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Pet Treater Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2018

Pet Treater March 2018 Box

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 box. (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 87 pounds right now.

Pet Treater March 2018 review

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)

Good to know: Pet Treater now offers a cat subscription option. And with coupon code CATPACK50, get your first box for $6.50!

Pet Treater March 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 (there were a few St. Patrick’s Day items), but then Nyx doesn’t care about themes:

You get some pictures of dogs so that’s always fun.

All for Paws Elastic Tug Mix Octopus

All for Paws Elastic Tug Mix Octopus – Retail Value $22.66

This was only available from third-party sellers on Amazon (in the US, anyway), so take the value with a grain of salt. Nyx did love this, though, and it seems pretty durable. The “legs” are made from various materials and add some textural interest. But mostly Nyx wanted to play tug.

Unique Petz Treat Launcher

Unique Petz Treat Launcher – Retail Value $4.58

This is another item only available from third-party sellers on Amazon. It launches dog treats (so you don’t have to throw them, I guess). It worked well enough but Nyx can only have one or two treats a day, and it’s not a good idea for her to go barreling around the house, so I’ll probably pass this along to someone with a more active dog.

Givepet “Breakfast All Day” Treats

Givepet “Breakfast All Day” Treats – Retail Value $9.99

These are grain free, which is great, but they do have bacon, so, unfortunately, Nyx can’t try them out. This company gives treats to shelter dogs for every bag purchased. I think this is old packaging because it doesn’t look like the bag on the Givepet site.

Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations Shamrock Cookie

Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations Shamrock Cookie – Estimated Value $1.40

You can’t find St. Patrick’s Day cookies on the Emmy’s site, so I’ve assigned the value for a medium sized individual cookie from this page. You’ll almost always get an Emmy’s cookie in Pet Treater. They’re seasonal, and often not available for individual purchase, so I think they are ordered each month and sent fresh.

Seasonal Kerchief

Seasonal Kerchief – Estimated Value $3

You’ll often get a seasonal kerchief in the monthly Pet Treater box. These are not the highest quality items but they are fun for a few photos. Unfortunately, I forgot about this until after Nyx had already had the octopus toy and she was a bit crazy at that point and wouldn’t let me put this on her. (It was large enough to fit a Rottie neck, though.)

Pur Luv Large Dental Sticks (chicken, 16 oz)

Pur Luv Large Dental Sticks (chicken, 16 oz)

So.  These have been discontinued from Amazon, Chewy.com, and Petco. When I was looking this item up, I found this link about a lawsuit over Pur Luv treats, which apparently don’t disintegrate and can lead to intestinal blockages. I would not advise giving these to your dog.

Sergeant’s Crazy Paws Flump String Ball Toy

Sergeant’s Crazy Paws Flump String Ball Toy

I can’t find this item for sale anywhere. I found some similar toys on wholesale sites but with no pricing information. I let Nyx have this for a bit and she managed to pull some strings out, so I had to take it away from her (she did like it, but I don’t want her to swallow string!).

Fresh Clean Pet Odor Absorber (ocean breeze scent, 8 oz)

Fresh Clean Pet Odor Absorber (ocean breeze scent, 8 oz) – Retail Value $8.35

It’s getting to be that time of year when the AC and furnace don’t come on that often and the air in the house doesn’t circulate, which makes things smell a bit (hey, there are five litterboxes upstairs). So this is welcome. I’ve put it out and don’t notice a huge difference yet, but this thing has a big job to do, so I’ll give it a bit more time.

Nyx liked everything about this toy. It was hard to get pictures while holding one end and having my camera in the other hand, though.

Verdict: There were 8 items in the March 2018 Pet Treater box. I had to estimate the values for about half of them, as a lot were closeouts, sold out, not available in the provided sizes, etc. Others were only available from third-party sellers on Amazon, so take those prices with a grain of salt. 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 $3.12 per item this month, which seems like a pretty good deal, even if one or two things don’t end up working for you. Large dog toys typically cost quite a bit more than $3.12 each, as do full bags of treats.

However, I feel that it is important to note that one of the treats this month might be dangerous and the string ball toy has that potential as well.  Although you are getting a good deal from a cost/value perspective with this subscription, the trade-off is that sometimes things are closeouts or discontinued for a reason.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your subscription would start with the April 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 $3.12 per item.

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

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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 Subscription Boxes, Pet Treater Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Dogs| Tags: Pet Treater | 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. I love your reviews. Ask for the treats every dog is different so what one dog may like another may not.

  2. I’ll help ya out on the treat side of the sub! My dogs can’t have toys and yours can’t have certain foods. It’s like a Jack Sprat and his wife kinda thing. My girls eat chew toys in practically one bite. Only Kongs are allowed in my house!

  3. We also got the frog toy which is the new favorite baby, until next month. They send the best toys.

  4. My dog received the mini dog Pet Treater box for a medium dog with Kale treats, a Star Wars leash, squeaky terry cloth frog toy and the lucky dog bandanna.
    She didn’t like the treats and would only eat one if torn into bits. She loves the frog toy and hasn’t pulled it apart yet. The cute leash went in a pile of items I’ll donate to the local shelter.

  5. I really wish someone whose pets did not have so many dietary limitations could review these boxes, so we can get a better idea of what they are actually like.

    • I use to get Pet Treater for my 2 furbabies and they LOVED them – there was very little that hey could not use! To me, there is no better value than Pet Treater and I agree with you about the review – it is hard for me to read through without being distracted by the issues of the reviewer’s dog.

      • I agree, I love this sub. By far the best value out there. Same with their cat pack, I quickly canceled meow box for pet treater.

  6. I really wish someone whose pets did not have so many dietary limitations could review these boxes, so we can get a better idea of what they are actually life.

    • There was only one treat that was held back for dietary issues in this review. One treat and one toy had a note about safety issues, not dietary ones, and I appreciate the reviewer’s thoroughness in bringing it up and her honesty in this review. Intestinal blockage in a pet is no joke, and can lead to huge health issues.

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