Pet Treater is a subscription box for dogs. Select from small (up to 20 pounds), medium (21-50 pounds), and large (51+ pounds).
This review is for a large dog box. My dog Nyx, a Rottweiler, is about 82 pounds right now.
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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 January 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 (I didn’t notice a 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 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. This month, we got the same card in both the dog and cat versions of Pet Treater.
Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations Mitten Cookie
There’s usually a cookie from Emmy’s in this subscription, often custom for Pet Treater (which is cool) and seasonal as well. This is one of the “three cheese pleasers” and contains wheat and oats as well as dairy ingredients, but no meat proteins.
Chomper Mongoose Rope Tug Toy – Retail value $14.89
These are mostly available on eBay and from third-party sellers on Amazon, so take the price with a grain of salt (though it’s not so unreasonable for a dog toy of this size). Nyx likes this but she wants to hold on to the rope end and have me hold on to the rubber part. Well, whatever works.
Nyx thought this toy was pretty awesome. Although the “sausages” are reinforced, Nyx did manage to destroy one of them. You can see her having some fun with this item below.
Plush Socks by In Motion Design – Listed Value $4.99
I couldn’t find these for sale online but there was a price printed on the packaging so we’ll go with that. These have a heart pattern that is suitable for Valentine’s Day. I wear socks like this around the house a lot because my husband keeps it too cold in here. Anyway, another pair is welcome. (This is obviously the “for your human” item this month.)
Cozy Soft Polar Fleece Throw
This looked familiar and it turns out, it’s because we’ve received one before. These are wholesale only and come in packages of 24 so I’m guessing the folks at Pet Treater bought a lot of them. I like to put throws like this in places where kitties rest during the day so that’s what I’ve done with this one. (Nyx chews stuff like this up so I don’t even give it to her.)
Vetality Hip and Joint Dental Chews (14 count) – Retail Value $3.95
Vetality Skin and Coat Dental Chews (14 count) – Retail Value $3.95
Normally I would not put both of these in the same picture but I didn’t realize until after I’d taken the photo that they were different varieties of the same product! Anyway, the skin and coat ones have flax, which, although it is a source of omega 3 fatty acids, is probably not the most effective form for dogs (buy a fish oil product made for dogs – omega 3 fatty acids really have helped Nyx’s skin).
The hip and joint ones have green-lipped mussel, a pretty common ingredient in pet foods these days. It is a source of glucosamine and chondroitin, which may help with joints. (I find the best help for joints is a combination of glucosamine and chondroitin and fish oil, for what it’s worth.)
These have hydrolyzed poultry so it should be safe for most dogs (Nyx eats hydrolyzed poultry food) although they do also have codfish skin. I don’t trust Nyx to chew these properly (she bolts food) so when I give this to her I will probably have to cut it into pieces. (She just had some treats from another dog box and we are waiting a week or two, to see how those agree with her, before trying something else new).
Nyx enjoyed the sausage toy although she did destroy it in her second play session.
Verdict: There were 7 items in the January 2019 Pet Treater box, for an average value of about $3.57. I couldn’t find everything online (some closeouts, custom items, 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 for large dogs, though I hear they sometimes send the exact same toys for small dogs. I was excited to see hydrolyzed poultry treats/chews; we will be seeing shortly if Nyx can have them.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your subscription would start with the February 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.
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What do you think of the January 2019 Pet Treater box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?