PetPack Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2016
PetPack is a monthly subscription box for dogs or cats. Expect to receive treats, toys, and other useful supplies. If you choose a six-month subscription, you can customize your box to suit your pet’s needs (heavy chewer, no toys, etc.). PetPack donates 10% of their proceeds to shelters, rescues, and pet organizations.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: PetPack (for dogs)
The Cost: $29 + $5 shipping to the use and $10 shipping to Canada; save with longer subscriptions
COUPON: Use code MSA2016 to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: 4-5 full-sized products chosen to make your pet happy and healthy
Ships to: US for $5 and Canada for $10
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The box included an information card with a list of items and a monthly message.
Harry Barker Gingham Bone Toy (large, green) – Value $14
This was not the longest-lasting toy ever, but Nyx liked it pretty well (see below).
These have natural fiber from pumpkin (really nice to help dogs get firmer stools if that is a problem with your dog) as well as digestive enzymes and probiotics. They are free of wheat, which is great, although they do have oat and barley so Nyx can’t have them. They will be passed along to another dog to enjoy.
Exclusively Dog Peanut Butter Bone with Flaxseed (3 oz) – Value $4.49
This is made in the USA and is free of wheat, corn, and soy. You can break it up into smaller pieces (probably what you should do, as it is a large treat even for a large breed dog). I’ve been seeing this brand a lot lately in dog subscription boxes but it seems like a good brand that uses high quality ingredients, so I’m all right with that!
Tea for Spot Tea Party (20 tea bags) – Value $9.95
Well, this is interesting. It is (caffeine-free) tea for dogs. Obviously you wait for the “tea” to cool before letting your dog drink it and in addition to things like rooibos, decaf green tea, and turmeric, it has chicken and chicken broth. These last two ingredients are probably why dogs would drink it! It comes with a warning on the side that says “If your dog is pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or has a serious medical condition, consult a holistic practitioner before use.”
First off, Nyx definitely is on medication and has a serious medical condition (inflammatory bowel disease and now also Cushing’s disease as a result of being on prednisone long term), plus she can’t have chicken, so this is out for her. But, I would also strongly urge you to consult a licensed veterinarian with a DVM degree rather than a generic “holistic practitioner” in any case. (Some DVMs do holistic medicine in addition to traditional work.)
Here are some shots of Nyx enjoying the bone toy.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $38.86 for the August 2016 PetPack for dogs. That is one of the best values I’ve seen for this subscription box, and it exceeds the cost of the box plus shipping by a few dollars. Nyx enjoyed the toy and the two treats seemed pretty high quality. Not sure what I think of the tea, but if anyone has tried it on their dog and has an opinion, do let us know in the comments!
What do you think of the August 2016 PetPack? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?