June Bowzer Box Review

 

Bachaesh was very excited to receive his second Bowzer Box in the mail the other night!

Bowzer Box Review- June 2014

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bowzer Box, it is a monthly subscription box service that delivers an assortment of dog treats, toys and dog-related products to your door, with 10% of their profits going to support local charities such as the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society!

When you sign up you are able to choose the size category that best fits your pet (Small, Medium & Large). Then, you can also choose the payment option that best suits you. They offer 3-month, 6-month and monthly plans.

As this is an auto-renewing subscription, if you order one month at $29 (plus $4.50 S&H) you will pay $33.50 today. When the next month rolls around they bill you another $33.50, and so on unless you cancel. If you opt for the 3 or 6 month plan, the price per box will go down to $26 (3-months) or $23 per box (6-months) but you will be billed for the full amount all at once (i.e. for 3-months you will pay $78 all at once plus $12 shipping, which totals $90 for 3-months of boxes) 

The other awesome thing about Bowzer Box is that they are Canadian, and provide their subscribers with 5-6 awesome products, samples and sometimes coupons! If you’d like to read more about Bowzer Box you can do so by clicking HERE!

Ok…. Now on to the June Box Review!

First amazing product: Fruitables Skinny Minis- Pumpkin & Berry-$5.99

These smell AHHH-MAZING!! Seriously, they smell like berry muffins. I am very tempted to try one! And, unsurprisingly, Bachaesh loves these. Since these are dime-sized treats they are perfect for training rewards. Fruitables’ website also says their products are baked in a “Certified Organic Bakery.”

Fruitables- Pumpkin & Berry

Next, Hero Dog Treats-Human Grade Beef Liver $11.50

These treats are 100% Canadian, made by Canadian Military Veterans and their families, with portions of their proceeds going to the National Service Dogs. Their  line of dehydrated dog treats are made from Human-grade cuts of meat in CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) Inspected facilities. Hero Dog Treats sell a variety of dehydrated meat treats- a great alternative to Jerky treats from China. Needless to say, Bachaesh loves anything with meat in it! He chowed down on these liver treats so fast they were gone in the blink of an eye!

Hero Treats for Dogs

Chomper- Gladiator Toys TUFF-$13

This toy seems very durable. I wish I had this when Bachaesh was a baby because he used to destroy toys- like, rip the stuffing and squeakers out, and shake it til it’s dead kind of destroy. There are three squeakers in the Chomper, one  in each arm of the toy. I feel like this toy may be better suited for a slightly bigger dog. Because it is so durably stuffed, it is rather dense, which I think makes it less fun to chew on for Bachaesh. It’s only been a day or two and he hasn’t really taken to it yet…but time will tell! Overall, though, if you’re looking for durable toys this is a good bet.

Chomper Gladiator TUFF Toy

Her0 Dog Treats- Beef Pizzle Chew – $3.99

I think almost all dog owners are familiar with Beef Pizzle (a.k.a Beef Penis). As unappetizing as it sounds, Bachaesh literally grabbed this as soon as I had it out of the box. He also ate it in a matter of minutes. I feel that Beef Pizzle has become a staple item in the Doggy Pantry. I wouldn’t give him one every day, but they’re nice to have on hand to keep him occupied when I’m trying to make dinner or do some work. Most Beef Pizzle of comparable sizes is slightly cheaper than this one, but given that this is a Canadian Human-grade product, and proceeds go to help National Service Dogs, the $3.99 is understandable.

Hero Brand Beef Pizzle

Licks Pill Free-$2.95 each

Ok, so when I first saw these my reaction went from excitement, to confusion, to apprehension, and then to a place of neutrality.

Licks are packets of liquid vitamins for your dog. The two that we got in our Bowzer Box are Roasted Chicken flavour and say they’re a “high absorption mobility aid that help the joints and heart.”  I’m always a little wary of medical products marketed towards dogs. We try to supplement Bachaesh’s diet with raw veggies and fruits to keep him healthy, and we make sure he’s active. Now, he is only two years old, so he doesn’t have any joint issues, but for an older dog I can see how this might vastly improve its comfort and health.

The packets contain 300 mg of Omega 3s sourced from Wild Caught Sardines and Anchovies, as well as 240 mg Glucosamine HCL and Vitamin E (and roasted chicken & rosemary). We put some on a biscuit for Bachaesh to try and he licked it all off and left the biscuit behind so I guess that means he likes it!

Licks Liquid Vitamins

Carna4 Sprouty Squares- Free Sample

Lastly, we were also given 2 free samples of Carna4’s  Sprouty Squares.  These are supposedly synthetic-free dog biscuits with liver, oats, barley and organic sprouted seeds and are made in Canada. They also apparently have natural probiotics and enzymes.

  My brother feeds his dog Carna4 dog food. He’s told me that it’s really healthy. All I know is that Bachaesh turned his nose up at it when we offered it to him, and it sat on the carpet until all the meaty treats were gone, and then sometime in the night he decided to have it as a midnight snack.

Carna4 Sample

By my calculations the contents added up to a minimum of $34 dollars, plus the free samples. Some of the products did have product ranges listed, but given that we got the “small” box I opted to add the lowest amount.

Our box was $29, and $33 with shipping, so we came out on top.

Check back later for our other subscription box reviews!

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