Pet Treater Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 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 87 pounds right now.
About Pet Treater
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)
Pet Treater December 2017 Review
There’s not a traditional information card with this subscription so there’s not always a stated theme, but you will usually see some commonalities running throughout the box contents. This month, as you might expect, there were a lot of Christmas-themed items in the box:
You get some pictures of dogs so that’s always fun.
There are also usually some coupons and vouchers.
These are single-ingredient treats (i.e., they are 100% beef liver). They are made in the USA, which is important for dog treats. They seem to be making the rounds this month as this is not the first time I’ve seen them in a dog subscription box.
Gootoe Clucktastic Chicken Hexagon with Tomato, Cheese, and Calcium (8.8 oz) – Buy 6 Bags for $75.99
These are made in the USA from chicken breast and included added coconut oil. (A lot of dogs – and cats – like the taste of plain coconut oil, and it is good for their skin and hair.) These seem like they would be good for dogs that like to chew a lot. Nyx can’t have chicken so we’ll pass them along to a neighbor’s dog. (This is a good time to note that you will get a lot of treats with this subscription so it may not work for you if your dog has serious food issues.)
Home for the Holidays Travel Edition Coloring Book – Value $8.46
This is the 2016 edition of this book (there is a 2017 one with a different cover that also costs more), from what I can tell. But, there is nothing year-specific in it. I will probably gift this as I don’t find adult coloring books with teeny tiny spaces to color all that soothing, but I know some people who really love this sort of thing.
Here are a few sample pages from the coloring book.
Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations Cookie – Estimated Value $1.40
This particular design isn’t on the Emmy’s website. I am assuming this is a “medium” treat and assigning it a value based on the medium Santa treats from this page. You’ll receive a seasonal Emmy’s cookie in most Pet Treater boxes. I think it’s nice that they are partnering with a small business.
When I search for these online, I am turning up the chicken flavored ones only, and even those are usually out of stock. I am assuming they would cost the same. These are single-ingredient, USA-made treats that are not expired, though, so if your dog can have bacon, they should work pretty well for you.
I found these listed on several websites, generally out of stock. I don’t know if they’ve been discontinued or what, but like the bacon ones, these are single-ingredient treats made in the US and they were not expired. I do like getting grain-free treats in dog subscription boxes!
Naughty and Nice Kerchiefs (2 count) – Estimated Value $6
The value here is an estimate. These are identical (I’ve shown one flipped over so you can see the other side) and I’m not sure why we got two. These are printed on pretty cheap fabric that’s not very soft, but they are big enough to fit a Rottweiler neck, so there’s that. I’ve estimated the value since these aren’t available for purchase elsewhere online.
Bow Wow Pet Wild Woodland Double Tug – Estimated Value $12
Here is another toy I am having trouble finding online. However, there are a lot of similar (non-Christmas) toys on eBay and Amazon. I am guessing this is a closeout. Anyway, I’ve used the average price from the resellers where I could find this as the value – it seems reasonable based on my dog subscription box reviewing experience. This is a tug toy and that is Nyx’s favorite kind of toy! She managed to wrap half of it around her nose, which made her look really silly when she was playing with it. She hasn’t ruined it yet, either.
Bow Wow Pet Jumbo Knot Rope – Estimated Value $8
From what I can tell, Bow Wow pet makes toys that are sold under other companies’ names and logos, and they don’t offer e-commerce from their own website. It is luck of the draw whether you will find their items for sale elsewhere online. These Christmas ones seem to not exist outside of this subscription box! Anyway, I’ve estimated the value based on similar knot/rope toys. This one is of medium durability – Nyx didn’t destroy it right away, but it didn’t last through two play sessions, either. (For what it’s worth, she did enjoy it while it was around.)
Arkwright LLC 40 x 60 Cozy Soft Polar Fleece Throw – Estimated Value $12
Arkwright LLC is a wholesale-only outfit so I’ve estimated the value based on various other plain 40″ x 60″ fleece throws I found for sale elsewhere. I thought the coloring book was the “for your human” item this month, but maybe this throw is also for people? I know if I gave it to Nyx, she’d destroy it in an instant. If your dog is not so destructive, this might work to cover the sofa or car seat before your dog gets up there. But I will probably just put it over my lap when I am hanging out in the living room.
She wrapped the rope around her nose all on her own. Nyx has a talent for that sort of thing.
Verdict: There were 10 items in the December 2017 Pet Treater box. I had to estimate the values for most, if not all of them, as a lot were closeouts, items from last year, sold out, wholesale only, etc. Although I can make educated guesses about the values, I don’t know how useful it is to provide a total. This subscription costs $24.99 on a month-to-month basis, so you are paying about $2.50 an item, which seems like a pretty good deal. Large dog toys typically cost quite a bit more than $2.50 each, as do full bags of treats. Nyx enjoyed the toys this month and I’ll be able to gift a few of the items, so this month worked out well for us.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your subscription would start with the January box.
Coupon – For a limited time, use coupon code BLACKDOG to get your first Pet Treater dog box for only $10!
Value Breakdown: At $24.99 for the box, you are paying about $2.50 per item.
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