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Amazon Dog Food and Treats Sample Box Review – July 2017

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From time to time, Amazon releases certain sample boxes for Prime Members. The Dog Food and Treats Sample Box samples 7 items including full meals, treats, and meal toppers. Plus, you’ll get the cost of the box back as a credit to use on qualifying items.

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The Box: Dog Food and Treats Sample Box

Ths Cost: $11.99 (Get $11.99 back in credit a week after it ships)

The Products: Dog food and treat samples.

And in case you missed any of the other free-after-credit boxes, check out all the Amazon Sample Boxes!

A majority of the box consists of meal toppers and full meals.

BLUE Sizzlers Original Pork – 6 oz bag – Value $6

One of two treat items comes from the brand Blue Buffalo.

There are no artificial flavors, preservatives, or colors + no ground wheat, corn, gluten meal, or wheat flour – these are perfect for Buckles.

He just about lost his mind of these treats – even as I look at the bag for review, he’s immediately into ‘give me that treat’ mode – these are a huge hit.

Pet Naturals Calming Natural Behavior Support Formula – .2 ounce (8 treats) – Value $2.13

I’m basing the value off of a 30 pack of these – and applying it to an 8-treat bag.

These treats are made to help stressed out pups with ingredients added to help lower their stress and stay calm.

Each treat is a cute little bone shape! Why isn’t Buckles pictured? Well, the jig is up for Pet Naturals of Vermont. At 10 year old, he has some hip problems, and we give him treats to help that – one happened to be this exact brand. After 2-3 days, he identified that this wasn’t a “true” treat and flat out rejects them – it applies to the entire brand apparently! But, I will say, they did help his joints while he ate them – so I can see these being legit – does anyone use these?

The rest of this review consists of full meals or meal toppers – we don’t change Buckles’ diet, so it’s the last you’ll see of Buckles in this review (sorry)!

The Honest Kitchen Force Grain Free Dog Food – .3 ounces – Value $2.16

This value is based on the 2-pound option.

The Honest Kitchen makes human grade dog food – these cups are made to be easy meals (or to be put on top of an existing meal).

The instructions are rather simple – add water and wait about 3 minutes – like ramen noodles!

CESAR Home Delights Adult Wet Dog Food – Value $.71 (based on 24-pack)

The second full meal option is a ready to eat wet meal from Cesar.

Buckles doesn’t have a lot of wet meals, and we didn’t want to waste this dog food, so we kept this one sealed. This can be used as a meal, or you could also pour a bit on top of your dog’s food.

Natural Balance High Protein Dry Food – 4 ounces – Value $1.06 (based on 64-ounce size)

This is a little sample of their dog food that you can only really buy in “dog food sized” bags.

I did give Buckles one little taste of this kibble, and while he was a bit hesitant at first, he did eventually gobble it up and come back and ask for more. It’s 100% real turkey, with no grains, potatoes, or fillers – so if we ever switch up his food, this would be a good option.

I and love and you Naked Essentials Lamb + Bison – 4 ounces – Value $.57 (based on 11 lb version)

This is another kibble sampler.

I really like this kibble for a number of reasons – but mostly because it’s so small and bite-size for Buckles. He’s not a fan or having to break and crunch hard treats and food – so this being small is a plus. Like the previous food, he was really begging for more!

Like most of these treats, it’s grain-free with no filler!

Spot Farms Dehydrated Human Grade Dog Food – 1 oz – Value $.35 (based on 8 lb bag)

This is meant to be either a full meal or a food topper. Like the first meal, it’s as easy as “just add water” – you can’t beat that! I’ve never tried a food like this for any of my family dogs or Buckles – does anyone use and recommend these?

Verdict: The values add up to right around $13 – so you’re getting what you paid for, but don’t forget the major draw to these Amazon samples – you get the $12 spend back into your Amazon account to spend on select dog treats and food – so it could really just be free if your plan on ordering. Buckles is game for trying out treats, and he loved the treat options in this box, but I think he wishes there were fewer meals!

What did you think of the Amazon Dog Food and Treats Sample Box?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

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11 Comments

  1. Hey – just really quickly, it says “The Box: Amazon k-Cups Coffee Sample Box”.

    Great review! I think I’m gonna get this for our six (I know) puppers, since we can surely use the credit. Buckles is super cute!

    • Thank you!

  2. I give my dogs that brand of calming chews whenever we head to vet or groomer and around July 4th. They work really well, they take the edge off but don’t make them zombies! I call them doggie Valium!

  3. I switched my dog (pug/chi mix) from Blue Buffalo kibble to Healthy Kitchen dehydrated food about a year ago. Her allergies completely cleared up, she lost a pound in the past 10 months (1 more pound to go!) and her stomach is much less sensitive than it used to be.
    I used to think that her stomach was sensitive but could handle the kibble. Now I think the kibble was the problem. Now I can give her treats, meat, veggies, fruits, and she doesn’t have any issues. Now her diet is more varied and she’s happier than eating the same thing all the time. I really can’t say enough about Honest Kitchen.

  4. While we don’t change up our dog’s food, I looove getting samples of dog foods because I think they make for really interesting treats compared to products actually marketed as treats. Especially kibble-type dog foods for training treats.

  5. Both of my dogs liked the mush food as we call it in our house lol. I have a chihuahua and a weenie mix and they love them, don’t give them often but they are great in winter since the warm water makes it like a hot meal for them. The full size bag of the treats is available in a HUGE size and very cheap on amazon! We got that and a blue buffalo bag for the same price as the box so that’s what our credit went for. Loving the fact that they have no artificial food coloring in them

  6. I switched my dog from blue buffalo kibble to Honest Kitchen when she had some teeth pulled last year. I would never go back – not only does she prefer the smelly, warm food once it’s rehydrated, but her allergies have completely cleared up, she is more hydrated, and her stomach has become less sensitive. With the kibble, whenever I would give her even just a topper or some fresh veggies and meat, she’d end up with diarrhea. I thought that it meant only the kibble didn’t upset her system. Now however she can eat a much broader range of foods with no ill effects. I think the kibble was making her more sensitive.

    Also she had been steadily gaining weight on kibble – I’m happy to report that she last nearly a pound this year without even trying! She is only 13 pounds so one pound was a big deal. My vet is happy.

    I really can’t say enough good things about Honest Kitchen. Also when I got the 2 LB size, it was enough to give it a good try and had a $10 off coupon for a larger size. It’s expensive, but I have seen really good results in my dog.

    The only thing is the smell – not really bad, but noticeable. She seems to like the smell! She usually eats right away now and licks the bowl clean!

  7. We’ve tried multiple brands of the “just add water” meals at one point (including both the brands featured) in different flavors as a stand alone and my pup would not eat it. She would sniff and look at it in disdain like it was reconstituted ramen noodles.

    I think they are nice in theory (being human grade) but they did not work for us.

    • Good to know – I think Buckles would have the same reaction since he’s just super picky!

    • My dogs are super picky and they like it if I mix it with their regular kibble! And it’s really helped their allergies clear up and their coats look very shiny! I used my credit to buy more of the honest one.

  8. My 13 year old gets the Greenie joint care sticks. He doesn’t care if it’s to HELP him or not. He loves treats of almost any kind! Unlike our 4 year old, who is a picky princess. 🙂

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