VetPet Box Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – June 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) June 2018 Review
Every month, Vet Pet Box sends toys, supplies, and wellness items. The wellness items this time around relate to urinary tract health and litter box use:
Included was an information card with more information about the items in the box.
This month, a lot of the material is about cat urinary tract problems. There’s a suggestion to have one litter box per cat. This is fine, and I do have five litter boxes, but I think it’s kind of funny that they think each cat will only use one box and you can, therefore, tell who has issues based on which box the issues are in. (My cats use whatever boxes they want to and I have absolutely no control over the matter.) There’s also a warning about male cats who vocalize and don’t pass urine and yes, we’ve been there, at 1 PM on a Saturday afternoon with Monkey at the emergency vet (this was 6 years ago; turns out he has lower urinary tract disease).
I did not know they made these for cats. This one supposedly has catnip in it (I don’t know how I would tell…) but it makes noises and/or talks when it moves. My cats found it interesting but none of them were in the mood to bat around a hardball toy (Angus and Monkey are interested in this type of activity from time to time). This is stored on a high shelf so no one finds it in the night. I am familiar with both of the dog versions of this toy and, while funny, they can get irritating if they constantly go off.
Mad Cat Strawpurry Ice Cream Toy – Retail Value $4.99
We love Mad Cat toys. I am sure I have this same one somewhere, but this one is new and fresh. And, as you will see, Madison thought it was the greatest thing ever.
Mad Cat Purrfect Pineapple – Retail Value $4.99
Yay, another Mad Cat toy. Monkey was very interested in this one. These toys have catnip and silvervine, which is also a cat attractant (that seems to be particularly effective on Madison).
I am not sure if the item I received has the same weight as the box I linked to, which is 2 lbs, but it is certainly not more than that. Just the packaging is a little different, I think. This is hydrophobic sand. You put it in a clean box, shut your cat in a room with the box, and wait until s/he pees, then collect the urine and take it to the vet. I am sure there are circumstances where this would be useful, and I’m going to keep it around, but my vet generally wants a sterile sample if we suspect a UTI (so, ultrasound machine and big needle into the bladder). This might be handy to collect urine to use one of those home-based tests to see if a trip to the vet is warranted.
These are small, crunchy treats. They went well with the treat ball (see below). They come in a resealable package and I find that Wellness is usually a good brand. Madison, Angus, and Sneaky were particular fans.
My Little Lion Totally Tuna Recipe – Retail Value $4.99 (currently out of stock)
I haven’t opened these yet but we have had them several times before and I think my cats prefer this brand of treats to nearly all others. They have an ingredient called “animal plasma” and I guess that really makes these smell and taste good to kitties. These are semi-moist treats.
CatIt Treat Ball – Retail Value $11.52
This is a treat-dispensing ball. Most of my cats can’t figure these out. Only Madison gets them. So what the other cats do is watch him and then steal the treats when he knocks them out. (I made sure to give Madison some treats separately so he wouldn’t be disappointed.)
If for some reason you don’t want to pay $11.52, there is a blue one that is significantly cheaper than the pink one at Amazon, available via the same link.
Angus eats a treat. He wasn’t in a playful mood this day, but someone else sure was…
Madison and Sneaky with the treat ball. As expected, he knocked the treats out and she stole them.
He liked the treats too when given a chance.
Madison with the ice cream cone toy. I especially like the third photo, where he appears to have it halfway in his mouth.
He didn’t actually eat this. (Monkey is weird about food.)
He did find the pineapple toy quite interesting.
You see how I have a band-aid on my finger in the picture of Angus? It’s because Sneaky bit the heck out of my finger here…
Here she is with some of the other box items.
Mr. Kitty was not in the greatest mood this day. He had been acting like his eye hurt, so I took him to the vet, and while it turns out he just has his usual problems (distorted cornea), I said he was pawing at it after his eye drops and she suggested an e-collar for awhile. (Naturally, this all happens when the veterinary ophthalmologist is out of town…)
Verdict: I calculated a value of $55.54 for June’s VetPet Box. That’s about $10 above the cost of the box. There were a lot of things to try out here. I think the treats and the Mad Cat toys were the biggest hits, but the Babble Ball got some interesting responses and the sand can’t really go bad, so I’m keeping it in my ever-growing cat/dog first aid area. VetPet Box is really helping me build my supply of pet health/wellness items up, that’s for sure.
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):
- Babble Ball: $7.79
- Ice Cream Cone Toy: $4.04
- Pineapple Toy: $4.04
- Urine Collection Sand: $13.73
- Kittles Treats: $2.02
- My Little Lion Treats: $4.04
- Treat Ball: $9.33
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