Pet Treater Dog Box Review + Coupon – June 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. One-time boxes are also available for $34.99.
The Products: Treats, toys, and helpful items for dog owners (leashes, poop bags, grooming supplies, etc.).
Ships to: U.S. (free)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
There’s not a traditional information card with this subscription, but you get a couple of other inserts relating to themes, products, etc.
Out Bar (lamb, 2.5 oz) – Value $3.13 (buy a box of 12 for $37.50)
These are designed to replace your dog’s normal food if you are out and about (e.g., while hiking). I like that the main ingredients are lamb and lamb liver. This is also grain free, but there are a lot of carbohydrates in there from buckwheat, lentils, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and green peas, so this is probably something Nyx can’t risk (she does OK with chickpeas but I’m not sure about the rest). Not a problem, I know lots of dogs I could pass this along to!
Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations 3-Cheese Pleaser – Value $1.35
We get an Emmy’s cookie in pretty much every Pet Treater box now. These do contain grain so would not be suitable for dogs with wheat allergies, but are OK for most other dogs. I like that there are seasonal items from a small producer in this box!
Mount Everlasting Himalayan Chew (2 oz, “large” for <35 pound dog) – Value $11.22
Although this is called size “large,” it also says on the package it is for dogs weighing less than 35 pounds. (It appears the “monster” size is for dogs over 70 pounds.) I do think this is a little bit too small to give to a dog Nyx’s size, that it could be a choking hazard.
SmartPaw Honeycomb Big Bone – Value $10?
These are out of stock everywhere I could think of to look (eBay, Amazon, Walmart, etc.) so the value is a guess. Nyx had pulled pieces off of this in a matter of seconds so I had to take it away from her. I would not recommend this toy for destructive chewers. Some Amazon reviews suggest this can be dangerous so be very cautious.
Arm and Hammer Gum Hugging Finger Brush (3 pack) – Value $2.68 (this price is 1/3 of an eBay listing for several related items)
Although oral hygiene is important for dogs (especially dogs like Nyx who can’t eat hard food or treats), and although Nyx is tolerant of me sticking my hand in her mouth (she takes about 30 pills a day for her IBD), this was kind of difficult to use. She thought it was a toy and wanted to eat it. That may just be my dog, though.
Exclusively Dog Lickorish Chews (strawberry, 7 oz) – Value $4.59
You’ll get a lot of Exclusively Dog treats in Pet Treater, but this seems to be a quality, made-in-the-USA brand. These are free of wheat, soy, and corn, which is great. These have barley and potatoes, though, so they are also out for Nyx (in fairness, Nyx can have only about two types of treats I’ve discovered so far). These will be fine for most dogs, including dogs with allergies. They contain fish oil which can help with the joints and skin/coat issues.
Foufit Freeze ‘n Float Pupsicle – Value $7.99
You soak this in water and then freeze it. Nyx loves ice and I think this is a great idea, but this is really too small to give to her. The Amazon product listing says it is designed for small breed dogs, which she definitely isn’t. I will pass this along to a neighbor.
Outward Hound Pal Pak Harness (large, monster) – Value $11.52
These are basically saddlebags, but for dogs. I do think the appearance is hilarious. Unfortunately, even though Nyx is just barely over the top weight limit for this size (this one runs 55-85 pounds), it is just not big enough for a deep Rottweiler chest.
Animal Planet Plush Toy with Squeaker (bear) – Value $8?
I can’t find this online anywhere. I have assigned a value based on similar items. The age of a plush toy doesn’t really matter, though! Anyway, Nyx enjoyed this (see below) although she did put a hole in it pretty quickly.
Sportline Wrist Wallet – Value $14.78
I have a Fitbit One and the sleeve that comes with it for sleeping is terrible. I think this can be adapted to hold my Fitbit while sleeping so it will be useful to me in that regard. I’m saving it until my current sleeve runs out.
Nyx’s strategy with toys lately has been “let me position myself at an angle where you can’t take pictures of my face…”
Here are a few shots of her on the floor with the bear.
I like how she’s totally owning that hole she made in the toy here.
And I always love shots with her tongue sticking out!
Verdict: I calculated a value of $75.26 for the June Pet Treater dog subscription box. Although that is a good value, at about three times the price of the subscription, this wasn’t the greatest month for us. There were too many items that were too small for Nyx or otherwise potential choking/intestinal blockage hazards. That’s a little weird, honestly, as usually Pet Treater does a good job with size-appropriate items. I guess this was just an off month.
What do you think of the June 2017 Pet Treater box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?