Pet Treater is a subscription box for dogs. Select from small (up to 20 pounds), medium (21-50 pounds), and large (51+ pounds), along with the $15 a month Dog Pack or $25 a month Deluxe Dog Pack options.
This review is for a large dog, $25 a month Deluxe Dog Pack box. My dog Nyx, a Rottweiler, is about 86 pounds right now. (Read Becca's reviews of the Pet Treater Dog Pack to learn more about the $15 a month option.)
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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.
The Products: Treats, toys, and helpful items for dog owners (leashes, poop bags, grooming supplies, etc.).
Ships to: US (free)
Pet Treater May 2019 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 (there was no theme this month):
There isn’t an item list with this subscription (it is my understanding some items may vary), but you usually get a picture of a dog.
Oster 2-in-1 Rush Brush – Retail Value $8.59
Nyx doesn’t need much brushing and she doesn’t have the kind of coat this really would help with, but she *does* need a bath every two weeks with medicated shampoo for a skin condition she has, so we tried this last time to help with scrubbing. It’ll take a few more uses to see if this is more effective at medicating her skin than just using our hands, but it was definitely worth a try.
Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations Cactus Cookie – Estimated Value $1.35
All of the individual Emmy’s cookies are priced at $1.35 so I figured this one would be, too, if this shape was available on the Emmy’s site. This is the “three cheese pleaser” variety and it definitely does smell like cheese when you open the envelope. One thing I really like about these is, even though they are handmade, they include a full ingredients list. Not every box does this with custom cookies, but every box *should* do this, and it is definitely appreciated here.
Now these kerchiefs, on the other hand, should probably stop soon. They are just poorly-cut pieces of fabric with unfinished edges (i.e., they will fray). This month’s seemed smaller than last month’s and doesn’t actually fit around Nyx’s thick Rottweiler neck, so there’s no picture of her modeling it below.
Becca also received the same kerchief in this month's Pet Treater Dog Pack box.
Wag Machine Pirate’s Jewels (4.5 oz) – Estimated Value $9.99
This is a limited edition product that is sold out, but the original product page does have a price, so I’ve listed that here. These include pork, oat flour, and rolled oats, so, unfortunately, they are off-limits for Nyx. (Not to worry, I always make sure treats she can’t have go to dogs in need or else dogs I know in my extended family who would appreciate particular items.) This is made by Prized Pet, the same people who make Le Petit Treats, some of which Nyx can have, so I do have a good opinion of the brand, in general.
Bomber by Zeus Special Forces Team Plush Rhino – Estimated Value $25.81
I could only find this for sale on international websites so I’ve done a currency conversion from British pounds based on this UK Amazon listing. However, take that value with a grain of salt – almost $26 is way too much for a single plush dog toy. That being said, Nyx loved this toy and it seems very durable. You can see some pictures of her with it below.
Wetnoz Spring Roll (LG) – Estimated Value $15.86
The small one of these seems to be available but the large one, I could only find for sale in Australia, so I’ve done a currency conversion from this listing. This is a rubber toy (not meant to be a chew toy but YOU tell that to Nyx) with a hole in the middle where you can put a treat. If you can find a treat that stays in the center (it’s kind of a specific hole size) your dog can work at getting it out (we didn’t have any treats for Nyx that would work, so I put some peanut butter in there instead). This is supposed to bounce but it really doesn’t (not inside, anyway).
Prickly Pete’s Southwest Steak Strips
These are grain free and they are custom for Pet Treater. They are made by a company called The Pound Bakery in Illinois; apparently, this is a company that just makes dog treats you can stick custom labels on. If Pet Treater is going to start providing custom treats, I think contracting with a company like The Pound Bakery that has a lot of experience in this area is a perfect start. You’ll be guaranteed relatively new treats (i.e. not about to expire), made in a clean facility, from people who have been doing this awhile.
Becca also received the same treats in this month's Pet Treater Dog Pack box.
Nyx liked the rhino toy. I will warn you now, it sounds like it is ripping when she plays with it, but the noise appears to be just her teeth on the fabric and not actual damage – this is still in pretty good shape after a few play sessions.
Verdict: There were 7 items in the May 2019 Pet Treater box, for an average value of about $3.57. The kerchief wasn’t available online, nor was the cactus cookie, and some of the toys were only available from foreign websites, and some of the treats were custom made for the box, so it’s really not possible to calculate a total retail value. The rhino toy was a particularly big hit and I will be interested to see where Pet Treater goes with the custom treats in the future.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your subscription would start with the June box.
Value Breakdown: At $24.99 for the box, you are paying about $3.57 per item.
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What do you think of the May 2019 Pet Treater Deluxe Pack? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?