Pet Treater Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 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.
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use coupon code BARKICECREAM to receive two FREE pints of Puppy Cake Ice Cream with any subscription option – one time box, monthly, 3, 6, and 12 month plans.
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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There’s not a traditional information card with this subscription, but you get a couple of other inserts relating to themes, products, etc.
Open Road Portable Pet Bowls (2 count, 36 ounce capacity) – Value $1.25?
I could only find eBay listings that had ended and closeout sites that were out of stock so I’ve used the value from one of those (a different design, but the same basic item). These are BPA-free and resealable and actually pretty useful if you are going to travel by car with your dog, because you can zip up some kibble in there and feed your dog when you stop, without breaking out a regular bowl and a large bag of food.
Animal Planet Plush Toy (fox with tennis ball body) – Value $8?
I’ve based the value here on similar toys; I can’t find this product online. (We got another Animal Planet dog toy last month and I also couldn’t find that one, so chances are, these have been discontinued. It’s not a big deal for toys because they are non-perishable.) Nyx naturally went to work trying to pull the head and/or tail out of the tennis ball, though she hasn’t yet succeeded (I’m watching her like a hawk for safety reasons).
Magic Coat Bath Time Ultra-Comfort Folding Kneeling Caddy (16.5” x 29.5”) – Value $5.91
I did not realize at first that this was also a caddy in addition to being a mat. Unfortunately, an item like this is not of much use to me because Nyx can’t climb the stairs so she can’t have baths in the tub – we wash her outside in the driveway with a hose, or at a Petco with self-dog-wash facilities in bad weather. I will be passing this on to someone with a smaller dog.
Petlou 20” Monkey Stick – Value $12.98
Anything called a “monkey stick” can’t be too bad. Nyx saw this when I was photographing the items from the box and she followed me around until I let her have it. It made a hilarious deep sound when she moved it around and the nose also seems to have a squeaker. This didn’t make for the best pictures in the world, but it was definitely size-appropriate and Nyx enjoyed it a lot. I did have to take it away when she started pulling off the fur and swallowing it, though.
Puppy Scoops in Maple Bacon – Value $5
This is ice cream for dogs; you actually see this product pretty often in Pet Treater. You add hot water and then freeze it. Unfortunately, this has a few ingredients that won’t work for Nyx, but my mom’s dog loves this stuff, so I will be sending it her way.
Three Dog Bakery Fetch It Sticks (2 count) – Value $2?
I didn’t see these on the Three Dog Bakery website, but I’m not sure if it means they are exclusive to the box or if they are discontinued (with this subscription, either could be possible). These arrived broken and kind of crumbly (so I didn’t open the bag) but dogs shouldn’t care about that too much. I am not sure of the ingredients, though, so proceed with caution if your dog has allergies or food sensitivities.
I’d Rather Be With My Dog Grain Free Trainers in Turkey and Pumpkin (5 oz) – Value $6.49
These are Paleo-inspired dog treats and don’t contain grains, gluten, etc. They are made in the USA and the expiration date on my bag was fairly late in 2018. Please note that if your dog has allergies or food intolerances that this does also contain chicken, chicken meal, and gelatin from pigs, although turkey is the first ingredient. (This isn’t really sneaky or shady considering that almost all dog foods and treats, even super premium brands, do the same thing.)
Güd from Burt’s Bees Natural Cleansing Wipes in Grapefruit and Thyme (10 count) – Value $1.79
Güd from Burt’s Bees Natural Cleansing Wipes in Blood Orange Flower (10 count) – Value $1.79
These appear to have been discontinued as they are only available from third-party sellers on Amazon and eBay and closeout sites. Although I think it is a good idea to keep things like this around (we recently had a plumbing issue and couldn’t take showers for a few days and I really came to appreciate Yuni Shower Sheets, to which these wipes are similar), these were dried out. I find that you really can’t keep wipes in this type of package for too long, even if unopened.
Here’s Nyx, enjoying the monkey toy:
Verdict: I calculated a value of around $45 for the July Pet Treater dog subscription box. That is quite a bit above the cost of the subscription on a month-to-month basis. Nyx enjoyed the toys quite a bit, and although we can’t use everything, we’ll be able to gift some of the items to other dog owners. I’m a little disappointed at how many closeout items were in this box, but at least the Puppy Scoops and training treats had long shelf lives ahead of them.
What do you think of the July 2017 Pet Treater box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?