VetPet Box Dog Subscription Review + Coupon – June 2018
VetPet Box is a subscription for dogs or cats with toys, treats, and other supplies curated by veterinarians. Choose from boxes for petite (up to 15 pounds), small (15-30 pounds), medium (31-50 pounds), large (51-100 pounds) or giant (100+ pounds) and there are also options to select for heavy chewers and dogs with food allergies. This is a review of the large dog box for heavy chewers and dogs with food allergies. My dog, Nyx, is an 87-pound Rottweiler who is definitely a power chewer; she also has inflammatory bowel disease so we avoid pretty much all grains and most animal proteins.
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 is a review of the Large Dog, $49 a month, box.
About VetPet Box
The Subscription Box: VetPet Box (Large Dog version)
The Cost: $49 a month (save with longer subscription options). Price varies by dog size.
COUPON: Use code VetPet15MSA to save $15 off your first box!
The Products: Toys, treats, and grooming supplies selected by veterinarians with your dog’s needs in mind.
Ships to: US (free to the contiguous 48 states, $8 to Alaska or Hawaii), Canada ($15)
VetPet Box Dog June 2018 Review
Please note: This subscription is somewhat customized based on preferences you select when you sign up. So, what you’ll see below are treats for a food-sensitive dog and toys for a heavy chewer:
Included was an information card with more information about the items in the box.
And the last piece of literature was this educational brochure. This time the theme was about avoiding heat-related illnesses. Nyx hates hot weather (well, she is a big, black dog after all) so she spends most of her time these days inside in the air-conditioning.
Dechra Hypoallergenic Cream Rinse, 8 fl oz. – Retail Value $11.34
Nyx doesn’t have skin allergies, exactly, but she has some skin issues as side effects of her IBD medication. Right now she is getting baths with coal tar/sulfur shampoo every two weeks and we are not using conditioner. But, this is supposed to help with dry skin and her skin does get dry (she has to be on a low-fat diet for various reasons, and can’t tolerate much fish oil), so we will see how it goes. I don’t see much of an effect after only one day, but I wasn’t expecting to. I’ll give it time (and there is plenty here for a few uses, even for a big dog).
Puppy Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream for Dogs – Retail Value $6.99
This is ice cream formulated for dogs; it comes as a powder and you mix it with water and freeze it. This is a nice idea for a treat in a box focused on the summer heat! My parents’ dog loves this stuff so I will probably be sending it her way since it does contain some dairy ingredients.
Gourdo by Ruff Wear – Retail Value $14.95
This is a durable rubber toy. It is meant for tugging and throwing. I think the dog is supposed to hold on to the blue part and the person is supposed to hold on to the rope part, but Nyx didn’t want to use it that way…anyway, she had fun with this, as you can see below.
These are grain free and the first few ingredients are chickpeas and peas. I let Nyx have a couple and she seems to be doing OK, even though they also contain pork stock (it’s pretty far down on the ingredients list). These do smell kind of fruity. I think watermelon is an odd flavor for a dog treat, but she liked it, so who am I to judge? You can see a close-up photo of one down below.
This is another hot-weather solution. You can fill the bottle part with water and then clip this to your pocket or whatever, while you go out and have fun outdoors with your dog. Then, when s/he needs water, you flip the colored part of this and water flows into the “bowl.” I don’t take Nyx away from the house often, but I do sometimes, and she drinks extra water due to her IBD medications, so this is nice to have around.
Nyx liked the little treats. She was more interested in chewing on the rope than in the rubber part of the toy, but that’s Nyx for you.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $49.72 for June’s Vet Pet Box. That is just a little bit above the month-to-month cost of the box. I am OK with this for a couple of reasons: (1) there’s some educational material that I haven’t assigned a value to, but that is definitely part of the subscription and (2) there is a lot of customization – we got some hypoallergenic treats and a durable toy, for example. I think the items this month did well at sticking to the idea of dealing with summer heat, also.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Due to customization (dog size/chewing habits/dietary issues), boxes may vary from month-to-month. New subscribers typically receive an introductory box first. However, if you’d like to get a repeat of a past box, contact VetPet Box – if your dog has major dental issues, as an example, they want you to be able to get the dental health box and the items within more than once if it will be useful to you. And the same goes for any other theme.
Value Breakdown: At $49 a month for this box, you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Cream Rinse: $11.18
- Ice Cream: $6.89
- Toy: $14.73
- Treats: $5.41
- Water Carrier/Dish: $10.79
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