TreatLuv Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2018
This is a review of the Large (50+ pounds) Dog Size box. My dog, Del, is a mutt who we adopted from the local shelter about a year ago (the shelter suggested he might be an Airedale-Lab mix). He just makes the cut for the Large dog size, weighing in at about 55 pounds.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: TreatLuv
The Cost: $24.99 per month + free US shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code FLRESCUE or GOGATORS to save 10% off!
The Products: American made, organic treats appropriate for your dog’s size
Ships to: US for free. Worldwide for $7.
TreatLuv April 2018 Review
My TreatLuv box was packaged simply and with this cute little card to greet me. I love the handwritten note, it’s so filled with personality!
Treat Simple Cowboy Cut Steak Dog Treats, 5 oz. – Retail Value $9.99
Del was prancing around our backyard when this package arrived and I strategically left him out there while I opened it up so I could document it in peace. Turns out the scent of these treats were enticing enough to lure my cat over, though, and he would not stop pawing at the bag trying to get a sniff or a lick at what was inside! I figured that was a good indication that Del would like them; often times regular ol’ dog biscuits are sort of “meh” to him and he just leaves them in crumbles on the floor, but I had high hopes for these slightly chewier and more flavor-filled ones. I also like that they’re wheat, corn, and soy free, which is consistent with the type of kibble we feed him.
Okay, here he is waiting for his first try! Just as predicted after seeing how my cat reacted to my simply opening the bag, he gobbled it right up and wagged for more. I imagine the fact that they’re made with beef helped!
Paws Barkery BowWow Snickerdoodles Treats, 8 oz. – Retail Value $6.99
These dog cookies are insane! By which I mean they smell like human cookies and I really struggled to stop myself from eating one, haha! And, actually, I almost did after seeing the ingredients list: Wheat flour, Honey, Vegetable Fat, Egg, Potassium Bitartrate (“Cream of Tartar”), Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Vanilla. Simple and healthy for your pup. These cookies were a little crumbly, which made it easy to break one in half to let Del have his first try.
We just taught Del how to “shake,” and he dutifully offered his paw to my husband in exchange for his cookie. Again, this treat was gone before we knew what happened to it. I don’t see anything wrong with feeding a dog his size a whole cookie, but we’ll probably continue to break them into smaller pieces so they last longer.
Nylabone Healthy Edibles Puppy Lamb & Apple Flavor Dog Bone Treats, 4 count – Retail Value $7.99 (found here for $3.99)
The final treat included in this month’s box were these Nylabone edibles boasting DHA and Omega-3s. It came with 4 in the pack. Del isn’t a puppy—the shelter predicted he was about 4 when we adopted him, but a dog trainer suggested he might be closer to 6 or 7, so we really have no idea!—but I think the point is that these are safe for puppies who are 3 months or older to eat. Of course, there’s nothing in them that an older dog couldn’t consume. They have a lamb and apple flavor, but I didn’t find them to have a strong scent or any sort of greasy-ness, which was nice for me.
I guess Del didn’t agree that the lamb flavor didn’t smell like much because this was one of those treats that he got serious about and immediately took elsewhere to work on! He trotted upstairs to the spot where he usually chews his bone and hovered over it, biting little bits off. When he saw me following him to snap a picture, he turned his back to me and crunched on the piece he had just broken off. Then he revisited the rest of it, and in the second picture, you can see little parts of the bone between his legs if you look closely. I left him to enjoy it in privacy, and he came back downstairs after just a few minutes.
Verdict: I’m so thrilled that thanks to my TreatLuv dog box, I now have some new, healthy snacks that get Del excited! All three selections were natural, which is consistent with his current diet. While Del doesn’t have allergies to grains, he does have a very active lifestyle—both because the terrier breed he seems to be mixed with is anxious and because we, his owners, are runners—so the extra protein is a great fit for him. Value-wise, this box costs $24.99 (with free US shipping), which is almost exactly even with the total cost of all 3 treats if you were to buy them separately. Although it would be good to see value come up, I’m comfortable with that exchange since I’d presumably have to pay for shipping if I were to purchase them from other sites, and because this subscription saves me the trouble of having to research healthy dog snacks—they do it for me!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box would likely be May’s. Also, box content can vary based on your dog’s size.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $24.99 (with free US shipping), which breaks down to $8.33 per snack. For dog treats that focus on being all-natural, that’s a reasonable value!
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What did you think of the TreatLuv Dog box?