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VetPet Box Dog Subscription Review + Coupon – November 2018


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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.

Vet Pet Box Dog November 2018 Review - Box Open Top

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.) 

Vet Pet Box Dog November 2018 Review - All Products

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 VetPet20MSA to save 20% 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:

Vet Pet Box Dog November 2018 Review - Information Booklet FrontVet Pet Box Dog November 2018 Review - Information Booklet Back

Included was an information card with more information about the items in the box.

Vet Pet Box Dog November 2018 Review - Educational brochure FrontVet Pet Box Dog November 2018 Review - Educational brochure Back

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).

Vet Pet Box Dog November 2018 Review - Pet Odor Exterminator Candle in “Fall ‘N Leaves” FrontVet Pet Box Dog November 2018 Review - Pet Odor Exterminator Candle in “Fall ‘N Leaves” Cap Opened Top

Pet Odor Exterminator Candle in “Fall ‘N Leaves” (13 oz) – Retail Value $9.95 (found here for $8.99)

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.

Vet Pet Box Dog November 2018 Review - Bubblegum Flavorit (XL) by Pet Qwerks Top

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.

Vet Pet Box Dog November 2018 Review - Jolly Pets Monster Ball Dog Toy Front

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.

Vet Pet Box Dog November 2018 Review - Fruitables Skinny Minis Pumpkin and Mango Soft and Chewy Dog Treats Front

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.

Vet Pet Box Dog November 2018 Review - Le Salon Essentials Dog Nail Trimmer Front

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.

Vet Pet Box Dog November 2018 Review - Kwik Stop Styptic Powder Open With Box Front

Kwik Stop Styptic Powder – Retail Value $11.99 (found here for $5.49)

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.

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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

Check out all of our VetPet Box reviews and lots of great boxes for dogs in the Pet Subscription Box Directory!

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What do you think of the November 2018 VetPet Box dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?

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).

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2 Comments

  1. @ragan – I posted this under your vet pet cat review but maybe you did not see this (or you disagree – in which case I’d like to know).

    This is important info for people with cats in the home. Especially if any of the cats have health problems. It may possibly also be relevant for dog owners (I would suspect it is, but I don’t have dogs and I don’t know for sure.). Reprinted belomy comments below:

    I’m actually shocked to see a citrus-scented candle in a sub box curated by vets for homes with cats.

    Cats are super sensitive to scents — much, much more so than are humans. (We have 5 million cells for sensing smells, cats have 200 million!)

    Plus, citrus scents are extremely irritating to cats, and citrus oil is toxic to them. The molecule responsible for the citrus scent has a phenol ring, and cats are deficient in the enzyme that metabolizes those (glucuronyl transferase).

    I realize that cats aren’t (hopefully) eating the candles, but they are still inhaling the oils from them. That really concerns me.

    • Vet Pet Box is curated by vets and only selects items that are safe for use in homes with pets. They actually contacted me with concerns about your previous comment. I believe they have a response waiting in comment moderation purgatory.

      This candle does not have a citrus scent. Also, the cats are not eating the candles, and dogs and cats have somewhat different physiologies (cats are obligate carnivores and dogs are a bit more omnivorous, to name one example). Further, scents are not going to have any effect on IBD or diabetes or conditions like that, which is mostly what we are dealing with right now at my house. (We are mindful of Sneaky’s asthma flare-ups, of course, but she is pretty stable right now.)

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