VetPet Box Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – November 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) November 2018 Review
Every month, Vet Pet Box sends toys, supplies, and wellness items:
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 reference. There is a different theme every month (this material is considered to be one of the benefits of paying for the subscription, so it is not reproduced here). At least some of the items each month relate to the theme.
On to the items:
Pet Odor Exterminator Candle in Orange Lemon Splash (13 oz) – Retail Value $9.95 (found here for $8.99)
Well, I did not even know that Chewy.com sold candles. (Not that I will need any of these for a while, this one is huge and I also received one in the dog version of this box.) This has a very fruity smell and is formulated specifically to attack pet odors. Unfortunately, we’ve had some kitty health issues lately and this has resulted in additional odors in the home, but so far this seems to be working.
Wellness Kittles Grain-Free Whitefish and Cranberries Recipe (2 oz) – Retail Value $2.49 (found here for $2.37)
I tend to think of Wellness as a pretty good brand. These are small, crunchy treats that my cats (at least, the ones who can have them) seem to like. I like to use these to lure Sneaky into the bathroom for her asthma medication. (She is very food motivated.)
Wellness Kittles Grain-Free Duck and Cranberries Recipe (2 oz) – Retail Value $2.49 (found here for $2.37)
Here is another flavor of Kittles treats. These may not be suitable for cats with allergies because they do contain chicken meal, herring meal, and chicken fat, in addition to duck (which is the first ingredient). But Sneaky, Madison, and Monkey liked them.
Breakaway Collar by Hunter (2 count) – Listed Value $13.98
I can only find these on German sites and eBay in the UK and on the website of a brick-and-mortar retailer that doesn’t do e-commerce, so I’ve taken the value from the information card. My cats are indoor only and typically don’t wear collars, but there are sometimes when it is a good idea for even indoor cats to have identification. Maybe I will make an ID tag to go with these on an aluminum blank (since I have a micro-engraver sitting around the house somewhere, or I could use number/letter metal stamps).
Simple toys like these are often the most popular with my crew. They have a fuzzy outer texture and they are relatively lightweight. I’ve put these in the office with Angus, who is currently quarantined while we get to the bottom of his gastrointestinal issues (no pun intended), so he can have new and interesting items to keep himself occupied.
Jurassic Pals from All for Paws – Listed Value $8.99
This is a larger, cuddler-type catnip toy. I can find lots of pictures online, but no one who is actually selling these (other than eBay). I think this is a brand that typically is found in subscription boxes (not just VetPet Box, but others as well) and nowhere else. Anyway, this has some interesting textures and is a little too big for tossing around but definitely suitable for chin-rubbing. I’ve given this one to Angus for now, too.
Henry Schein PhytoVet EFA Mousse (6.8 oz) – Retail Value $12.59
This is rather like a waterless shampoo but you don’t wipe it off again (rather, you let it air dry). This may be useful in treating skin issues such as flaking and scaling. None of my cats are currently exhibiting skin issues, but Angus recently got over some (eosinophilic plaque) so this will be handy to have on hand in case he has another flare-up as we try to get his dietary issues sorted out.
Kitty photo time:
Angus is all about rubbing his face on things these days. He is still wearing the e-collar since he was grooming his rear end excessively. His recent fecal test was negative for Giardia and other organisms so we are still trying to figure things out. He still has a good appetite and lots of energy, at least.
Madison was in one of those “I’m not going to let you see my face” kinds of moods. But he did like the treats.
Madison and Sneaky inspect the dinosaur (Godzilla?) toy.
Monkey inspects items from the box.
I don’t know what it is about this toy that makes multiple cats like to sniff it at the same time.
They were all interested in sniffing this one.
Sneaky just after taking a treat from me.
Sneaky trying to steal a treat from Madison.
Mr. Kitty posed for this one.
No, Nyx, that is not a dog toy.
Sadly, I don’t even think he can see this when it is like one inch from his face.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $54.95 for November’s VetPet Box. That’s comfortably over the cost of the box. I always have to worry about pet odors and the treats were popular, and it is good to have the mousse on hand in case Angus’s skin issues flare up again.
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).
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):
- Candle $8.15
- Whitefish treats $2.04
- Duck treats $2.04
- Collars $11.45
- Mouse toys $3.65
- Godzilla toy $7.36
- Mousse $10.31
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