VetPet Box Dog Subscription Review + Coupon – July 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 July 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 stress and anxiety issues such as might be encountered around the 4th of July.
Flavorit Toy (berry flavor, XL) – Retail Value $11.99
We get these every so often in dog subscription boxes and I am always happy to see them. They are flavor-infused nylon toys and the flavors don’t aggravate Nyx’s IBD, so she can actually chew on them. You can spread something over the holes (peanut butter or whatever) but I don’t even need to do that with Nyx, she will just chew them as-is.
Herbsmith July Third Immediate Calming for Dogs (7.02 oz) – Retail Value $21.49
Whew, these are some expensive treats. These have valerian, chamomile, thiamine, tryptophan, and passion flower. They are free of wheat, corn, and soy, but they do have some fish and grain (rice and oat) ingredients. They are supposed to be calming, which can be a good thing as July 4th can cause a lot of anxiety in pets, what with the loud noises and all. (In actuality, it freaks my cats out much more than it does Nyx.) This might not be economically feasible for people to regularly use on their dogs as a dog of Nyx’s weight would require 3 chews every 12 hours, which would eat through this box in 5 days. On the other hand, if you are only worried about July 4th, this should be plenty. (If you need long-term anxiety control or have a dog with food sensitivities, you should check out Adaptil collars and diffusers, which are available on Amazon and through many vets’ offices.)
Hare of the Dog 100% Rabbit Jerky – Retail Value $2.99
I don’t know if everyone receives this or if you might get a different treat if your dog does not have food sensitivities. We have had this before and Nyx does all right with it if I just give her a little piece every day for a week. It is a jerky treat made in the US made from only rabbit.
KONG Extreme (XL) – Retail Value $9.49
Rubber KONG toys like this are really quite indestructible. We still have one that belonged to my last dog (Jet, who passed away in 2012). Now that I know Nyx can have peanut butter, I just put a little inside here and I can totally leave her alone – she can’t destroy these. Getting an extra one is good because then I can always have a clean one waiting while I am washing the others.
Le Petit Treat Pate Peanut Butter and Apples (8 oz) – Retail Value $11.99
We have received this treat in a box before (I don’t remember which one). I don’t get mad about receiving repeat treats when I know they are ones Nyx can have, though, which is the case here. She is good with 2-3 of these a day, which for her is excellent. These are grain free – the base is chickpea and potato flour – and made in the USA. She can also have the mint treats from this brand and likes those as well.
Nyx is always up for chewing on one of these toys. Also, she gets very excited whenever there are treats she can actually have.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $57.95 for July’s VetPet Box. That is a little higher than the usual values for this box, actually. I always find the contents to be of high quality and well-thought-out. We were very excited to see two different treats Nyx can have and the toys were a success too.
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:
- Flavorit bone $10.14
- Herbsmith chews $18.17
- Jerky $2.53
- KONG toy $8.02
- Treats $10.14
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