VetPet Box Cat Subscription Review – March 2019
VetPet Box is a subscription for dogs or cats with toys, treats, and other supplies curated by veterinarians. Choose from boxes for single or multiple cats and you can also input allergy information.
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)
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 Cat March 2019 Review
Every month, VetPet Box sends toys, supplies, and wellness items:
Included was an information card with more information about the items in the box. Due to some preferences at sign-up, you may not receive every item on the card, and you may occasionally receive an item that is not listed.
There is always educational material in a full-color, fold-out brochure that is sturdy enough for storage and later references. 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). This month, the theme was the ideal weight for cats.
There was a chart calling attention to what your cat’s profile should look like and also some questions you can answer and take to your vet at your next appointment.
WHO ARE YOU CALLING A “5”? (Seriously, Angus is kind of fat now that we have him on prednisolone for his IBD. We’re taking him in for a weight check later this month since he won’t sit still on the scale for me.)
Anyway, according to the chart, Monkey is about a 2, Sneaky is probably a 4 or so, Madison is probably a 3, and Mr. Kitty has the legs of a 1 and the belly of a 5 (thanks, prednisolone for 6.5 years).
On to the items:
You can take the top plastic part off and switch up the plates inside to keep your cat interested. Madison is my only cat who can ever manage to get treats out of puzzle toys and he did the best here, too, of the three who can have treats (i.e., Sneaky, Monkey, and Madison). You can see some pictures of them playing with this below.
These are semi-moist treats and they are grain free. My three cats who can have treats all really like them. The bag is resealable for freshness and they do last for a while as we’ve had them before. Sneaky will probably be eating most of them; we use treats to get her into the bathroom for her asthma inhaler.
I don’t have much to add here as these are quite similar to the ones above, just a different flavor. I didn’t notice a strong preference for one type over the other; my cats liked them both. These worked pretty well in the treat maze.
Yeowww Apple – Retail Value $10.03
These toys are kind of expensive but they are some of the best catnip toys out there in terms of retaining cat interest for a long period of time. I have a Yeowww toy we got last month that I have put in the home office for Angus to play with at night, and I recently found out that Monkey goes in there during the day and plays with the Yeowww toy, too, which I think is adorable. Anyway, this is a welcome inclusion in the box.
Cat Love Furry Frolics Jingle Ball – Estimated Value $0.44
I could only find this exact brand for sale in Canada so I’ve converted the price from this page to US currency. But there are plenty of toys in this style available in the US, as well. Anyway, both Monkey and Angus enjoy batting ball toys like this around and I had to put it far away from the bedroom because of the bell.
Cat Love Furry Frolics Sparkle Pom (2 count) – Estimated Value $0.88
This is part of the same product line as the item above and can be found on the same website. This used to be Mr. Kitty’s favorite kind of toy although he doesn’t play with toys much anymore (it’s hard when you’re blind, I guess!) and I like to keep a few around to at least let him rub his chin on. Angus likes them too.
Yeowww Butterfly (2 count) – Retail Value $11.90
Here is another Yeowww toy. Madison was actually really into these so I left them in the bedroom where he can roll around on them. These have small bodies and lightweight wings made from a different material.
This toy comes with a little tab you pull out (I guess to prevent the battery from making contact and draining) and then it will make noise when it is moved. My cats are not super into noise-making toys although this has moved across the floor a bit so someone is playing with it when I’m not around.
Multipet Look Who’s Talking Frog – Estimated Value $4.49
Chewy.com didn’t have this one for sale any longer, but it is the same size as and from the same product line as the chicken up above, so it’s highly likely that the retail value is also the same. This one also makes noise, but the noise is a little different from the noise that the chicken makes.
All for Paws Green Rush All Natural Veggies – Estimated Value $6.74
This is another Canadian toy and, while I didn’t find the exact same one, the other two-packs of catnip toys from this brand were for sale on this site so I gave it the same value (after using a currency converter). These are lightweight and easy to toss around and Angus is a fan. (He plays with more toys than the other cats but he is also a lot younger.)
Gratuitous cat photos:
The best photo is the last one, obviously!
Three cats try to figure out the treat maze.
Madison tries to slap Sneaky when she gets too close.
Madison works on the treat maze.
Madison is high on catnip, rolling around on the floor.
Monkey with some of the items from the box. He looks very serious.
Sneaky doing what Sneaky does best. And yes, this is a different picture EVERY TIME I post one.
Mr. Kitty with the apple toy. At first, I was excited that he was showing interest in a toy but then I realized he was just trying to rub his eye on it.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $60.41 for March’s VetPet Box for cats. That’s not the highest value I’ve ever seen for this box, but at the same time, I really appreciated all the different types of toys that were provided. If you are trying to get your cat to be more active, it can help to have a lot of options, and different cats were interested in different toys here. The treats were also pretty popular.
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:
- Treat maze $10.08
- Treats $2.94 each bag
- Apple toy $7.47
- Jingle ball $0.33
- Sparkle puffs $0.33 each
- Butterflies $4.43 each
- Chicken toy $3.34
- Frog toy $3.34
- Peas $5.02
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What do you think of the March 2019 VetPet Box cat subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?