Pet Treater Deluxe Dog Pack Review – September 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 per month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Tennessee residents will have to pay 9.5% sales tax.
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 September 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.
Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations Mountain Cookie – Estimated Value $1.35
You’ll get an Emmy’s cookie pretty much every month. I have to say, I think the decorating job on these is getting more professional over time. Maybe they got some new equipment? Anyway, this box has a vaguely Western theme and I guess the mountain matches that. One other thing I will say is, I love seeing the ingredients list for indie-made cookies like this; not every box does that but Pet Treater always does.
Paw Paw Pet Products Happy Hedgehog
I couldn’t find this for sale anywhere online (though there are a lot of hedgehog-shaped dog toys and also a lot of cute pictures of people’s pet hedgehogs if you go looking). I would recommend removing the kerchief before giving this to your dog; it’s not sewn on and Nyx got it off very easily. The toy is otherwise still intact, though, and it is size appropriate (and of course Nyx enjoys playing with it).
You won’t see a picture of Nyx wearing this because they’ve changed the cutting style once again and it’s too small for her Rottie neck. Also they stopped using the pinking shears which means this is likely to fray, sooner. I don’t mind getting kerchiefs but I wish they were real kerchiefs that were appropriately sized instead of pieces of fabric off the bolt that someone cut into triangles with scissors.
Wild Earth Dog Snacks with Koji, Peanut Butter Flavor (5 oz) – Retail Value $9.99
Koji is a fungus-based protein. One nice thing is, it is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction or any irritation because chances are, your dog hasn’t had it before. Please note that this does contain oat flour so it’s not grain-free, but it does not appear to contain any animal proteins. This product shows up every now and then in dog subscription boxes and is still currently in production, which is pretty reassuring.
Lamb and Apple Trail Chews
These were made for Pet Treater by The Pound Bakery, a white-label dog treat making facility. I am not sure why they contain passion flower (see the ingredients list on the package) but they are grain-free, which is nice. These would actually be suitable for a lot of dogs with allergies and food sensitivities (as would the koji treats). I do wish they’d put expiration dates and package weights on these products, but otherwise, I actually kind of like the fact that Pet Treater is working with a company to produce something new and different and unique to their box.
Bow Wow Pet Knotted Tug Toy
This is another one I couldn’t find online (there are some ropes from this company, but different lengths and made from different material). This has thicker strands than most dog rope toys but has about the same appearance as standard rope toys. Nyx was able to destroy it but it took her a few sessions (and Pet Treater is not necessarily geared towards heavy chewers).
Animology Stink Bomb Refreshing Dog Spray (8.4 fl oz) – Retail Value $17.05
Take the value with a grain of salt because this appears to be a British product that is hard to find in the US, so I had to link to a third-party seller on Amazon. This is kind of like perfume for dogs and is supposed to cut down on dogs’ smell between washes. Nyx gets a bath every two weeks with medicated shampoo so she doesn’t get much of a chance to smell, but it seems to help with the immediate aftermath of her getting walked in the evening when it is really hot out.
Verdict: There were 7 items in the September 2019 Pet Treater box, for an average value of about $3.57. 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 weight is significantly higher than the “50+ pounds” 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 for the box, you are paying about $3.57 per item.
Check out my previous reviews of Pet Treater and lots of other great boxes for dogs, as recommended by MSA readers.
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