VetPet Box Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – April 2019
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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 April 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 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).
These are sort of a paste texture (you can get an idea from some of the pictures of Sneaky and Madison below) and they’re very popular with a few of my cats. I also get really good pictures when these treats come in a subscription box…Anyway, this type of treat is becoming more common and I’m not sorry about that at all!
Here is another flavor of the same type of treat. Sneaky and Madison also love these. Monkey is a bit of a puzzle, as he will eat one particular brand of this treat type, but not these. Oh well. More for Sneaky and Madison to enjoy.
Fruitables Wildly Natural Cat Treats in Salmon (2.5 oz) – Retail Value $2.99
These are crunchy treats. We’ve had them before and they are well-liked by the three cats (Sneaky, Monkey, and Madison) who can have them. These are mostly going to Sneaky before and after her asthma inhaler (it’s how we get her to be good for the whole process).
Jackson Galaxy Ultimate Bunny Kicker – Retail Value $8.95
This is quite a large toy (you can see some size context in the picture with Mr. Kitty below). This has a fabric texture that interests Monkey and both Monkey and Angus have played with it some (just not when I have the camera available, naturally). It also has catnip, of course.
I am getting quite the well-stocked pet first aid kit thanks to VetPet Box. This is a spray for skin irritation and wounds. None of my animals have any issues of this sort at the moment to test it out on, but I can definitely think of times in the past when this would’ve been handy to have around. It has very good reviews on Amazon, lots of people seem to swear by it. So I will hang onto it because with five cats and a dog, four of whom have chronic illnesses, surely someone is going to need it one of these days.
This goes with the next item but also has some play value on its own. When it gets knocked around, it lights up. Both Monkey and Angus enjoy that aspect of it (they are really two peas in a pod, in a lot of ways). You can replace the batteries (some are included) which is great as a lot of battery-powered cat toys are done when the initial battery runs out.
Catit Senses Play Circuit – Retail Value $9.99
I really thought this would mostly be an Angus toy, but all the cats except Mr. Kitty (who can’t see) showed some interest, and only Madison could figure out how to make the balls move inside it. I have put this in the home office so no one wakes us up trying to play with it at like 2AM when we are asleep. (As an aside, I just love the look on the kitten’s face on the box.) You can see this set up in some of the cat pictures below.
Gratuitous cat photos:
Angus investigates the track toy.
Madison really likes the lickable treats.
He also was the only cat who figured out how to make the balls move in the track toy. (I really thought he would be afraid of it but I’m glad I was wrong.)
Monkey was fascinated by this, but he also just wanted to rub his face on it.
Monkey wouldn’t eat these. He apparently has brand loyalty to Inaba (who also makes a similar product, which he absolutely loves).
These pictures are the happiest I’ve seen Sneaky for awhile.
But she was also interested in the track toy.
I like to pretend Mr. Kitty could see this but I think he is 100% blind by now (or maybe can detect just a little bit of light). His cataract is pretty bad in the one eye he has left.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $53.39 for April’s VetPet Box for cats. That’s not the highest value I’ve ever seen for this box, but at the same time, I was very happy with the contents. Most of them were completely new to me. The treats were very popular and I was pleasantly surprised at just how many of my cats showed interest in the play circuit (most of my cats are seniors, age 10+, and a lot of them don’t play too much anymore).
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:
- Salmon lickable treats $2.52
- Scallop lickable treats $2.52
- Crunchy treats $2.52
- Kicker $7.54
- Vetricyn spray $17.69
- Fireball toy $3.78
- Play circuit $8.42
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