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Pet Treater Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2018

Pet Treater September 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 September 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.

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 September 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:

Pet Treater September 2018 Booklet Front Pet Treater September 2018 Booklet Back

There isn’t a traditional information card with this subscription, but you usually get a picture of a dog.

Pet Treater September 2018 Ad Pet Treater September 2018 Ad 2

There are sometimes advertisements in the box, as well that may or may not relate to the box contents. This month is for a treat mix from Whisk & Wag. 

Pet Treater September 2018 Mix

Whisk and Wag Peanut Butter and Berry Dog Treat Mix, 8.4 oz – Retail Value $9.99

You should know that you’ll get a lot of “make your own” treat mixes and supplies with this subscription. Here is a product that’s a new brand for me. This is free of wheat and corn as well as preservatives. It does contain soybean meal but it is sugar-free (unless the peanut butter included has sugar, which is not clear based on the format of the ingredients list). You do need to supply oil and water but that’s it. This has blueberries and cranberries which can be good for urinary tract issues (though honestly probably needed in greater amounts than included here).

Pet Treater September 2018 Cutter

Small Heart Cookie Cutter

This did not have a tag or label so I am counting it as being part of a set with the cookie mix. This is pretty small so it will work for dogs of different sizes. You could use the silicone baking dish from last month for your dog and use this heart to make cookies for yourself. Whatever works!

Pet Treater September 2018 Cookie

Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations Treat – Retail Value $1.35

You’ll get a cookie from Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations most months. I don’t know what this was supposed to be (a football, maybe?) because it arrived in fragments. Anyway, dogs won’t care if this is in one piece or five, and honestly, I’d recommend breaking these up before feeding to a pet anyway.

Pet Treater September 2018 Chux

Pet Projekt Funchux – Retail Value $8

In true Amazon style, the pink one is less expensive than the blue or green one. Nyx doesn’t care about colors (and anyway, she’s a girl, so pink is fine!). This is a closeout item. We’ve been receiving a lot of Pet Projekt toys lately. Nyx was more interested in chewing on the nylon strap in the middle but I did convince her to play tug for a little while.

Pet Treater September 2018 Chews

Tickled Pet Fish Skin Dental Chews, 2 oz – Buy 8 oz for $16.97

These are made from dehydrated wild caught Icelandic cod. They are pretty much just the skin, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids (great for skin and coat issues, and in combination with glucosamine and chondroitin, may be good for joint health as well).

Pet Treater September 2018 Bin

Original Territory Storage Tote

I don’t know how to value this because it is part of a set that got broken up and is currently out of stock at Petco (see here). This is a bin or tote that will be great for storing some of Nyx’s toys, though. I have a shelf I can put it on so she can’t get into it (so we will be using this one for the toys she can’t have while unsupervised).

Pet Treater September 2018 Dog Toy

Petrageous Designs Darcy Dog, 12” – Retail Value $4.50

This is size-appropriate for Nyx. Pet Treater is usually pretty good about that. It also seems fairly durable as we even played tug with it a bit (see below) and it held up to that. I only found this on a website that looks like it mostly sells closeout dog toys but the value listed *is* the price you would pay to order the same item.

Pet Treater September 2018 Towel

Custom-Printed Tea Towel

This is the “for your human” item for the month, I guess. We received a similar item with a cat design in the Pet Treater Cat Pack this month. This one appears to have had a little hiccup during printing so there is a gap in the design. I am told these are good for hand-drying dishes but that is not something I do so I can’t tell you whether I personally think that is true. To me, personally, this feels cheaply made compared to tea towels I have in my kitchen.

Pet Treater September 2018 Nyx 1 Pet Treater September 2018 Nyx 2 Pet Treater September 2018 Nyx 3 Pet Treater September 2018 Nyx 4 Pet Treater September 2018 Nyx 5

Here are some pictures of Nyx with the toy. This held up surprisingly well to tugging.

Verdict: There were 7 items (counting the cookie cutter and mix as a set) in the September 2018 Pet Treater box, for an average value of about $3.57. I couldn’t find everything online (some closeouts, one item from a broken-up set, one custom item, etc.) so I didn’t try to calculate a total value. I feel that the contents of the box this month are representative of what you’d receive in a typical month. I think the toys were size-appropriate for an 80+ pound dog but would also work for 50-60 pound dogs. (Pet Treater is generally quite good about sending size-appropriate toys.) I had never seen the baking mix before and it is still in production so you can always order more if you want to, which is nice.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your subscription would start with the October 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.

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 | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. no…not for drying “dishes”–these types of towels are used for fine glassware, like crystal…or bone china…they are perfect for silver polishing, as well

  2. I got the same towel in my small dog box and fortunately it is perfect. I laughed so hard when I saw it. I wouldn’t use it because it is super thin but reminds me so much of my grandmas “tea towels” when I was little. They too were worthless for drying dishes but they were made from flour sacks and not too absorbent. I hung this in my kitchen because it truly makes me smile every time I look at it.

    • I guess because Nyx doesn’t eat any table food (her IBD makes that impossible), the saying doesn’t ring true for me. She doesn’t even come near the table when we eat, usually.

      Monkey perches on a box next to the table and watches, and Mr. Kitty sometimes (blindly) begs for food, so the picture really needs to be a cat for that to work.

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