Pet Treater Dog Box Review + Coupon – March 2017
Pet Treater is a subscription box for dogs. Select from small (up to 20 pounds), medium (21-50 pounds), and large (51+ pounds).
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This review is of the Large Dog Size, $24.99 a month, box. My dog Nyx, a Rottweiler, is about 86 pounds right now.
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: U.S. (free)
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At first, I was disappointed not to see the meme pasted in the lid, but they printed it on a card instead, so all is good. (Actually, now I can save it and tape it to the refrigerator or something! I’m not normally a small dog person but pugs are pretty cute.)
I guess there is supposed to be a St. Patrick’s Day theme to the box, but that is really only evident in one of the items. Oh well, no big deal.
It looks like Pet Treater is changing things up with the literature included in the box. Instead of a letter on paper this month, it was on this card, along with a photo of a subscriber’s dog enjoying last month’s items.
There was also a gift card from Hello Fresh. I have received so many of these at this point that I have run out of snarky things to say about them.
Exclusively Dog Mini Grahams (8 oz) – Value $9.25
These are made with graham flour (which is a type of wheat flour, so they may not be good for dogs with food sensitivities). They are both natural and kosher and they are made in the USA. Plus, this item is still currently in production and the expiration date was reasonably far into the future.
Dingo Market Cuts Farm Bites (16 oz) – Value $16.99
This, however, seems to be a closeout item. I can only find it from third party sellers on Amazon and on eBay, as well as from discount sites. (It was not expired, though.) These are made in the USA (so important for chicken-based treats in this style) and they are also free of wheat, corn, and soy, which are allergy-triggers for a lot of dogs.
Petlou 18” Bite Me Bone – Value $9.99
This seems to be available from a lot of closeout sellers/resellers, but also appears to still be currently in production (the manufacturer makes you log into see the price for a case so I linked to an eBay listing instead). This is quite large but it lasted more than 10 minutes with Nyx (she’ll get to play with it again) and she did seem to enjoy it quite a bit.
Plush Puppies 28” Dog Toy – Value $10?
I can find a lot of toys from this brand online but I haven’t been able to locate this particular one. Most of these seem to be selling for around $10 so that’s where I’ll estimate the value. This didn’t last super long (a leg came off) but Nyx sure had fun destroying it. It is another appropriately-sized toy for a large dog, but it should work for a 50 or 660-pound dog, as well.
Sprigs Earbags – Value $15
I knew I had seen these somewhere before. Like Anna, who got them in the Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome, I live in Georgia and don’t have a ton of use for these. Also I have six ear piercings on each side, including two in the upper cartilage on each side, and things covering my ears are usually uncomfortable because of the earrings there. Anyway, I am sure I can find someone in my extended family (most live in Missouri and a few as far north as New York) who will appreciate these more.
Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations Seasonal Cookie (three cheese pleaser) – Value $1.35?
I can’t find the St. Patrick’s Day-themed treats on the Emmy’s site, so I’ve linked to a page with a lot of other shapes and used the price for those other shapes. These do have wheat and corn, so be careful if your dog has allergies or food sensitivities. In general, though, I think it is nice to get a seasonal item from a small producer.
I like the Nature’s Miracle brand but this product is not really a winner. I couldn’t get the flashlight to work (suspect the batteries are dead as this may have been sitting around in a warehouse for awhile). And it was pretty much impossible to bring a bag out of the dispenser; I think I would need needle nose pliers to grip one. I actually tried for a few minutes to get the bag compartment open (the package SAYS it is easy but I disagree) and couldn’t. Oh well, I don’t walk Nyx at night because she is black and also because she has bad knees due to muscle loss from her inflammatory bowel disease and IBD medication.
Here are some photos of Nyx enjoying the bone toy. This was almost too big for her to pick up in her mouth, but that didn’t stop her from trying. She had a lot of fun with this and didn’t want to give it up when it was time for bed.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $67.46 for the March Pet Treater dog subscription box. Not everything was a hit, although the toys were definitely appreciated and almost meet the cost of the box on their own. I would say this was a pretty typical month for Pet Treater so if you like what you see (and if your dog doesn’t have grain allergies), then this would be a pretty good box for you. Also, if your dog is a large breed and you find the toys in other dog subscription boxes too small, I will say this for Pet Treater: they send some of the most size-appropriate toys I receive each month.
What do you think of the March 2017 Pet Treater box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?