MSA is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Read the full disclosure.

Pet Treater Dog Box Review + Coupon – December 2016


Pet Treater is a subscription box for dogs. Select from small (up to 20 pounds), medium (21-50 pounds), and large (51+ pounds).


My Subscription Addiction paid for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Large Dog Size, $24.99 a month, box. My dog Nyx, a Rottweiler, is about 84 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)

Check out all our Pet Treater reviews and lots of other great boxes for dogs in the Pet Subscription Box Directory!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!


This box included a letter for Nyx!


And this meme, which I think is really funny for some reason.



There was also a card with the Pet Treater Pet of the Month and an info card for this month.


And ANOTHER gift code for Hello Fresh. There must be a warehouse full of these somewhere.


Siesta Time “Lights Out” Pet Throw from Vo-Toys (37 x 29 inches) – Value $7.99?

This is not a particularly useful item for a full-grown Rottweiler (well, Nyx would try to eat it , anyway, in addition to it being too small for her). I have given it to the cats. You will see a white spot on the front; there was a sticker there that said “inspected by metal detector” and it left that residue when I pulled it off. (I could only find ended listings on eBay for the price reference.)


Puppycake Wheat-Free Cake Mix in Red Velvet (9 oz) – Value $6.99

Pet Treater sent out the Puppycake ice cream last month. I’m not sure a dog cares about red velvet flavor but I know my mom’s dog loves some of the Puppycake products I’ve given her in the past, so I think I will send this back to Missouri since Nyx is currently recovering from a bit of an IBD relapse.

Exclusively Dog Sausage Bits (7 oz) – Value $7.59

These are made in the USA and are free of wheat, corn, and soy – all important things to look for in dog treats. Plus, they are small, so they will work for small dogs or as training treats for large dogs.


I (heart) Bacon 2017 Wall Calendar – Value $16.45

Every month, Pet Treater sends one item “for your human.” I realize I may be in the minority, but I find bacon to be repulsive. (But then, I have been a vegetarian for over 23 years.) So this was kind of a fail for me. I will find someone else to pass it on to.


Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations Santa Cookie – Value $1.75

We’ve been getting a lot of Emmy’s cookies from Pet Treater. I think it is nice that they have partnered with a small company. And technically speaking, this box came before Christmas (by like one day) so it is seasonal.

Plush Puppies Light Up Candy Cane Headband (L) – Value $15.62

The candy canes were supposed to light up but they didn’t work. This was big enough for Nyx. But she DID NOT like it. She spent the whole time it was on, trying to get it off. At least it was not as violent an episode as the time I tried to put an e-collar on her.


Seasonal Kerchief – Value $3?

We’ve been getting an average of one of these per month from Pet Treater. They do fit Nyx, although she doesn’t understand the concept of modeling for the camera.


Kikkerland Elephant Dog Toy – Value $9.36

Nyx loves rope toys so this was a win. And it was more durable than I thought it would be. I could only find these on eBay’s UK site.

Zanies Barnyard Unstuffables Large Mouse – Value $9.28

I would not have known this was a mouse without the product tag. I thought it was a squirrel (Nyx loves squirrels). I also did not know Zanies made dog toys (I’m familiar with their cat toys). As you might expect, Nyx loved this, but it did not last terribly long.


So I tried to take a picture of Nyx in the candy cane antlers for you. But all the pictures turned out like this. Because she spent the whole time it was on, trying to get it off.




Playing with the elephant toy was much more agreeable!

Verdict: I calculated a value of $78.03 for the December Pet Treater dog subscription box. That’s better than average for this box. I am happy that the treats appear to be new, currently-in-production items (there have been some closeout issues in the past), although I was bummed that the antlers didn’t work and that the blanket was too small and of course I did not enjoy receiving a bacon calendar. So the value was good but the items were iffy for this month. However, my evaluation is based on my personal taste and your mileage may vary.

What do you think of the December 2016 Pet Treater box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?

Pet Treater

How do subscribers rate Pet Treater?

per month
Created with Sketch.

Never miss a post: get email alerts about Pet Treater!

Enable notifications () to get the latest Pet Treater spoilers, reviews, deals, and news delivered to your inbox.

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

Posted in Pet Treater Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Dogs| Tags: Pet Treater | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. I had the same problem with my Candy Cane headband. Then I spotted a little white tab on the top. its really hidden in the red fluff. Once I removed the tab it lit up.

    • Yeah, mine was as simple as removing the battery saver tab. Worked just fine. Another great box. I got holiday cookie mix instead of cake mix 🙂

Please do not enter your email address in the Name field or in the comment content!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Remember to post with kindness and respect. Comments with offensive language, cruelness to others, etc will not be approved. See our full comment policy here.