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Whiskerbox Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2017

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Whiskerbox is a monthly subscription filled with artisanal products for your cat(s)!

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Meow Size, $39.95 a month, box. 

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The Subscription Box: Whiskerbox

The Cost: $29.95 for the “Mew” subscription (3-4 items not including apparel), $39.95 for the “Meow” subscription (4-6 items including apparel)

COUPON: Use code msa10 to save 10% off any subscription, for life!

The Products: Cat apparel, cat toys and treats, and other cat-related goodies.

Ships to: U.S. and Canada for free, International for $15

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There was an information card in the box listing the items. It also had my cats’ names!

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Classic Wool Duffle Coat in Camel from Cat Couture – Listed Value $45

I can’t find Cat Couture online so I took the value from the information card. (The search term is far too generic and ends up with me seeing lots and lots of unrelated cat fashion.) Anyway, I put this on the kitties backward at first but the fit was much better when I figured out what I was doing wrong. Photos of both below.

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Meowmosa from Omega Paw (3 oz) – Value $3.49

Madison and Monkey were not crazy over these treats. I think the hint of orange juice is a little weird for them. But Sneaky likes them a lot so they will not go to waste.

Weruva Cats in the Kitchen Pumpkin Jack Splash (3 oz) – Value $1.25

This, on the other hand, was universally popular. Monkey even ate some. And Mr. Kitty wanted it, but alas, he can’t have pumpkin. The rest of them gobbled this right up.

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Candy (1 piece) – Value?

There was a little piece of candy in here. I don’t have any idea what it’s called because the label is all in Japanese.

Organic Paw Balm by Nava Pets – Value $2.99

This contains cocoa butter and vitamin E and is designed to moisturize dry, cracked paws. My cats don’t go outside (and probably wouldn’t let me put this on their paws anyway), but Nyx gets dry skin from being on prednisone, so I will be able to use this on her.

Catnip Bow-Tie Pasta from MiniTigerDesign – Value $6.28

These are handmade and are pretty small. The new kitty is very active and playful and seemed to enjoy these the most, so I put them in his isolation room with him. (The rescue group said I needed to keep him apart from other cats for 14 days.) He is having a good old time with them.

Gratuitous Cat Photo Time!

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Madison, Sneaky, and Monkey shared the food. (Mr. Kitty can’t have it and New Guy is still in isolation, per the rescue group’s instructions.)

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Mr. Kitty always wants treats. 99% of the time, he can’t have them. I do usually let him sniff, though.

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Madison was in hiding mode the day I took these photos.  I tried taking about 12 and this was honestly the best one.

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Sneaky really liked these. Sneaky will eat pretty much anything with enthusiasm.

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The kitten isn’t sure what to make of these treats. He had just eaten a big meal, though, so he was probably full.

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On the other hand, he loves these little pasta toys. He likes to toss them around in the bathtub.

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I realize now that this is on him backward.  Despite the geometry issue, at first, I thought, well, “coat buttons in front.” Anyway, I thought it was a funny picture.

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Here it is in the proper orientation. Fits much better!

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Sneaky is secretly laughing at him, I know…

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And Monkey’s like, “I put up with the photos. Now get it off!”

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Mr. Kitty in the coat, again with it backwards. My first clue that something was wrong was that it did not fit him at all. Also I think he was mad that the other kitties were eating the food while I was putting him in the coat (since he can’t have the food).

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Mr. Kitty is not a happy camper. Also his eyes were bothering him on this day. (He goes back to the eye doctor on the 27th.)

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Here is the coat when put on him properly.  It actually fits pretty well.

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And another angry face shot. He is very good at closing his eyes when the flash goes off. (But, he is a pretty good sport about cat costumes, all things considered.)

Verdict: I calculated a value of $59.01 for the January 2017 Whiskerbox. That is considerably above the cost of the subscription (great for cat subscriptions) so even if you think the apparel value is inflated a bit (I can vouch for the fact that it is definitely higher quality than the small dog costumes at Target), I feel you are getting a good value for your money, at least if you like to put clothes on your cat(s), which I obviously do.

What do you think of January’s Whiskerbox? Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

18 Comments

  1. I hope Mr Kitty feels better soon. I too have a kittah who gets eye issues from time to time and it’s not pleasant for either of us.

    Weruva is a wonderful brand! I highly recommend changing to a grain-free diet for every cat. My older girl had to switch to it due to allergy issues and my younger guy has been raised on nothing but grain-free and he’s a gorgeous monster, the poster child for grain-free (and filtered water – tap water is so toxic to their kidneys).

    I think the new kittah looks like a Simon, that’s my vote!

    • Sadly, Mr. Kitty is going to have to have EYE SURGERY on Tuesday! Poor guy. We spent all afternoon at the veterinary ophthalmologist’s office and then at my regular vet for bloodwork.

      I wish I could get all my cats on grain free food but Monkey and Madison refuse to eat anything but specific (and different, for each of them) types of kibble. They’d rather starve.

  2. Awhhh I totally want that coat for my kitties!! Raglan, I have 4 adult cats and was thinkin about adopting a new kitty as well and I noticed the shelter told u to isolate the new kitty for 14days, why is that? Does it help the new kitty get used to your house or the other kitties? Thanks!

    • It reduces the risk of transfer of conditions like eye herpes (Mr. Kitty has that and I think Sneaky does, too) and/or respiratory infections (seems no one has one of those at the moment, thankfully). Transmission is easier when animals are stressed, like being in a new environment. Also it gives the new cat a chance to adjust to new surroundings without constant harassment from the others.

  3. Love all of the photos, but the coat photos are the best yet! Lol

  4. Love the cat coat!! Picture a pipe and a hat and you would have Sherlock Holmes.

    • Wow! Gmta!

  5. This is to funny! My cats would most likely tolerate me putting the coat on but, it probably wouldn’t fit. They’re both on the chunky side! Thanks, for the laugh!😹

    • Mr. Kitty weighs more than 13 pounds. He has a huge belly (it’s a result of being on prednisolone for more than 4 years). When I put it on him the right way, it did fit, and I think a somewhat larger cat would also fit in it. Maybe not a full grown Maine Coon, though.

  6. We should do a naming poll for the new guy!!

    • Right? I can’t believe Ragan hasn’t asked us all for input (yet)! 😉

  7. Those coat photos are so funny had I something in my mouth when I saw them I would have spit it all over the place. I couldn’t stop laugjing.

  8. Love Monkey and Mr. Kitty in the coat… those pics had me LOL. My cat would NEVER let me try anything like that on her. Welcome, New Kitty!

  9. Good grief. A cat coat. Had I tried to put it on one of mine, I would have been shreaded in short order.

    • There is a reason you only see it on two cats and not all five…

      • Me Kitty win the Who Wore it Best contest.

      • Mr Kitty wins the Who Wore it Best contest.

        • Mr. Kitty looks dapper! That coat looks amazingly good on him and I’ll bet it keeps him nice and toasty. But I think he needs a Sherlock hat and pipe (toy) to complete the ensemble.

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