Pet Treater Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 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.
The Products: Treats, toys, and helpful items for dog owners (leashes, poop bags, grooming supplies, etc.).
Ships to: U.S. (free)
Pet Treater May 2018 Review
There’s not a traditional information card with this subscription so there’s not always a stated theme, but you will occasionally 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.
Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations Cookie – Retail Value $1.35
A cookie from Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations comes in just about every Pet Treater box. This one is decorated a little differently from their usual ice cream cones but you can tell it has the same size and shape, so I’ve assigned it the same value. (Sometimes you will get holiday-themed cookies that aren’t otherwise available.)
Scout and Zoe’s Chicken Jerky Sticks (6 oz) – Retail Value $17.99
These are made in the USA, which is very important for jerky-style treats. In general, this seems to be a good brand (Nyx can eat some of their treats, though she is unable to have chicken) and the expiration date was far enough in the future that you should be able to finish off the bag with room to spare.
Puppy Scoops Peanut Butter Flavor Ice Cream Mix – Retail Value $6.99
Puppy Scoops mixes (usually the ice cream) make frequent appearances in Pet Treater. This is specially formulated for dogs (who shouldn’t really have human ice cream); you add water to the mix and freeze. My mom’s dog is a huge fan of this so I sent it home with her (she visited last weekend).
Nyx has to have baths every few weeks with medicated shampoo (she has skin issues as a side effect of her IBD medications) but I am wondering if this is safe for use on cats? The “conditioning” aspect is interesting to me as I think Monkey could stand to have some conditioning. Alternatively, Mr. Kitty could use some cleaning (he has basically stopped grooming himself). I have used a cat version of this product in the past and found it worked well enough.
Toy from Bow-Wow Pet Products
This didn’t have a tag with a toy name and none of my search terms found it through Google, so I really have no idea how much it ought to cost. However, it is size-appropriate even for an adult Rottweiler, and Nyx did enjoy it, though she ripped a hole in it in just a few minutes.
GNC Dog Essentials Insect Repellent Wipes (50 large wipes) – Retail Value $9.99
First off, I think it is hilarious that the GNC website has “nutrition facts” for this product. Hopefully, no one is eating these. These wipes have some essential oils, including citronella, which may help repel some insects. (I think these would definitely be worth trying if your dog gets flies biting at his/her ears, which is a problem we used to have with an old family dog.) I would not use these in place of monthly pharmaceutical flea and tick prevention products, but more as a repellent for bugs like mosquitoes or flies where there may not be prescription-strength products that are approved for dogs.
Sergeant’s Zoink! The Wave
This toy was out of stock on Amazon (was previously only available from third-party sellers) so I don’t have a good sense of price here, either. This is a Kong-style toy with holes in each end (so no worries about suction and tongues getting stuck) but made of a slightly different material and with a different shape. This has survived thus far, but with toys like this, Nyx tends to just lick out the peanut butter I put inside rather than gnaw. It could also be good to put water in here and freeze during the upcoming summer months. (I think this one also may glow in the dark.)
Nyx enjoyed this toy a lot, but she managed to rip a hole in the outer coating pretty quickly. If your dog is a heavy chewer, I’d suggest careful supervision.
Verdict: There were 7 items in the April 2018 Pet Treater box. I was unable to find values for some of them, as a few were closeouts, sold out, wholesale-only, 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 decent deal, even if one or two things don’t end up working for you. Large dog toys typically cost quite a bit more than $3.57 each, as do full packages of treats. The toys were size appropriate and durable this month, and those are always the main draws for Nyx with any dog subscription box. I was also pleased that the treats and non-toy items are all currently in production (and available to purchase again if they work for you).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your subscription would start with the June box.
Coupon – 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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