Pet GiftBox Dog Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2017
Pet GiftBox is a monthly subscription with themed treats and toys for your dog or cat.
This is a review of the large dog, or “Hefty Hound” version for $25.00 per month. For reference, my dog Nyx is a Rottweiler who weighs about 87 pounds.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.
The Subscription Box: Pet GiftBox
The Cost: Boxes start at $25.00 per month (save with a 12-month subscription). One time boxes are also available for $30.00.
COUPON: Save 50% off your first box with code MSA50
The Products: Toys and treats curated according to a monthly theme.
Ships to: US. Ships free.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The box came with this information card.
Multipet Cuddle Buddies Mosquito – Value $11.99
This thing is cute, despite being a mosquito. I particularly like its wings. (You can see its wings and face better in the photos with Nyx below.) Nyx has only gotten to play with this for a few minutes so far, so she hasn’t destroyed it yet. She seems to think the vulnerable points are the eyeballs because that’s where she spent most of her time gnawing.
Petlou Bite Me 17” Skunk – Value $9.99
This is the month’s second plush toy. Nyx enjoyed this one as well and it is also still holding together after our first play session. It even stood up to a little bit of playing tug. (No pictures with this one – it didn’t show up against her fur very clearly.) I think this is one of the sturdier Petlou plushes we’ve received from a dog subscription box.
Get Naked Grain Free Dental Sticks in Skin & Coat Health (chicken flavor, 6.6 oz) – Value $4.99
These are grain free and also soy-free, and they are made in the USA. They have flaxseed oil and herring oil to produce the optimum ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (and this can be a little different for dogs than for people), which should help with skin and coat health. They’re also supposed to help remove plaque and tartar from your dog’s teeth (assuming your dog doesn’t bolt the thing, which is what my last Rottie would’ve done).
Barkworthies Beef Hamburger – Value $1.04 (buy a case of 30 for $31.29)
These are grain free. Actually, they are basically single ingredient other than some liquid smoke and salt and such for flavor and shelf-stability reasons. This is meant to be an alternative to rawhide and is fully digestible. These would need to be cut into pieces before giving to a smaller dog but should be fine as-is for larger breeds.
Tick Key – Value $6.48
This is a device for tick removal. It’s a great idea for a summertime item. Nyx hasn’t had any ticks yet (she’s on Simparica to control fleas and mange mites, which is probably why), but there’s always a first time (there are good instructions on the back and this is lightweight and easy to attach to a keychain or something). Ticks are a real concern in our area. Here’s a shot of a small part of our backyard to give you an idea of why:
It’s a half acre of basically jungle right now. I’m lucky *I* don’t come back to the house crawling with ticks every time I venture back there.
Here are some shots of Nyx enjoying the mosquito toy. She liked the other toy, too, but black toy + black dog in a semi-dark room doesn’t make for good photographs!
Verdict: I calculated a value of $34.49 for the August Pet GiftBox for dogs. That’s more than $9 over the cost of the box and is a really good value for this subscription. Nyx thought the toys were fun and the treats were good quality (even if she can’t have them), plus the Tick Key is something I haven’t seen in a dog subscription box before and it seems like it could be a useful item to have around.