Pet Treater Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 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 July 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:
FYI, the box looks stained in the first picture because the mail carrier put this, and several other boxes, in one of those plastic bins on my front step. Only, the plastic bin had some sticky yellow stuff in it. Well, that drew a horde of ANTS. My husband doused everything in Raid. Also, it was raining. Not Pet Treater’s fault, nothing in the box was open or leaking.
GNC Dog Essentials Insect Repellent Wipes (50 large) – Retail Value $9.99
I have mixed feelings about this item. On the one hand, it is a reasonable dog supply to send in summer. (It is based on essential oils so it is not sufficient to prevent flea and tick bites, but it may be useful for those flies that chew on dogs’ ears during summer, or for short walks to prevent mosquitoes.) On the other hand, they sent the exact same item in May. There was a sticker that said “back by popular demand” but I am not sure I buy that. This subscription sends a lot of closeouts and I think the folks at Jammin’ Butter just acquired too much of this product and didn’t know what else to do with it.
Pur Luv Large Dental Sticks in Chicken Flavor (16 oz)
This same item was sent in March, at which time I noted that it was the subject of multiple lawsuits claiming these treats are indigestible. I also note that these are not available from common suppliers like Amazon and Walmart. I would not recommend giving these to your dog.
Bowser Beer (12 fl oz) – Buy a 3-pack for $13.49
This is a chicken-flavored beverage for dogs (there are also beef and pork ones, but this flavor is chicken). This isn’t actual beer but more of a liquid dog treat (please don’t give your dog human beer, as dogs can’t have hops and shouldn’t have alcohol either). This brand shows up in Pet Treater from time to time, including advertising material, so I think they have a partnership, and this is probably not a closeout.
Bow Wow Pet Cool Penguin Toy
Pet Treater sends this brand out a lot and I can never find it online. Nyx thought this was pretty fun and it was harder for her to destroy than I expected. (See some pictures of her playing with it below.) It is a plush toy with a squeaker that is very low on the annoying scale (it is not too loud and it is small, so Nyx didn’t hit it every time she bit into the toy).
PetProjekt Dogbal – Retail Value $16.37
This did not come with any kind of label or packaging but the spelling was unique enough that I was able to find it (and guess the brand, it totally looked like a PetProjekt item and I was right about that). This is free of phthalates, BPA, cadmium, and lead. Some reviews (see the link in the product name) suggest these balls can fall apart easily but I guess we got one of the good ones. Nyx isn’t super interested in this on its own, but if I spread some peanut butter in between the ridges it suddenly becomes the best thing in the world. This is size-appropriate for a large dog, too.
You’ll get a seasonal cookie from Emmy’s nearly every month. They are often designs that can’t be found on the Emmy’s site (this one wasn’t there) but Emmy’s is pretty consistent in their pricing so I’ve used the value of one of the other individual cookies. I definitely appreciate Pet Treater partnering with a small company to provide new, fresh treats like this.
OK, I didn’t realize it at first because the box said “cheesy bacon,” but these are made from chickpea flour and potato flour and just have bacon flavor (which is often not even made from bacon). So I think I’m going to take a chance and let Nyx try these. They are smallish, hard, bone-shaped treats.
Here are some pictures of Nyx with the penguin toy. She did eventually rip the beak open and start pulling stuffing out, but it took more than one play session.
Verdict: There were 7 items in the July 2018 Pet Treater box. I was unable to find values for one of them, as a few were closeouts, sold out, wholesale-only, etc., and one wasn’t available individually. 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 (if not particularly durable) this month, and those are always the main draws for Nyx with any dog subscription box. I was not pleased to receive two repeat items, one of which is no longer for sale due to a recall/lawsuit (Pur Luv dental sticks), however. I think Pet Treater just needs to take the loss on that product and throw the rest of them out.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your subscription would start with the August 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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