Pet Treater Deluxe Dog Pack Subscription Review – July 2019
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 87 pounds right now. (Read Becca’s reviews of the Pet Treater Dog Pack to learn more about the $15/month option.)
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About Pet Treater
The Subscription Box: Pet Treater
The Cost: $24.99 per month + free shipping. Save with 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: the lower 48 states of the USA. This does not include APO/FP/DOD addresses.
Good to Know: You can try out this subscription with a one-time box purchase of $29.99
Pet Treater July 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.
There was also some product literature.
By the way, this month’s box had a big Pet Treater sticker over a C. Wonder logo and I have questions. Because this is the normal Pet Treater box other than the logo, and I don’t think C. Wonder sells stuff through their website any longer.
Special Forces Team Crocodile
I guessed this was an alligator and then for awhile I second-guessed myself and thought it was a green elephant but come to find out, it is a crocodile. I could not find this for sale in the US. We received a rhino from this product line a few months ago and Nyx loved it. She also likes this one, although it doesn’t seem to be holding up as well as the rhino.
Blissful Biscuit Apple Cider Donuts with Bacon Flavor (5 oz)
These are seasonal in the BarkBox shop (not available right now) but that leads me to believe they are good quality. They were not expired, either. These are made in the US and are free of wheat, corn, and soy, although they do have oat flour as a base. Due to Nyx’s food restrictions, I will pass these along to a dog in my extended family to enjoy.
Canine Best Delights CBD+ Petagens – Buy a full-size 60 count for $44.95
This has some ingredients like glucosamine and chondroitin that are pretty standard in joint supplements, and then it has some things that are maybe not so proven but unlikely to be harmful, like aswagandha extract and hemp oil. I am not on the CBD bandwagon as I think the hype is well ahead of the research, but as dogs get older, especially large breeds, I do think glucosamine and chondroitin supplements can be useful, and if your dog doesn’t have any sensitivities to grain (rice), dairy, beef, or bacon, this could be an appetizing way to supplement.
Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations Hot Dog Cookie – Estimated Value $1.35
Although this particular style isn’t available on the Emmy’s site, their single cookies go for $1.35 each. This is the three cheese pleaser variety and it definitely smells like cheese. What I like about these is that they clearly print all the ingredients on the package, which is not always the case for handmade cookies in dog subscription boxes. I also like that Pet Treater has paired with a small company to produce custom items for their boxes.
I use the term “kerchief” rather loosely as this is a triangular piece of fabric that someone cut with pinking shears. Ever since the folks at Pet Treater have been making their own kerchiefs, they’ve been too small for Nyx to wear (Rottweilers have big necks) so I’ve put them in my craft supply closet for other uses. (This month we also received one of these in the Pet Treater Cat Pack.) These really don’t hold up over time, anyway, because the edges aren’t finished – they tend to fray.
Chomper Spike Ball Rope Balls Tug
I found a lot of similar toys, but not the same one, so I haven’t provided a link or a value (most similar items were available from third-party sellers on Amazon and eBay so the values were all over the place). Anyway, Nyx really isn’t interested in the spike ball, but she does like the rope, and this has held up to her playing tug with my husband, so that’s good. It’s also size-appropriate.
Sweet Tater Pork Treats
These are custom-produced for Pet Treater by a white label manufacturer. I do wish there was a little more information on the package (there’s no label or printing on the back) but the maker seems like a legitimate company so I’d feel fine feeding these to Nyx if she could have pork. I do kind of like that Pet Treater is contracting out for things like this, because you know they will be newer items that are farther away from their expiration date, which has not always been the case with treats from this subscription in the past.
Magic Coat Bath Time 40 x 22 Microfiber Towel – Retail Value $7.99
Nyx has to take baths every other week with medicated shampoo due to a skin condition that results from her IBD treatment. So. It is good to have dog towels (since we don’t mix our standard bath towels and dog towels). This one is for large dogs, which is great, and it seems absorbent, so we‘ve added it to our stash of dog towels.
Nyx liked the crocodile toy. She has put some holes in this so far but hasn’t pulled out any stuffing yet.
Verdict: There were 8 items in the July 2019 Pet Treater box, for an average value of about $3.12 each. Most of the items were not available for retail sale but for different reasons (closeouts, custom items, etc.). Although there wasn’t an official theme, everything was sort of summery (well, I guess the apple treats were more of an autumn item). The toys were particularly appropriate and have stood up to heavy abuse by Nyx so far.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you’ll receive a collection of pet-approved favorites as a welcome pack. After that, your pet will receive the same monthly shipment as other subscribers.
Value Breakdown: At $24.99 (plus free shipping) for the box, you are paying about $3.12 per item.
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