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Meowbox Cat Subscription “Carnival Kitties” Review + Coupon – August 2018

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Meowbox is a monthly subscription box for cats filled with fun, unique toys, and natural, grain-free, organic, or locally-made treats.

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Meowbox August 2018 review

About Meowbox

The Subscription Box: Meowbox

The Cost: $22.95 a month or every other month. Gift subscriptions are $32.95 for one month, $83.85 for three months, or $137.70 for 6 months. All options include free shipping.

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to save 10% off all subscriptions!

The Products: 5-7 toys and treats per month for your cat.

Good to know: Meowbox will substitute non-food items for cats with special dietary requirements. (There is a box to check during the signup process if you want to do this.) And for every Meowbox you buy, they give one can of food to a shelter cat!

Ships to: U.S. (free shipping), Canada (not sure of shipping costs for this one)

Meowbox August 2018 “Carnival Kitties” Review

Meowbox has a lot of exclusive toys that are usually pretty popular with my cats. From my perspective, it’s nice to see some things that don’t turn up in other cat subscription boxes:

Meowbox has a lot of exclusive toys that are usually pretty popular with my cats.  From my perspective, it’s nice to see some things that don’t turn up in other cat subscription boxes:

The information card typically just gives a URL for finding out more information about the items in the box.  The picture is adorable, as usual.  This month had a carnival theme.

So Bright Freeze Dried Chicken Breast (0.81 oz)

So Bright Freeze Dried Chicken Breast (0.81 oz) – Retail Value $3.29 (found here for $2.99)

My cats are normally not into freeze-dried meat, but Sneaky and Madison liked this pretty well, and even Monkey ate some. (Angus is on a food trial where we are eliminating chicken and turkey and Mr. Kitty can’t have this, of course.) This is 100% freeze-dried chicken breast and is made in the US.

Le Sharma Trading Clown Hat

Le Sharma Trading Clown Hat – Retail Value $5.99

This is handmade in Nepal from natural wool. You’ll sometimes see Le Sharma toys in Meowbox and they are usually exclusives. Anyway, this is lightweight and has a texture that my kitties thought was very interesting.

Meow Raceways Bumpurr Car

Meow Raceways Bumpurr Car – Retail Value $8.50

This is a dangler-type toy, which I did not realize at first, but you will see in the kitty pictures below that it has a plastic ring for your finger as well as a long string. Several cats enjoyed this (it has FEATHERS, after all), but the funniest thing was Angus, who picked up the end with the plastic ring and was dragging it around.

Cat’s Carnival Corn Dogs

Cat’s Carnival Corn Dog – Retail Value $4.99

The custom Meowbox toys like this always have the cutest faces. I think they are just adorable. Anyway, this is a small catnip plush that is good for tossing around. Normally this would be an Angus thing, but he is still wearing his e-collar. However, lately, in the mornings and evenings while we medicate Mr. Kitty, Sneaky has been playing with toys while she waits for us to feed her, and more often than not it’s the Meowbox toys, and yesterday it was this one. (I was busy with eye drops and didn’t have a camera available.)

Kitty’s Cotton Candy – Retail Value $5.99

This is another small catnip plush that’s maybe a little larger than the corn dog but not much. This one has also been located in Sneaky’s morning play area and I suspect Angus will be more interested, as well, when we are able to take the e-collar off.

Gratuitous cat photos:

Angus sniffed every toy.

Here, he has the plastic ring and was dragging this toy around all by himself. It was really funny.

I actually got some pictures where you can see Madison’s face this month! And his giant tongue is showing in that last one if you look for it.

Monkey really thought the texture of this hat was interesting.

But his reaction to the treat is just hilarious.

Sneaky likes the *wrong* end of the bumper car toy.

She spent an unusual amount of time investigating this hat.

And of course, she liked the treats.

You will notice Mr. Kitty does not appear in this review. He is a bit under the weather right now. He has recently been diagnosed with diabetes and he also has an upper respiratory infection and while we are trying to get rid of his infection (probably viral) and get his blood sugar under control, I am not bothering him for pictures. Hopefully, he will be back in a few weeks!

Verdict: I calculated a value of $28.76 for the August Meowbox. That is a reasonable amount over the $22.95 cost of the subscription for a cat subscription box. The toys were popular with my crew this month, especially the dangler and I thought everything was very cute, as usual.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? From MeowBox:

We will send you a box full of goodies for your cat on the next business day, and then the 15th of every month after that.

Coupon – Save 10% off of all subscriptions with code ADDICTION

Value Breakdown: At $22.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Treats $2.63
  • Clown hat toy $4.78
  • Bumpurr car toy $6.78
  • Corn dog toy $3.98
  • Cotton candy toy $4.78

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Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

Posted in Pet Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Cats| Tags: meowbox | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. I have a 20 year old diabetic kitty, who is happy and stable right now. It was hard to learn how to control blood sugar at first, but eventually we were able to learn how to monitor, predict her daily curve and read her behaviors in order to prevent the dreaded hypoglycemia. Our kitty started to feel dramatically better once we got her blood sugar under control in the first few weeks of treatment and I hope Mr Kitty starts to feel better soon too.

    • It seems to be helping that Mr. Kitty has to eat six times a day for his IBD, and that he has taken well to his all-meat diet (no gastrointestinal issues). He is on a low dose of ProZinc insulin, so it’s a 12-hour long-acting product that seems really compatible with the way we feed him (never more than about 5 hours between meals). My vet doesn’t have me monitoring, but honestly he is doing so much better in the last couple of days, eating some food on his own at every meal.

      His behavior is hard to monitor because he also pretty much can’t see any longer so some stumbling and hesitation is just the blindness. (And yet, he can still jump up on the couch…)

  2. I love the artwork on the info card!
    Poor Mr.Kitty. Is he very old? Now I’m curious about your kitties’ ages.

    • Angus is 2, Sneaky is 10, Madison is 11, Monkey is 12 or 13, and Mr. Kitty is 14.

  3. Mr. Kitty has eaten a few meals on his own in the past day (as opposed to being syringe fed) and I think he is sneezing less, so things are going in the right direction! He is eating a mix of goat and kangaroo (canned food with meat and organs only, as well as vitamin additives) and his IBD seems to be under control. (These foods will work for both his IBD and diabetes.)

    • That’s great to hear! Hope he’s 100% soon!

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