VetPet Box Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2019
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This is a review of the $45/month multi-cat box.
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 (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 cats’ needs in mind.
Ships to: US (free to the contiguous 48 states, $8 to Alaska or Hawaii), Canada ($15)
VetPet Box (Cat Version) August 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).
This month, there was also a brochure about an animal-related charity.
Harvest Seed and Supply Bird Feeder – Listed Value $10.99
This is, according to the manufacturer, a limited edition item, and I couldn’t find it for sale online, although Walmart does carry other products from this brand. Anyway, the idea here is that your kitty can get some stimulation from watching birds eat. When I lived back in Missouri and Mr. Kitty was a lot younger, we had this shelf outside the kitchen where my parents would scatter birdseed, and he absolutely loved to watch the birds through the glass. (On the other hand, my cats are absolutely terrified by my cockatiels, so I guess it’s important that the birds are outside!) I am trying to decide which is the best window to hang this near so the kitties can watch.
These are semi-moist treats and both Sneaky and Madison thought they were wonderful. They come in a resealable bag for freshness. They do have an odor but it’s not noticeable when the bag is closed.
Cat Craves by Pet Greens (turkey and duck, 3 oz) – Retail Value $4.54
This is basically the same thing as above but a different flavor. I guess it costs more because duck is more expensive than chicken. The cats felt about the same way about both flavors.
Cat Grass Self Grow Kit by Pet Greens – Retail Value $2.99
Monkey likes this stuff. I may let Angus try it as well, once it grows – we will see. All you do is poke holes in the bottom and add water and in a few days you’ll have cat grass! I would suggest putting a dish below and cleaning or changing the dish once a day because otherwise, water tends to accumulate and bacteria grows and it can really stink. But fresh dishes fix the problem.
Pet Creamery Ice Cream for Cats (screaming bonito, 75 g) – Retail Value $7.99
There’s been ice cream for dogs for awhile so it was only a matter of time before someone made ice cream for cats. This is lactose-free and goat-milk based and the only two ingredients are goat milk and tuna. You add hot water, stir, and freeze. (I’m at the “freeze” stage right now as it took a bit longer than I thought it would.) This did not smell so great to me when I was making it (bonito is fish) but the cats did seem interested in sniffing the air. I expect it will be pretty popular, though, and you can always stick what you don’t use back in the freezer for a later date. I can use this when Sneaky comes looking for cheese in the evening (this is something she does every night now even though we usually don’t have any cheese available).
This is something I’ve bought and used before. It’s particularly nice to spray on a blanket in a cat carrier before a trip to the vet (just leave it a bit first as the spray is alcohol-based and has a strong smell for a minute or two while it dries). It has cat pheromones and is supposed to help with stress. Angus is having an IBD flare right now so I sprayed a lot of this around the area where he eats (and sometimes sleeps) while I wait for my Feliway plug-in diffuser to arrive.
All for Paws Furry Ball (2 count) – Estimated Value $2.36 each ($4.72 total)
I have trouble finding this brand for sale in the US so I took a value from a British website and converted the currency (this item was not on the information card). Angus liked the legs/antennae, and Madison enjoyed licking the fur (whatever floats your boat, I guess).
Cat Love Zingers Heart – Retail Value $4.05
Writing this review is making me think of Mr. Kitty a lot as he loved toys like this. Monkey thought it was worthy of rubbing his teeth on but this was really a Sneaky item, as you will see below. (It is made of compressed catnip.)
Here are some kitty photos for you:
Angus thought the puff ball toys were pretty fun but he didn’t know what to think of the compressed catnip.
Madison was really into these treats. He also liked licking the fur on the puff ball toy.
Monkey evaluated this and decided it was worthy of rubbing his teeth on.
Sneaky does what she does best – bites things. She also made me bleed while I was taking these photos.
Verdict: I calculated a total value of about $59.86 for the August VetPet Box for cats. I was happy that the toys all had different admirers – there was something for everyone. I expect my crew will definitely enjoy watching birds (or squirrels…) at the bird feeder once I find a suitable location to hang it. The treats were well-received and I already know I have fans of cat grass.
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 VetPet 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:
- Bird feeder $8.26
- Chicken treats $3.00
- Turkey/duck treats $3.41
- Cat grass kit $2.25
- Ice cream $6.01
- Feliway spray $15.48
- Furry ball toys $3.55 (total)
- Catnip zinger $3.04
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