Pet Treater Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 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 do get a couple of inserts relating to different themes and products.
There was also a subscription referral card to pass along to a friend or family member with a dog, along with some treats.
If you make your own dog treats, you’ll enjoy this silicone pan, which lets you make treats in the shape of little dog paws. Nyx can’t have most treats (including a lot of the ingredients in homemade ones), so I am going to think of another way to use this. Some possibilities I thought of include making little decorative soaps or practicing with ICE Resin. (I found this for sale without Paula Deen’s picture and wonder if it was rebranded.)
These are made in the USA with malted barley. Although Nyx can’t have grain, I have definitely given malted barley treats to dogs in the past. (Just don’t give them hops!) These do have some chicken and pork-based ingredients, as well as rice and corn, so they may not be suitable for dogs with food allergies or intolerances.
I think this company has switched to selling treats in bags, but these should still stay good for a while (the expiration date is far in the future), so I’m not overly concerned. I think this company needs to update its product pages, though—they say these are grain-free, but also list barley and oats among the ingredients. Oops. They ARE free of wheat, corn, and soy and they’re made and sourced in the USA. They are small, hard dog cookies/biscuits.
Animal Planet Plush Bird Toy – Value $12.00?
Animal Planet Plush Duck Toy – Value $12.00?
I can’t ever find these for sale online, and Pet Treater sends out a lot of them. I suppose they were discontinued a while back and Pet Treater bought the closeout lot. I don’t really have a problem with that practice in terms of toys—the dog doesn’t know it’s older, and Nyx got very excited by both of these. They aren’t the sturdiest toys around. (The duck lasted longer than the other one.) Anyway, the value is an estimate based on similar items. Both were size-appropriate for a large dog.
Kikkerland Message Balloons – Value $5.99 (Retail Price $8.99)
There is always one “for your human” item in Pet Treater. This month, it was these balloons. These are sold out on all the sites I looked at, but the one I linked to at least lists the price. They come with stickers so you can put your own “ransom note” style of message on them. I haven’t used them yet because I am still trying to come up with a phrase for maximum comedic effect (and also a good occasion). But they are a fun thing to have on hand.
Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations Cookie – Value $1.35
Most months, you’ll get a dog cookie from Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations. The shapes are usually custom made for Pet Treater, but all the single cookies on the Emmy’s site are priced about the same, so I’ve estimated the value from there. Unfortunately, these are not the grain-free ones, so I’ll have to pass it along to a neighbor or coworker’s dog to enjoy. But it is nice to see Pet Treater supporting a small business and to get something you don’t see in every other dog subscription box.
Verdict: I calculated a value of around $54.00 for the September Pet Treater dog subscription box (going by the lowest prices—going by retail prices, the value is about $64.00). That is about average for this subscription. I also would say the box contents are representative of the types of items you should expect to receive. Nyx definitely enjoyed the toys, which are always her main draw for a dog subscription box due to her inflammatory bowel disease, and you will pretty much always get a few unique things here that you don’t see in other dog subscription boxes.
What do you think of the September 2017 Pet Treater box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?