Pet GiftBox Dog Subscription Review + Coupon – February 2018
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 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.)
This review is of the Pet GiftBox for Dogs, $25 a month, box.
About Pet GiftBox
The Subscription Box: Pet GiftBox
The Cost: $25 a month (save with longer subscriptions)
The Products: Toys and treats curated according to a monthly theme
Ships to: U.S. (free)
Pet Gift Box for Dogs February 2018 Review
Pet GiftBox usually does a pretty good job of sticking to a theme for each box; this month, there was an “Under The Sea” theme:
The box came with this information card.
Bow Wow Pet “Under the Sea Pals” Hammerhead Shark – Estimated Value $14
I can never find Bow Wow Pet products for sale online (they come in a LOT of dog subscription boxes) so I guess they only do wholesale. I’ve given this a value based on similar toys. Nyx enjoys plushes very much although they don’t hold up super well, and that was the case here, too. (If you have a destructive dog, Pawpack, which is TheGiftBox’s heavy chewer box, may be a better option for you.)
Petlou “Bite Me” Stingray Dog Toy, 14 inches – Retail Value $13.65
This is another plush toy but it has reinforced edging (the dark blue part) and that makes a big difference; this one has held up a bit better. Also, I am pretty sure this one doesn’t have any stuffing, which is great. Nyx will get to play with this one a second time (at least).
Sea Jerky Tiddlers – Retail Value $5.99
These are little cubes made from fish skin. They *may* help maintain healthy teeth due to their rough texture and they’re actually pretty low in calories and healthful fats, as well. The company Fish4Dogs that makes these is based in the UK but the UK is one of the safe countries when it comes to dog treats.
Barkworthies All Natural Salmon Skin Twists Dog Treat, 8” – Retail Value $2.81
Here is another fish-skin-based treat (this company also makes the tooth cleaning claim, so maybe there is something to that?). You can give this whole or break it into pieces.
Pet House Candle in Mediterranean Sea – Retail Value $3.49
When I opened the box, I was really, really worried that something had spilled inside based on the smell. It turns out that no, only the lid had come off of this. This has a strong, strong scent which is probably good if you are going to give your dog all the fish skin treats from this box! Anyway, Pet House Candles makes home fragrance products that are safe for use around pets (this is dye-free soy wax and includes an odor neutralizer). This is more floral than beachy in my opinion, but we do burn a lot of candles in my house and this one seems to have good ingredients.
Here are some photos of the toys in action!
Verdict: I calculated a value of $39.94 for the March Pet GiftBox for dogs. That’s quite a bit over the cost of the box on a month-to-month basis, though I did have to estimate one of the values. The toys were size-appropriate for a large-breed dog this time, if not particularly durable. If your dog doesn’t have any allergies or food sensitivities, the treats seem to be of good quality, though if your dog has dietary issues, you might be better off with a more customizable dog subscription. I thought the theme was fun, and different compared to the St. Patrick’s Day-themed dog boxes we often get at this time of year, and that they did a great job of sticking to it while also providing a nice selection of items.
To Wrap Up:
Coupon – Save 50% off your first box with code MSA50
Value Breakdown: At a cost of $25 for this box, you’re paying approximately the following per item:
- Shark toy $8.76
- Stingray toy $8.54
- Sea jerky $3.75
- Fish skin treat $1.76
- Candle $2.18
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