VetPet Box Dog Subscription Review – July 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. 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 87-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 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 (dog version)
The Cost: $49/month (save with longer subscription options)
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 July 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:
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.
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 4th of July safety.
There was also this booklet, which is sponsored by one of the brands for the month, but which does contain some good general dog health information.
July Third Immediate Calming Treats by Herbsmith (7.02 oz, large) – Retail Value $21.49
These are some expensive treats! Well, really they are considered a supplement and they are supposed to be calming. They can be used during travel, visits from family if that stresses out your dog (Nyx happens to LOVE any and all visitors including my parents, my in-laws, electricians, and plumbers), fireworks, etc. These have valerian, chamomile, thiamine, tryptophan, and passion flower. They are free of wheat, corn, and soy; however, they do have various other grain and fish ingredients, so I’ll be passing them along to a relative with a nervous dog (there are several candidates).
West Paw “The Rando Ball” (large) – Retail Value $15.95
This bounces unpredictably and is meant to be an interactive toy, not a chew toy. So, I will just have to tell you that Nyx did have a good time chasing this around the living room, but it didn’t make for great pictures because she’d be all the way across the room just standing over the ball. She had fun, though, and this is dishwasher safe so it’s easy to clean.
Chirpies Berry Banana (5.29 oz) – Retail Value $7.49
These were different from the treats listed on the information card, but I suspect it’s because Nyx is very food sensitive due to her inflammatory bowel disease. These are grain-free and she can have them and she actually loves them (cricket counts as a novel protein for IBD purposes). You can see how excited she gets down below.
Everybody knows KONG toys. They are super durable (I still have one from when my last Rottweiler – before Nyx – was a puppy, back in like 2003). Nyx can have peanut butter, so sometimes when I want to keep her busy for awhile, I put peanut butter in a toy like this. That’s what we did here and she actually put forth a decent amount of effort to get it all out. And these are also dishwasher safe so cleaning it up is easy.
Here are some photos of Nyx eating the cricket treats and playing with the KONG. (I put a little peanut butter inside which is why you see so much of her tongue.)
Verdict: I calculated a value of $67.92 for July’s VetPet Box. That’s almost $20 over the month-to-month cost of the box, which is great. I also like receiving some more expensive items to try that I wouldn’t necessarily want to purchase without testing out first. The cricket treats were a huge hit (Nyx is always SO HAPPY when she can have treats) as well.
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 VetPet 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:
- Calming supplement/treats $15.50
- Rando ball $11.51
- Cricket treats $5.40
- KONG $16.59
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