VetPet Box Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – April 2018
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.
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.)
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 VetPet15MSA to save $15 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) April 2018 Review
Every month, VetPet Box sends toys, supplies, and wellness items. The wellness items this time around relate to the monthly theme of veterinary emergencies:
Included was an information card with more information about the items in the box.
Ah, cat emergencies. We have experienced many of the ones discussed. Straining to urinate? Right after the vet’s office closes on Saturday afternoon? Monkey has done that (we went to the emergency vet). He has lower urinary tract disease, although he has not had a recurrence since 2012. Eye problems? Don’t even get me started. You have seen Mr. Kitty lately, I assume. He didn’t start out missing an eye (actually we went to the emergency vet twice regarding that eye before it had to come out). I am also much practiced at figuring out when vomiting and diarrhea are something to worry about and when/how to treat them at home (and for which cats, because the answer is not the same in each case…).
You can avoid some of the listed problems (and/or notice them sooner, when veterinary intervention is less expensive/invasive and more likely to work) by keeping your cats indoors.
There was an insert reminding you that lily plants are toxic to household pets. This is especially important to remember in the springtime and around Easter.
Vet Pet Box Bandage Kit – Listed Value $6.99
This is a basic first aid kit for pets. One thing I have not had to do in the past is put a bandage on a cat wound, and hopefully, I will never have to, but I am glad to have these materials in case I need them. Because the band-aids and stuff I have for myself would really not be suitable for a cat. (I do have a collection of cat-sized e-collars, though…)
From the Field Catnip Essential Oil Rejuvenator – Retail Value $6.49
This is a catnip essential oil/water mix that can be used to refresh toys or other surfaces (cat beds and the like). I sometimes go around and spray this on random things; once I got Monkey to repeatedly lick a cardboard box I’d sprayed this on. It can also be good to put this on sisal scratching posts since it is hard to spread regular catnip on upright items.
Ophthalmic Solution Eyewash by Henry Schein – Retail Value $5.49
This is an eyewash solution that can help get rid of irritants like pollen and dust. This is another thing that I have not used in the past, but that seems good to keep around (and it can be used for dogs or cats). Mr. Kitty used to get irritated eyes when I would leave the windows open in springtime. I just keep the windows closed now since I don’t want anything to happen to the eye he has left (and we have oodles of prescription drops for him now) but I will definitely keep this in mind if one of my other pets starts displaying any irritation.
Cheeky Chicken Jerky Chips (4 oz) – Retail Value $6.99
Normally, my cats are not big on jerky-style treats. But they actually liked these (well, Angus, Sneaky, and Madison did, anyway). I got some good pictures of them biting these treats (see below) but when I broke off pieces, the cats actually ate them without trouble. These are just chicken with some added vitamins and minerals and the texture actually works for cats.
Jorgensen Pet Piller – Retail Value $5.95
My cats take a lot of pills. Mr. Kitty gets one or two prednisolones a day, a chlorambucil every other day, ¼ of a famotidine (antacid) most days, and ½ a cyproheptadine (appetite stimulant) every day, and Sneaky gets one prednisolone every other day. So I am really good at giving pills to cats. But, I have a lot of trouble giving the famotidine because it is tiny and starts to disintegrate when it gets wet. I still need a little practice with this device, but I think ultimately it will be the solution to my problem.
Patchcat Collection First Responders Series by Patchwork Pet – Retail Value $17.56
We have received other toys from this company in other cat subscription boxes, but never a whole collection before. These toys are small catnip plushes and those are typically my cats’ favorite. These have been pretty popular. Also hilarious. Late one night (like 1AM, after we were in bed), Monkey discovered the one that is inside a clear ball and made a lot of noise. So my husband took it away. Monkey then discovered the mylar one and started making crunchy noises with it. So my husband took that away. The striped ball also rattles, so guess which one Monkey discovered next? I found this whole series of events hilarious although I did not get much sleep that night. The other small ones are being moved around the bedroom a lot, so I think they’re getting played with while I’m at work.
Angus investigates the jerky. He did eat this when I broke him off a piece.
Angus really liked these little toys, too.
Madison also liked this treat.
And here, he inspects one of the toys.
Monkey is not so interested in treats.
But he will rub his chin on pretty much any toy.
Sneaky lives for treats. I especially like the third photo.
She is not so interested in toys.
Here is Mr. Eyeball Emergency, himself. He was sleeping and I woke him up to take these pictures.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $49.47 for April’s VetPet Box. That is a decent value for a $45 cat subscription box. The toys were popular (as expected), the treats were actually a hit as well (not expected, but welcome), and I collected a lot of useful items for making up a pet first aid kit, which is something I should probably have around.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this was April’s box. 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):
- Bandage kit $6.36
- Catnip spray $5.90
- Eyewash $4.99
- Treats $6.36
- Pet piller $5.41
- Toy collection $15.97
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