Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pet Treater's Perfect Timing

As usual, Pet Treater came through for us right when we needed them. Rye and I got home from her agility class to find the cheerful box sitting our on front step. We took it inside and set it aside for a couple days because this week I went back to work after a summer of pup adventures. I knew we would need a little distraction from that later in the week.

The girls know this bright colorful box is full of things they are going to love. Rye is so sure that she should be able to open the box immediately that she always wants to check it out before I'm ready to do that. If you look closely at the photo below, you'll notice that one of the corners has been gnawed on--that was Rye taking matters into her own paws.

Barley's enthusiasm waned when she saw the first two items: spray-on shampoo and a Pet Head towel. She didn't know Pet Treater was working against her. Bath time is not her favorite time. I'm not entirely sure how this towel is supposed to work--it has two massaging pads that from what I gathered, you're supposed to use to massage shampoo into your dog, but the towel is microfiber for absorbing water, so I can't quite wrap my mind around how you shampoo your dog and dry your dog with the same towel. We do LOVE microfiber towels, though, because Barley takes 8+ hours to dry and microfiber towels help speed that process up a bit, so we'll at least be using that feature of the towel.

My favorite part of this box was the For Your Human item: a 500-piece "Zombies are Nuts about Brains" puzzle. My sister and I do a puzzle almost every time she visits. This one is going to be tough because the whole thing is different shades of brown, but since it's only 500 pieces, we might be able to tackle it over a long weekend. 

We also got three bags of treats: True Hemp Chews, Health Bone thins, and Emmy's Gourmet treats. The True Hemp treats came with a little informational flyer about the benefits of hemp chews, but we have never tried those, so we're going to have to do a little research on them ourselves before we dive into that bag. 

The girls' favorite parts of this box were the bright orange toys from Bow Wow Pets: a fish and a tug toy. Rye immediately claimed the tug toy and Barley was happy with the fish. 

The toy was exactly what Rye needed after having to adjust to fewer hours with me during the week. She ran laps around the upstairs holding that toy. 

It didn't really hold up well to a light game of tug, but Rye doesn't care that the handle has come unattached already. She's still happy to play with it on her own. 

If you want to try Pet Treater for yourself, you can use code PT-20 at checkout to save 20% off your first month. For all of our cat friends, Pet Treater is launching a new Cat Pack for only $12.99 a month, but you can use code LOVEMYCAT to get the first month for $9.99--the first box is going out in September so sign up by Sept. 7 to get the first month's box!

Disclaimer: We were provided with a Pet Treater box in exchange for our honest opinion. All opinions are our own.


  1. That must be so challenging. Having the entire summer with the dogs, and then having to go back to the grind. I'm glad you have toys and ways to help keep them busy when it's that time again.

    1. I've always loved going back to school, so it's not that hard for me (minus the whole setting an alarm clock part), but Barley hates when I leave for the day. This week was just meetings, so I've been able to ease her into things a bit better, but next week she'll be extra clingy! Rye has never had a summer vacation before this one, so we'll see how she does!

  2. Lucky dogs! I'm excited that Bun will get something too soon!

    1. I can't believe you didn't comment on our good luck with this one! Be ready for zombie peanut puzzling!