VetPet Box Dog Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2019


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Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Box Top

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.

VetPet Box sent us this box at no charge for a review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Box Inside Top

Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - All Contents Top

About VetPet Box

The Subscription Box: VetPet Box (Dog version)

The Cost: $49 a month (save with longer subscription options). Price varies by dog size.

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 March 2019 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 March 2019 - Booklet Front Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Booklet Back

Included was an information card with more information about the items in the box. Note: there are some variations based on sign-up preferences so you will not receive every item on the card.

Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Education Brochure Front Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Education 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.) This month the information related to pet ideal weight.

Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Dog Weight Chart Front Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Pet Weight Assessment Checklist Front Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Walking Your Dog For Weight Loss Info Card Front

This dog weight chart was provided along with some questions for you to answer and discuss with your vet. There was also a walking program. Unfortunately, Nyx can’t walk for these lengths of time because she has bad knees (she has lost muscle mass due to her IBD medicines). But they’re a good starting point if you have a healthy dog.

Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Dog Weight Front

I’m not sure where I would put Nyx on the ideal weight chart. She has what my vet calls “prednisone belly” so her weight is distributed a little oddly. But honestly, I think she is a reasonable weight for an IBD dog.

On to the items:

Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Orbee Tuff Recycle Ball Front Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Orbee Tuff Recycle Ball Closer View

Orbee Tuff Recycle Ball – Retail Value $14.95

This has a hole so you can insert a treat (for Nyx, we used peanut butter). These are pretty durable from past experience with the brand. And as you can see, there are holes in both ends so there are not going to be any suction issues. This also apparently floats, although Nyx hates water so we weren’t able to test that.

Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Scented Waste Bags and Dispenser by Earth Rated Front

Scented Waste Bags and Dispenser by Earth Rated – Retail Value $3.99

I have never understood the principle behind scented dog waste bags because you can still smell the dog waste over the bag scent, but they *are* functional dog waste bags so they will get used. (We are familiar with this brand from past dog subscription boxes.) Nyx has to take a lot of fiber for her IBD so she has a lot of, um, output, and this will last us maybe 3-4 days. Good times.

Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Wild Earth Good Protein Dog Snacks with Koji Front

Wild Earth Good Protein Dog Snacks with Koji – Retail Value $9.99

This is a new brand for us. Unfortunately, they are not grain free (have oat flour), although they are free of animal proteins so they will work for a lot of food-sensitive dogs. Koji is a mushroom-based ingredient that includes all the essential amino acids that dogs can’t synthesize themselves.

Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Orbee Tuff Snoop Front

Orbee Tuff Snoop – Retail Value $20.95

This isn’t a chew toy; rather, you put your dog’s food in there and they have to figure out how to get it out. It’s supposed to help dogs eat more slowly. Now, Nyx only eats wet food (trust me, we’ve tried *everything*) but she can sometimes have a few small treats, so I put some in here and she actually did try to get them out (usually she gives up, so her effort was a pleasant surprise).

Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Luxury Leash from Frenchiestore Top Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Luxury Leash from Frenchiestore Closer View

Luxury Leash from Frenchiestore – Retail Value $19.99 (found on sale here for $9.99)

A leash is a perfect inclusion in a box dedicated to dog exercise and weight loss. We were looking for a new leash. We are still trying to decide what we think of this one as it does seem to be sturdy enough for a large breed dog, but it is a little shorter than the one we had been using, and that takes some getting used to. I like that the pattern is very girly because Nyx always gets mistaken for a boy dog (even though I got her a hot pink collar with crystals embedded in it).

Here are some pictures of Nyx with the snoop toy:

Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Nyx With Orbee Tuff Snoop 1 Front Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Nyx With Orbee Tuff Snoop 2 Closer View Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Nyx With Orbee Tuff Snoop 3 Side Vet Pet Box Dog March 2019 - Nyx With Orbee Tuff Snoop 4 Side

This didn’t make for the best pictures, but rest assured this toy was keeping her active and occupied for a longer time than most toys of this type do.

Verdict: I calculated a value of $69.87 for March’s VetPet Box. That’s about $20 over the month-to-month cost of the box, which I think is a good value. Once again, all the items were currently on the market from major retailers (no closeouts) and everything seemed high quality. I also thought everything really integrated well into the healthy weight theme.

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:

  • Recycle ball $10.48
  • Waste bags and dispenser $2.80
  • Treats $7.01
  • Snoop toy $14.69
  • Leash $14.02

Check out my past Vet Pet Box (Dog) reviews and see lots of great boxes for dogs and cats in the Pet Subscription Box List!

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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).

Posted in Canadian Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Dogs, VetPet Box Reviews| Tags: vetpet box | 2 comments

2 Comments

  1. The weight chart is pretty interesting since they include representative pictures. My poor dog just went to the vet and was told he was overweight. I knew he was a *few* pounds over but I didn’t think it was severe enough to be told to cut his food by 30% (especially when he doesn’t eat all that much…he’s just high energy and thanks to the extra cold and long winter we haven’t been as active)! Judging by the chart I’d put him at a 6.5….or 7. Ehhhh…that’s what winter hibernation will do to us all. LOL. I might try out that Orbee snoop thing too. Maybe now that he’s older and a bit calmer he won’t just rip apart and eat all of the food-hiding toys to get to the food and it will be a nice challenge for him!

  2. That leash is adorable! If it comes in a longer length I’m ordering one! Thank you for your honest and through review.

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