Pet Treater Deluxe Dog Pack Subscription Review – August 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 Deluxe Dog Pack
The Subscription Box: Pet Treater Deluxe Dog Pack
The Cost: $25.00 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 US. This does not include APO/FP/DOD addresses.
Good to Know: You can try out this subscription with a one-time purchase for $29.99.
Pet Treater August 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 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.
All for Paws Big Chew Bone BBQ Fun Beef Flavor
I can’t find the large one for sale online. There are search results for eBay but when you click through, they don’t go to this item. I found a small one for sale in the UK. At any rate, this may be a closeout or discontinued or otherwise hard to find. It is a nylon-type bone with some flavoring in it. This is made in China so I’ve only been letting Nyx have it for a few minutes at a time. She does love it, and so far the flavoring has not aggravated her IBD (so it is probably not actual beef, or at least not very much actual beef).
Paw Paw Pet Products Billy Buzzard
Not having so much luck finding this one, either. (First link I clicked was dead and had similar luck thereafter.) Nyx was very excited for this toy. It is a large plush with at least one squeaker. Her favorite part was the fuzz around the neck, which she started eating nearly immediately.
Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations Rocket Cookie – Estimated Value $1.35
You’ll get a custom cookie every month. I’ve just used the value for their non-custom cookies and linked to the page for those above. I like that Pet Treater has partnered with a small company and I especially like that there is an ingredients list on the package. I have dealt with some dog subscription boxes in the past that just send out a random cookie and you have no idea who made it or what’s in it, so I appreciate the extra effort here.
Dog Selfie Kit – Retail Value $11
We also received one of these in the cat version of Pet Treater this month, although of course that one was for cats. (Dogs can’t take “selfies” because they can’t operate cameras, but *I* like to take funny photos of Nyx.) Nyx didn’t seem to understand that she was supposed to sit still for the photos, so this didn’t really work so well, but we did try. (Some of the items were really too small for a dog her size, too.) There were some little sticky dots to use to attach the sticks to the props, and I found it took about two sticky dots per prop. You can see some of our (failed) efforts below.
Another month, another kerchief cut from a bolt of cloth with pinking shears. We had a hard time getting this around Nyx’s neck (again) but I kind of tucked it under her collar for photos. The problem with these is that there is no edge finishing, whatsoever, so they are really not made to last (they’ll fray if washed), and they are also not really big enough for large-breed dogs.
This is limited edition so if you like it, better order now (it’s on sale for less than half price, too). These are pork-based but they do have oats so they’re not grain-free, although they’re free of wheat, corn, and soy, and they’re made in the USA. These are chewy treats (in cat treats, I’d call the consistency “semi moist” but I’m not sure that’s a phrase used for dog treats).
Sergeant Skippy’s Space Bites Galactic Goat Cheese Flavor
These are custom made for Pet Treater by The Pound Bakery, which is a company that makes white label treats for other companies. This does not have a product weight or an expiration date and I really hope they will start putting that information on the packages in the future. Although I can’t say there was an overall theme this month, considering there was a selfie kit and a buzzard, there were three space-themed items (including these) so I guess the theme was space?
A lot of the props were too small for Nyx. I tried with one and you can see she just wasn’t having it with me holding something above her head that she couldn’t see.
I tucked this under her collar so you could see it on.
Within seconds, Nyx was trying to take the fluffy stuff off from around this toy’s neck. She did manage to eat some of it.
Verdict: There were 7 items in the August 2019 Pet Treater box, for an average value of about $3.57 each. I would say this was a typical month for Pet Treater. They are exploring more options in terms of producing some of their own products. I feel pretty good about their partnerships with Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations and The Pound Bakery but I do think they need to get some edge-finished kerchiefs for the future. The toys were size-appropriate, which I appreciate, as that is not always the case for Nyx, since her 87 pounds are significantly higher than the “50+” you usually see for large dog boxes.
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 $25.00 for the box, you are paying about $3.57 per item.
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What do you think of the August 2019 Pet Treater Deluxe Pack? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?