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VetPet Box Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2018

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Vet Pet Box Cat January 2018 Box closed

VetPet Box is a subscription for dogs or cats with toys, treats, and other supplies curated by veterinarians. You can choose from boxes for single cats or multiple cats, and you can also input allergy information if necessary.

VetPet Box Cat January 2018 Box inside

This review is for the multiple cat VetPet box, which is $45.00 per month.

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.) 

Vet Pet Box Cat January 2018 Review

About VetPet Box

The Subscription Box: VetPet Box (cat version)

The Cost: $45/month (Save with longer subscription options or get a single-cat subscription.)

COUPON: Use code VetPet20MSA to save 20% off your first box!

The Products: Toys, treats, and grooming supplies selected by veterinarians with the needs of your cat (or cats) in mind.

Ships to: US (free to the contiguous 48 states, $8 to Alaska or Hawaii), Canada ($15)

VetPet Box (Cat Version) January 2018 Review

Every month, VetPet Box sends toys, supplies, and wellness items. The wellness items this time around relate to the monthly theme of healthy litter box use:

Vet Pet Box Cat January 2018 Booklet Front

Vet Pet Box Cat January 2018 Booklet back

Included was an information card with more information about the items in the box.

Litter box usage is complicated in a multi-cat household. I have five boxes, each in a different room (upstairs, so Nyx can’t get involved). I also have two cats on prednisolone (Sneaky for asthma, Mr. Kitty for inflammatory bowel disease), which increases urine output, and Mr. Kitty has been on antibiotics a lot these past few months (due to his eye removal and subsequent infection), which has been hard on his GI tract, so it’s even more complicated when you are managing multiple medical conditions. But there are some helpful tips in here, nonetheless.

From the Field Shelby the Long Tail Hemp Mouse (2 count)

From the Field Shelby the Long Tail Hemp Mouse (2 count) – Total Retail Value $12.78, Listed Value $18

I am showing these still in the package because I have experience with this brand. It has really good catnip, but the effects are multiplied if you wait until just before the first play session to remove the toy from the packaging. These tails are really long and many of my cats enjoyed them (especially Madison).

Floral Teal Hanging Scratcher from Patchwork Pet

Floral Teal Hanging Scratcher from Patchwork Pet – Listed Value $11.99

It is hard to get good pictures of the cats playing with items like this, but they do get used. I think this is going in the bathroom where Sneaky gets fed. Hopefully, she will scratch it instead of the door when she wants out. (The manufacturer of this item doesn’t have an e-commerce site and I can’t find this in stock elsewhere, so no link is listed here.)

CatIt Litter Trapping Mat

CatIt Litter Trapping Mat – Retail Value $7, Listed Value $9.99

I have really big mats under all five of my litter boxes, but I think the one used mostly by Angus could use some extra help. He kicks litter far and wide. So this is going next to the other mat that’s already there. (I didn’t show it in use because no one needs to see a photo of a litter box in need of scooping…I had to buy a new scoop this weekend because my old one bent at the place where the handle connects to the scoop part.)

Get Naked Urinary Health Treats (2.5 oz x 2)

Get Naked Urinary Health Treats (2.5 oz x 2) – Total Retail Value $7.98, Listed Value $11.98 (found here for $3.39 each)

These are small, crunchy treats that have a bit of cranberry in them for urinary health. I have received these in a cat subscription box before and know that Sneaky likes them. Sneaky probably needs them the most, too – she is on prednisolone for her asthma and that causes extra drinking and urination, which makes her more likely to get a urinary tract infection (she also has to take potassium gel twice a day). We will use them to lure her into the bathroom, where we give her her asthma inhaler.

CatIt Eco Cat Ball (x 2)

CatIt Eco Cat Ball (x 2) – Total Retail Value $16.82, Listed Value $7 (found here for $3.41 each)

These are little straw-covered balls with feathers. These are totally Angus toys. I’ve already seen him batting them around upstairs and it is only a matter of time before he knocks them down to the first floor.

