VetPet Box Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – October 2019
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 (multi-cat version)
The Cost: $45/month (save with longer subscription options or get a single-cat subscription)
COUPON: Use code VetPet15MSA to save $15 off your first box!
The Products: Toys, treats, and grooming supplies selected by veterinarians with your cats’ needs in mind.
Ships to: The US (free to the contiguous 48 states, $8 to Alaska or Hawaii), Canada ($15)
VetPet Box (Multi-Cat Version) October 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 also 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 was about osteoarthritis. I don’t think any of my cats have this, but it is something to watch out for since three of them are seniors.
Go Cat Fun Fur – Retail Value $3.19
I am not sure what kind of fur this is, or if it is real (there are some cat toys made of rabbit fur and my cats absolutely love them) but Angus thought it was pretty great. This is meant to attach to a wand but it sort of works as a toy on its own as well.
Patchwork Pet Retractable Cat Wand – Retail Value $9.95
I was all excited to try this out with my cats (and show it to you out of the packaging) and, um, I accidentally cut the cord with scissors when I was trying to get this off the backing card. The cord is thin plastic and clear and the wand is held on the card with these thick zip tie things. I think I can either replace the cord or possibly melt the two ends enough to stick them back together. I think in general a retractable wand is a great idea because then you can use it at whatever length you want.
Go Cat Da Bird Super Feather Refill – Retail Value $5.49
This is another attachment for the wand. We have received these before, and they are pretty sturdy, but they don’t last forever, and certain cats (especially Madison) think they are awesome. It’s nice to get multiple attachments so there will be something for cats with different personalities to enjoy.
Herbsmith Sound Kitty (2.65 oz powder) – Retail Value $23.49
Wow, this is a pricey supplement. (When you do get supplements with this subscription they tend to be on the premium side, which is great, because it takes a lot of the risk out of buying them to see if they work.) This has glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, and hyaluronic acid to help reduce inflammation and improve joint health. I don’t know if any of my cats need this (the vet has never mentioned it to me) but I am going to try it out on Monkey once he gets over some food-related allergy issues he is having, since he is my oldest cat and he’s also the most active of the three seniors.
From the Field Shelby the Long Tail Hemp Mouse – Retail Value $12.99
From the Field toys are some of the ones my cats love best. Madison, in particular, loves these things (he was feeling a bit camera shy but did come out for treats at least). I left it in the baggie until the kitty play session to keep the catnip at its freshest. These have tails with lengths that are measurable in feet and as it turns out, Angus thought that was pretty awesome as well.
These are semi-moist treats and they are well-liked at my house. Every cat who can eat them (which means everyone but Angus) thought they were great. They are grain-free and made in the US and come in a resealable bag. Sneaky will get to eat most of these, before and after her asthma treatments.
I don’t have much to say about these that I didn’t already say for the ones up above. My cats seem to like both flavors and the tuna ones don’t stink like fish, which is a nice bonus.
Gratuitous cat photos:
Angus finally wrested control of this box from Monkey and didn’t want to leave it. But he was in the mood to play with the Fun Fur toy, as you can see.
Here he is with some of the other toys. He really liked everything.
Madison was into the treats quite a lot.
He liked this too, but didn’t want to show his appreciation on camera.
Sneaky was more willing than usual to sniff toys but you know as well as I do that her real love is FOOD.
And poor Monkey, but he seems to be suffering from an allergy at the moment, and he has licked a whole bunch of fur away from his rear end, so we have made some changes to his diet and put him in the cone to hopefully cut down on the itching. (If that doesn’t help, I guess he’ll go to the vet. But it’s not too bad yet, I think we caught it early.)
Verdict: I calculated a total value of about $63.01 for the October VetPet Box for cats. The theme of osteoarthritis is good to think about since I have three senior kitties, and as always, the toys and treats in this box were huge hits. Also next time I will be more careful about removing wand toys from the backing (I feel pretty dumb about that). The value was pretty good and I’d say this was a fairly representative month for this subscription.
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).
COUPON: Use code VetPet15MSA to save $15 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $45 for the multi-cat box, you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Fun Fur $2.28
- Wand $7.11
- Da Bird $3.92
- Supplement $16.78
- Mouse Toy $9.28
- Chicken Treats $2.82
- Tuna Treats $2.82
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