VetPet Box Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – October 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 VetPet20MSA to save 20% 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) October 2018 Review
Every month, VetPet Box sends toys, supplies, and wellness items. The main wellness items this month relate to hairball control:
Included was an information card with more information about the items in the box.
There is always educational material in a full-color, fold-out brochure that is sturdy enough for storage and later references. This month’s theme is joint health. The brochure includes the statement: “Few things make a cat owner cringe faster than the idea of having to give their cat a daily medication.” I would like to introduce these cat owners to Mr. Kitty’s 11 daily medications (given 1-4 times per day and including pills, oral liquids, eye drops, and shots):
And say I really don’t have much sympathy for people who don’t want to give medicine to cats. One pill? You are LUCKY that’s all it is. (Sneaky, Madison, and Monkey are also currently on lysine, plus Sneaky gets prednisolone, a potassium supplement, and an ASTHMA INHALER.)
Anyway, onto the items:
Bone broth is trendy among humans for its collagen content, which is good for joint issues plus skin, hair, and nails. This also has added turmeric for its anti-inflammatory properties. Now the trend is for pets to have it, apparently? This is quite a large container so I have put it into ice cube trays to keep it frozen for the sake of preservation. One ice cube’s worth is a decent amount for a single cat, I figure. I don’t know that any of my pets have joint issues even though most of them are seniors, but I am trying to get Monkey to eat more so I put a little of this on his kibble and he seemed to like it. (Of course, with Monkey, he’ll eat nearly anything once and then turn his nose up at it the next 10 times, so we’ll see.)
Buddy Biscuits Grain-Free Cat Treats with Chicken, 3 oz – Retail Value $3.95 (found on sale here for $3.16)
Buddy Biscuits for cats are semi-moist treats. We’ve had these several times before and they are always popular. Most of these will be going to Sneaky; we use them to lure her into the bathroom before giving her the asthma inhaler and then to reward her afterward.
Nutramax Cosequin Capsules for Cats, 30 count – Retail Value $8.96
As I said earlier, I’m not sure if any of my cats have joint issues. Mr. Kitty walks really slowly but it’s because he can’t see. He can still jump up on the bed pretty well (better since he started his insulin) and the others don’t seem to have trouble getting around (Monkey still makes some pretty spectacular jumps). But I am familiar with this product for dogs as Nyx has been taking it for years and I do think the dog version is helping her. I believe this does not have any flavors in it so I may start giving it to Mr. Kitty (he is my oldest, at 14).
Go Cat Da Bird Super Refill – Retail Value $4.97
You can attach this to a wand if you have one, but I find that my cats liked it pretty well on its own. Because, you know, feathers. Actually, I had to take it away from Angus because he was trying to eat the feathers.
My Little Lion Duck Hunter Recipe, 2.65 oz – Retail Value $4.99
I think the link may be to an old product page because the ingredients on the package don’t match the ingredients list on this page. The image on the front is somewhat different as well. So I guess this is a new formula. That’s great because it doesn’t have any chicken now which means that Angus can have it too (Angus seems to have an allergy to chicken and turkey, which was what was causing his skin issues if you remember the cone from previous months). My Little Lion treats are soft and my cats absolutely love them. I would even consider giving this one to Mr. Kitty but first I need to check with the vet about what is an acceptable carbohydrate level in a treat for a diabetic cat.
Kats ‘n Us Tuff Kitty Puff – Retail Value $7 ($1.75 each)
Mr. Kitty has the nickname “Sparkles” and it is because of toys like this. He used to be on a different appetite stimulant and, for some reason, it would cause him to pick these up and carry them around in his mouth while making the most mournful noise. Sometimes he would bring as many as 8 or 10 of them into the living room and set them down near my chair. He doesn’t do that anymore, but these still bring up fond memories for me. These days, these are more of an Angus toy.
Welli Fish Cat Toys – Retail Value $11.98 ($5.99 each)
These are still in the package for a reason. We have received toys from the manufacturer before and they stink to high heaven. Like old cheese or something. Whatever the smell is, cats LOVE it. Monkey especially. He licked these a lot during our photo session.
Kitty photo time:
Angus was trying to eat the feathers.
He liked the fish toys, too.
And yay for duck treats!
I just like pictures of Madison’s tongue.
He was also very interested in the feathers.
But mostly he wanted to rub his face on things.
Monkey didn’t end up eating this but he is kind of weird with food.
Here, he investigates the feathers.
And here he is just high on whatever this toy is stuffed with.
I actually did not get bitten too badly during the photo shoot.
I like the look on her face here.
Sneaky investigates the fish toy.
Mr. Kitty found the scratch pad in the sunny window all on his own and he was not going to get up for anything.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $53.84 for October’s VetPet Box. That’s comfortably over the cost of the box. I am not sure that I have any cats with joint health issues, but I do have a lot of seniors and prevention is good, too. Plus, the treats and toys were especially popular this month. (This box always seems to choose toys that my cats absolutely love.)
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):
- Broth: $10.02
- Buddy Biscuits: $3.30
- Cosequin: $7.49
- Feather Toy: $4.15
- My Little Lion Treats: $4.17
- Sparkle Puff Toys: $5.85
- Welli Fish: $10.01
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What do you think of the October 2018 VetPet Box cat subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?