of the bed, and he bites if you try to move him.)
I could only find this on eBay (just try searching for “dog things to do” on Google) and if I am reading the listing correctly, $10 covers the cost of a box of 10 of these pads, so I have divided to get the value of one pad.
Petlou 23” Raccoon – Value $13.29
You will see a lot of Petlou plushes in Pet Treater. They are size appropriate and hold up relatively well. I knew this had a squeaker in the body, but Nyx found an additional squeaker in the tail.
Multipet Rope and Rubber Ball – Value $9.63
This has both rope and rubber and is a good size for a large dog. Nyx can destroy rope but rubber usually holds up when she chews it, so we will see. (Nyx ALWAYS gets supervised with new toys, so don’t worry about that.)
Dingo Market Cuts Chicken Jerky (8 oz) – Value $8.91
These don’t expire until next year (I always check) and are currently in production, so that is great. They are made in the USA and have no byproducts (they’re 100% chicken). One area Pet Treater is improving is in the treats they send out. But, Nyx can’t have chicken because of her IBD, so sadly, I can’t share her opinion of these.
6” Chicky Twizzies All Natural Dog Chew – Value $3.99
These are grain free and made in the USA. The first two ingredients are chicken meal and chicken hearts and they are said to be “non-staining” and “100% digestible.” Reviews on Amazon suggest these don’t last very long, though.
Aha! THIS is what Sneaky wanted out of the box. (I didn’t actually give it to her. She would’ve run off with it and I would’ve found it under some piece of furniture in a few months or years.)
This wraps around a water bottle and is a good way to transport fresh water for your dog for summer or other outdoor activities. (This item varies WIDELY in price depending on where you look.)
Natural Dog Company Paw Soother (0.15 oz) – Value $1.35
At first I thought this was a lip balm. I’m glad I read the card before using it, because it is definitely NOT a lip balm – instead, you put it on irritated dog paws to help soothe them and make them less rough. These are vegan and made with ingredients that are safe if dogs lick it off their paws. I think this size is more of a sample; it comes in a larger form that would be easier to use on a large breed dog.
Bowtie – Value $1.38
This would’ve made for a cute picture if my dog’s fur wasn’t primarily black. I appreciate Pet Treater switching things up every now and then, though. Usually they send out bandanas.
Here are a few shots of Nyx enjoying the raccoon toy. We took this away after five minutes because she has a little sore in her mouth (she is going to the vet soon to have a look at that, among other things) but it is still intact and she’ll be able to play with it again.
Verdict: I calculated a value of around $59 for the August Pet Treater dog subscription box. That is more than double the cost of the box, which is nice (and fairly typical for Pet Treater). I think this month had more of a “closeout” feel than usual, though, since I actually DID find everything online, and most of it at places like eBay or from third-party sellers on Amazon. Of course, the hit for Nyx was the plush raccoon, and I have to admit I always enjoy when Sneaky bites things.
What do you think of the August Pet Treater box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?