Angus liked these treats.

He also liked the tail from the mouse toy.

Kitty tongue!

Madison really liked the tail from the mouse toy. Much more so than I was expecting. I don’t often get him to play with toys, so this was wonderful.

Monkey has been a little bit of a stick in the mud during photo time lately. Oh well, you can’t win them all.

Sneaky liked the treats. We will probably be using most of them to tempt her into the bathroom where we can get her with her asthma inhaler.

Long strings are also highly favored by Sneaky.

Mr. Kitty sniffs the rope tail.

Mr. Kitty’s look here says “stop poking things in my face.” (He really did like the feathers, though.)

Verdict: I calculated a value of $56.57 for January’s VetPet Box. That is a few dollars above the cost of the box on a month-to-month basis and is even better if you have a longer subscription. Please also keep in mind that the prices of many of these items vary considerably depending on which website you buy them from. More importantly, though, pretty much every single thing in this box was either useful to me (i.e., litter box mat) or downright loved by at least one or two cats, if not more. This box was a huge hit for us. I really feel like the toys and treats are evaluated rather than just picked according to appearance.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this was January’s box (much of my mail was seriously delayed in January). New subscribers get an introductory box when they sign up.

Coupon – Use code VetPet20MSA to save 20% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $45 for the multi-cat box, you are paying approximately the following per item (double items counted as one in the list below):

  • Mouse toys $10.17
  • Scratcher $9.54
  • Litter mat $5.57
  • Treats $6.35
  • Feather balls $13.38

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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).

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8 Comments

  1. Great review, your cats are beautiful

  2. Re: the mention of buying a litter scoop – I recently discovered the BEST scoop. EVER!!

    “DuraScoop Jumbo Cat Litter Scoop“ on amazon, $12.99, Prime.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001DCAAP4/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Substantial, made of metal, weighty, and very well designed. With about 3-4 scoops I can sift though everything in a large litter box. I find it especially good for clumping litter – previous scoops wouldn’t always hold the whole clump of urine and it would end up falling off the scoop and breaking, dirtying the litter. This one is deep enough, wide enough, and stable enough that that is never an issue. Also the spacing on the tines (?) is optimal — wide enough that you don’t need to spend a extra time scooping, yet small enough that it gets even the smaller sizes pieces of waste. Highly recommend!!

    • Thanks @beth, I just ordered one!

  3. i got a stainless steel kitty scoop from amazon – it’s awesome, no bending and easily cleaned.

  4. Awe! Mr Kitty is healing up nicely! Great pics!

  5. I love the idea of this box, but $45 a month is just too much to spend on extra cat toys and treats for me (only 1 cat in my household). If it was quarterly I think it would be a better option for most people.

  6. Great review. I don’t see the value there for me, not sure if others do.

    I am concerned that the cranberry treats are called urinary tract health. The issue with my cat is urinary crystals and most urinary health foods are low in ash and other additives that cause crystals to form. I’d like to see where cranberry is found to help in preventing crystals. I believe that cranberry use for humans is being debunked as helping with UTI’s.

    • The D-mannose in cranberry is mostly not digested and instead passes through the urinary system, where it aggregates bacteria in the bladder, allowing it to pass out rather than adhere to the bladder wall and cause infection. (Though truthfully, it is easier to take D-mannose than cranberry.)

      Nyx is on a ton of D-mannose right now to keep her from getting UTIs, too. (She is on prednisolone, which causes her to drink a lot of water and have dilute urine, which can lead to UTIs, and in her case, did. Antibiotics cleared it up but D-mannose keeps it from coming back.)

      Monkey used to get crystals but it was due to stress. I have him on a high salt food now that causes him to drink a lot of water, and I keep the stress to a minimum (there was a triggering situation, way back when) and he is good. So no, cranberry won’t help EVERY pet with urinary issues, but it can help some. (Sneaky is also on prednisolone for her asthma and has dilute urine as well. She has had bladder infections in the past.)

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