SlobberBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – January 2016
SlobberBox is a monthly subscription box for holistic-minded humans and their dogs. It is a relatively new branch of the Wisconsin company called Companion Cuisine which, among other things, produces holistic dog treats filled with tons of nutrition but without added colors, preservatives, grains, etc.
The Subscription Box: SlobberBox
COUPON: Use coupon code SLOBBER to save $5 off your first month!
The Cost: $24 monthly for “The Pooch Pack” (5-6 treats, chews, and toys) or $36 monthly for “The Healer” which includes everything from “The Pooch Pack” plus a chemical-free healing product. (Save with longer subscriptions.) This is a review of “The Healer.”
The Products: USA-made, all-natural dog treats and chews, toys, and natural healing products.
Ships to: US (free!)
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SlobberBox included this letter with details about the food items included in the box, with details about some of the ingredients and nutritional benefits.
Carob Bone with Coconut Drizzle – Value $3.00
Of course dogs can’t have chocolate, but carob gives them a little bit of a chocolate flavor while also providing fiber and protein as well as key vitamins and minerals. Please note that there were several vacuum-sealed treats like this in the box. I am not sure of the shelf life so you should probably use them relatively quickly after receiving.
Salmon Chew – Value $3 (?)
My cats were all over this box while I was trying to photograph it. Now I understand why. This is gently dehydrated and has only a single ingredient. (Although my cats could apparently smell this, I certainly couldn’t, so don’t worry on that account.) The value is a total guess because this item was not available in the Companion Cuisine shop.
Banana-Kins – Value $6.50
These are apparently very high in fiber while also being grain free. I am probably going to chance these with Nyx since there are no animal proteins in there to upset her IBD. This package comes with a note on the label to use within one month of opening (or three months if kept in the freezer).
Only Natural Pet Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil (8 fl oz) – Value $12.79
Fish oil is good for coat and skin health. We learned the hard way that Nyx can’t take fish oil, but there is a picture of a cat on the bottle, too, and Monkey could use a little help in this area. Bit of advice: don’t start at the maximum dosage of fish oil, but work your way up over time. Your pets’ digestive systems will thank you.
Peas and Carrots Please – Value $6.50
Although this has peas and carrots in the name, the ingredients list doesn’t include either peas or carrots (garbanzo flour, blueberries, sunflower and/or vegetable oil, egg). This is another one I may take a chance with on Nyx – it’s grain free and doesn’t specifically contain any of the ingredients she’s supposed to avoid.
Dehydrated Sweet Potato – Value $1 (?)
This was a little strange. These were just loose in the box. I have definitely seen dehydrated sweet potato in dog boxes before, but it’s usually packaged in some way. The value is again a total guess, but I could make these in my food dehydrator for basically the cost of a single sweet potato.
Multipet Migrators Pheasant – Value $6.32
This did not contain stuffing, which was great. It had two squeakers and of course Nyx loved it…plus it lasted a bit longer than average.
I like how derpy Nyx looks in this picture – she was really into this toy!
Verdict: I calculated a value of $39 for the January 2016 SlobberBox. That’s pretty close to the cost of the box. Although some prices were guesses, there is a lot of value to me, personally, in the focus on ingredients. As you probably know if you have read some of my other dog subscription reviews, Nyx has inflammatory bowel disease and has to avoid ALL common allergens (wheat/gluten, dairy, soy, corn, and pretty much every kind of non-hydrolyzed meat unless they are really unusual things like elk). And I think this box has more treats I’ve considered giving Nyx than just about every other dog subscription box I’ve ever received. So if your dog has dietary issues, this is definitely worth checking out.
What do you think of the January 2016 SlobberBox dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?