Monday, October 20, 2014

Barkbox October 2014 Allergy Friendly Box! Happy Howl-o-ween + Coupons!

When I discovered that Barkbox had an Allergy Friendly Box, I was all over that.  This is the October 2014 Barkbox for dogs with allergies!  Dexter only has an allergy to chicken but that is one of the things listed that won't be included so I was happy to have the option.  They can't cater to specific allergies but they do avoid the main triggers: beef, chicken, turkey, gluten, wheat, soy, and corn.

The Cost: $29.99/monthly, less with a longer subscription.  Use the code TRICKORTREAT10 to get 10% off any length subscription!

What You Get: Each monthly box contains a combination of 4-6 treats, toys, and occasional hygiene products.  Food items will not include beef, chicken, turkey, gluten, wheat, soy or corn.
This month there are six items in the box!!  Two toys and FOUR treats!!  I love getting new treats to try, especially ones that Dexter can eat.  Chicken is found in so many treats (even beef flavored ones!) so it can be difficult to find good ones for him.  Barkbox is actually one of my most favorite boxes that I receive and I don't know if I could ever stop getting it.  It's just way too convenient.

Simply Fido Ghost-  This is made with organic cotton and is custom made for Barkbox!!  It's stuffing free and has crinkly plastic inside.  Bugsy went absolutely nuts for this toy.  He's a rat terrier and he ran around "killing" this thing for nearly 20 minutes.
Value: $7

Superior Farms Pet Provisions Petite Lamb Ears- This is a 2-pack of lamb ears.  A tasty, chew treat and the boys LOVED them!  The one nice thing about them is that they don't stink.  I've had cow ear treats before that reeked so bad I made the dogs eat them outside.
Value: $2.69
Wigzi Pocket Bone- We don't have a toy like this but I'm certainly going to put it to use.  So far Bugsy has been more interested in the Ghost but I'm sure with treats in it, he'll be more amenable to playing with it.  One other good thing?  It can be tossed in the dishwasher to be cleaned!
Value: $7

Cool Treats Smoothies for Dogs in Peanut Butter-  Dexter *loves* these smoothies.  He gets them all because they usually don't have any chicken in them.  Freeze and lick!  I don't know if they make these little cups in bigger sizes but for small dogs like mine (15lbs), they're pretty great.
Value: $2
Barkworthies Junior Bully Stick-  This is made with 100% beef bladder (although that would make it not a bully stick, right?).  I wonder about it being in the allergy box when it says beef is to be excluded but it's entirely possible that a beef allergy is more about the enzymes found in muscle meat than a bladder casing.  Dexter isn't allergic to beef so I have no problem with this but it might be important for someone else.
Value: $3

Baker's Best Wild Pacific Salmon Treats- These are made with salmon, blueberries, maple syrup and is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids.  These treats should be great for Dexter and his coat.  His hair likes to fall out but Omega-3s are supposed to be good for skin and coat, right?  This will be dedicated solely to him.  Bugsy can have the other treats in the house.  This is a big 4oz bag and it will last awhile!
Value: $9

VERDICT:  I love Barkbox. I really do.  They always provide fun toys and great treats.  I think it's really wonderful that they have a box that caters to the usual allergies.  I love the attention to detail and the themes.  The dogs don't care, of course, but I like to see that this company really puts some thought and effort into pleasing not only the dogs, but the owners, too.  I find, also, that the quality of goods and treats in Barkboxes tend to be better than what can be found in other boxes.  I'm specifically thinking of Petbox, which I also get.  I will eventually do a dog box company review between the two after I've received a few more Petboxes.  So far, Barkbox wins, paws down!

If you would like to sign up for Barkbox, you can get 10% off your subscription with this link!  If you're interested in a shorter subscription there is a code for $10 off your first box! Use MS10X1213 to get $10 off.  I'm not sure of the expire date on that one.

Dexter's puppy pic!  My littlest man!

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  1. We got totally different boxes this month! That ghost toy is ADORABLE!! I think if we got that the dogs would never ever see it. According to my mom I was a huge fan of crinkly toys when I was a baby, too :)

    1. It's reaaally crinkly so you'd probably love it :D Bugsy definitely does. He just entertains himself, crinkling away