VetPet Box Dog Subscription Review + Coupon – November 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 84-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 is a review of the Large Dog, $49 a month, box.
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 (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 November 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. There is always good information in there about a particular doggie-related health topic. (this is considered one of the benefits of paying for a subscription so the content is not reproduced here).
We also received this (in a different scent) in the cat version of the box. But that is OK because we have a problem with pet odors at my house (this is specially formulated to eliminate pet odors). It has to do with having so many with chronic illnesses – some things are just unavoidable. This one has a nice fall scent.
Bubblegum Flavorit (XL) by Pet Qwerks – Retail Value $11.99
This is an item I receive in lots of different dog subscription boxes but I don’t even mind. (Well, I think the bubblegum flavor is new to us.) Nyx loves these. Although you can spread something (like peanut butter) over the holes, Nyx will gladly chew on this even if I don’t. This is still in pretty good shape after several play sessions.
Jolly Pets Monster Ball Dog Toy (3.5 in) – Retail Value $7.29
We’ve received other toys from this product line before, but never this particular one. I know from the other toys that these are pretty durable (though Nyx did eat the teeth out of one once, it took her a while to do so). There aren’t many large treats Nyx can have so I just put a little peanut butter inside, instead.
Fruitables Skinny Minis Pumpkin and Mango Soft and Chewy Dog Treats – Retail Value $5.99 (found here for $4.99)
These are free of animal proteins which is great for dogs with food allergies and sensitivities (they do have oatmeal and brown rice so they are not grain free). These are small treats that would be suitable for training and/or would work for small dogs as well.
Le Salon Essentials Dog Nail Trimmer – Retail Value $6.49
I admire people who can trim their own dogs’ nails. I am not one of them. Nyx has big, thick nails and I feel like I need trimmers approximately the size of bolt cutters. Also, I really can’t see what I am doing and she doesn’t cooperate, so I just pay the vet an extra $10 each time we go in to take care of it for me. But if you are adventurous enough to do this on your own, these are handy, and they seem to be well made.
This is good to have around if you are adventurous enough to trim your dog’s nails. It works, too. I used to have this 6-foot-long iguana and when he got mad he’d whip his tail around and a few times, he whipped his tail so hard the end came off, and I’d dip the remaining end of his tail in styptic powder to stop the bleeding and then he would grow a new tail tip and all would be good. (This happened more than once.) Anyway, this says it can be used on dogs, cats, or birds, and I found that it worked on reptiles, too.
Nyx loves flavored nylon chews, and they don’t seem to upset her IBD. We don’t even need to spread peanut butter over these, she chews them as-is.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $53.70 for November’s VetPet Box. That is above the cost of the box although not the highest value I have ever seen from this subscription. The toys were definitely durable and size-appropriate and the candle will come in handy, and although I am reluctant to trim Nyx’s nails, the styptic powder will be nice to have on hand, because I lost my old container of it.
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 Vet Pet 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/month for this box, you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Candle $9.08
- Flavorit bone $10.94
- Mouth toy $6.65
- Treats $5.47
- Trimmer $5.92
- Styptic powder $10.94
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