VetPet Box Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – May 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) May 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.
This month, a lot of the material is about cat thyroid problems. In the past, we’ve had reason to believe Monkey and Mr. Kitty might have thyroid problems, but when we do the test, they have normal levels. Still good to review the signs from time to time.
Catnip Infused Incredibubbles – Retail Value $4.99
My cats have enjoyed bubbles in the past, but we had some issues with these. The liquid is very, very thick, and probably needs to be diluted a bit with water (not sure how you would do that, though). The wand only works to make tiny bubbles. And, oddly, unpopped bubbles stay around for literally hours.
Go Cat Go Kitty Kopter x 2 – Retail Value $3.95 ($7.90 total)
The cats thought these were awesome. Sneaky mostly wanted to eat the feathers, but Angus played with it appropriately. I had to take it away from him so he didn’t take it downstairs near the dog…
CatIt Self Groomer – Retail Value $4.99
This comes with a sticky pad so you can put it on the wall at cat height. I have learned the hard way not to do that. Monkey LOVES self-groomers and he needs them. But what he does is groom himself and then eat the fur out of the groomer and get big hairballs. So instead, this will be used only for supervised grooming sessions.
Snack21 Herring Steaks for Cats, 25 g – Retail Value $7.99
I have said before that my cats don’t care for freeze-dried meat. This is one of those instances where they can totally smell the treats and are interested in the aroma, but are disappointed in the treats themselves. I got several to put these in their mouths but then they’d drop them later on. These seem to have bits of skin still attached, which is kind of gross (but no one is making me eat them, either…).
Snack21 Salmon Snacks for Cats, 25 g – Retail Value $6.48
This was another instance of my cats enjoying the scent, but not actually wanting to eat the treats. I get the idea behind freeze-dried meat – it’s a single-ingredient, grain free treat. But all those good qualities don’t count for much if the cats won’t eat it. My crew was interested in the smell of the herring a bit more than this salmon.
Yeowww Catnip Pillow – Retail Value $8.51
These little toys were expensive everywhere I found them for sale but cats do LOVE them. This brand is more popular than pretty much any other toy at my house. Even Mr. Kitty rubs on them some, and they make Madison absolutely crazy. Plus, this has two different textures, which is also a win for my crew.
Le Salon Essentials Claw Scissors for Cats – Retail Value $7.17
I have never cut a cat’s or a dog’s nails in my life and I am not about to start now. This is a prospect that seriously scares me (both in terms of hurting the animal, and of getting injured myself). I will gladly pay $10 or $15 at the vet’s office for this service instead. However, if you are more DIY-inclined, this could be a handy item to have around, and these seem to be pretty good quality.
I used to have a jar of this somewhere but have lost track of it. I used to have a 6-foot-long iguana and he would get mad and whip his tail around and sometimes the end would come off and he would bleed, and I would just dip it right in this powder and it would stop bleeding. (His tail regrew every time…) Anyway, this is meant to go with the nail scissors in case you cut too far up, but there’s no need to limit it to only nail trims. This is a handy item to keep around just because, and thanks to VetPet Box, I am accumulating a nice collection of first aid supplies for my animals.
I know you wanted to see some cat pictures:
Angus was a huge fan of these feather toys.
These treats, not so much.
Madison spent a long time inspecting the feathers.
He also liked this pillow toy.
He sniffed the treats but didn’t eat them.
Monkey sniffed the treats. He was skeptical.
These feathers are more to his liking.
And he loved the groomer. So much I have to keep it away from him most of the time or he will eat the hair out of it.
Sneaky tried to eat the feathers but I didn’t get a picture of that.
She gave the treats quite a lot of effort but didn’t actually eat them. I like the tooth in the bottom photo of Sneaky.
I actually don’t know why Mr. Kitty’s tongue is out.
And I think he was confused and sleepy here.
Sadly, Mr. Kitty is no longer the bubble slayer. These popped on his fur and dried and made him crusty and I had to wipe him down.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $60.02 for May’s Vet Pet Box. That’s well above the cost of the box. Although not every item was a hit. There were a lot of things to try out and sometimes I am surprised by which cat ends up liking an item. Also, there were some useful items (like the styptic powder) to keep around in case of future need.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? New subscribers usually get an introductory box. However, if you contact Vet Pet Box, you can get a past month’s box (like say you really want to get the dental one more than once, because your cat has bad teeth).
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):
- Bubbles: $3.74
- Kitty Kopters: $5.92
- Groomer: $3.74
- Herring Treats: $5.99
- Salmon Treats: $4.86
- Catnip Pillow: $6.38
- Claw Scissors: $5.38
- Styptic Powder: $8.99
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