Pet Treater Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2018
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.
NEW DEALS: Use coupon code DOGBED to get a free dog bed with the first month of the Pet Treater Dog Box. Or, if you’d rather save money off of this box, use coupon code PT-5OFF to save $5.00 off your first box.
The Products: Treats, toys, and helpful items for dog owners (leashes, poop bags, grooming supplies, etc.).
Ships to: U.S. (free)
Pet Treater January 2018 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, I honestly wasn’t sure, but then Nyx doesn’t care about themes:
You get some pictures of dogs so that’s always fun.
There are also usually some coupons and/or vouchers.
Animal Planet Crinkle Toy – Estimated Value $5
First off, I have no idea what animal this is supposed to be. It could be a squirrel, a raccoon, a beaver, or some weird hybrid of all three. From Nyx’s perspective, it doesn’t really matter – she thought this was pretty fun. It stood up to a little tugging, as well. I can never find these Animal Planet toys for sale online. The best I could do this time was another similar one from the same company sold out on Hollar for $5.
Love Fortune Cookie – Retail Value $8.45
How funny, I opened this and said, “this looks like something you can buy in the ‘gifts’ section at Target” and then I found it listed on Target’s website (may not be available in all areas). Anyway, Pet Treater usually includes a “for your human” item and I guess this is appropriate with Valentine’s Day coming up! (This has a hinge on one side and you can use pages from the included booklet or write your own.)
This book has some step-by-step procedures for teaching your dog tricks. Nyx is pretty smart (she is so good at recognizing sounds and associating them with what will happen next, especially anything related to the ice maker) but she isn’t trained at all. If I can find some small enough, Nyx-safe treats, we may try a few of these things.
Here’s a look inside.
Pet Treater 2018 Calendar – Estimated Value $10
This is a fun item. They took a lot of the pictures people sent in of their dogs with Pet Treater items over the last year and made them into a calendar (which I later realized was meant to fold into the shape of a triangle and stand up). Kind of wish it had come in the December box (this box arrived pretty late in January) but overall I still thought it was a nice inclusion. (I’ve estimated the value based on similar desk calendars.)
Here are a few pages from inside the calendar.
This is a new brand for us. These are Snapea Crisp-style treats for dogs (so they do have some chicken for palatability). These are limited ingredient treats that lack many of the allergens found in other dog treats (i.e., they’re free of wheat, corn, and soy), plus they’re made in the USA.
Chuck Wagon Cactus Dog Toy – Estimated Value $5.99
These seem to be sold out in most places but I found an ended eBay listing for two of them and I’ve taken the price from there. Nyx thinks this is pretty fun, though it is not super sturdy. It is size-appropriate but if your dog is destructive, carefully watch him or her with this toy. Please note this is natural latex rubber so handle the box items carefully if you have an allergy.
Dogs Love Kale Soft Chicken and Sweet Potato Treats with Moringa (4 oz) – Retail Value $9.99 (found here for $5.99)
These are soft treats that are again low on the allergens (except chicken). They are grain-free and soy-free and made in the USA. I think it is a little funny that superfoods are being promoted for dogs now (including flax, kale, and moringa here) but then, with Nyx, I am like, is there ANYTHING this dog can eat that won’t aggravate her IBD so I guess I don’t have the same standards. If these didn’t have chicken in them, she could have them – the flour base is from chickpeas. I will pass these along to a neighbor or coworker.
Nyx loves this, but I didn’t get a ton of good pictures from this photo session.
Verdict: There were 7 items in the January 2018 Pet Treater box. I estimated a total value of $65.37, but a lot of items were closeouts, sold out, etc. This subscription costs $24.99 on a month-to-month basis, so you are paying about $3.57 per item this month, which seems like a pretty good deal. Large dog toys typically cost quite a bit more than $3.57 each, as do full bags of treats. Nyx enjoyed the toys this month, as well.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your subscription would start with the February box.
Coupon – Use coupon code DOGBED to get a free dog bed with the first month of the Pet Treater Dog Box. Or, if you’d rather save money off of this box, use coupon code PT-5OFF to save $5.00 off your first box.
Value Breakdown: At $24.99 for the box, you are paying about $3.57 per item.
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