VetPet Box Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2021
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 option)
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 U.S. (free to the contiguous 48 states, $5 to Alaska or Hawaii), Canada ($10-12, depending on subscription term)
VetPet Box (Multi-Cat Version) January 2021 Review
Every month, VetPet Box sends toys, supplies, and wellness items. You always get a pamphlet with information on a health topic (part of the benefit of subscribing is the health information, which is curated by vets. Sorry, but no photos of the inside of the pamphlet):
On to the items:
Pearhead Pawprints Ornament – Retail Value $9.99
This is a DIY ornament made from air-dry clay. To make it, you press your pet’s paw into it, cut the ornament down to size, and add a hole for hanging (not necessarily in that order). Then you let it dry, and you have an ornament with an impression of your pet’s pawprint in it. You can scratch their name and the year, too, if you are so inclined. Unfortunately, I have kind of a negative association with such things because my vet’s office and the emergency vet give you something like this when your pet passes away or you have to have them euthanized and sadly, I collected more than my share in 2019 and 2020. Also, I don’t tend to put out holiday decorations because I have cats and a 95-pound hyperactive puppy. So I may pass this along to someone without that mental association.
Every single one of my cats loved these. Like a lot. It’s been quite a long time since I had this sort of reaction from a treat. I think it’s fitting that there’s a calico on the package because Sneaky has a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight (note: she didn’t decide this for herself, we did, because she is getting pretty chunky and may be developing a touch of arthritis). Anyway, these are semi-moist treats and they are low in fat.
Here is another low-calorie treat. Of my cats, Sneaky is the one most likely to eat freeze-dried meat and that was true here as well. As an aside, duck is usually considered a novel protein and freeze-dried duck (like this) may be particularly appropriate for cats with allergies and food sensitivities. I know my cats who had inflammatory bowel disease (you may remember Mr. Kitty and Angus) could eat freeze-dried duck. It’s also pretty easy on the teeth if your cat has dental problems.
Yeowww Catnip Candy Cane Cat Toy – Retail Value $9.99
Although I didn’t get the best pictures with this toy this time, we have received it before and, let me tell you, Monkey loves these things. In fact, I have found him rolling around with one in like, July or August, when I got it the previous December. So, these are long-lasting and popular with cats. (This is true for most toys from this brand.)
From the Field Meowy Holidays – Retail Value $6
This brand is great; everything we’ve ever received from them has been a hit, with Madison being the biggest fan. I don’t know when it happened but someone got this super wet (either by getting it in the water dish, which I found it by or by licking it incessantly) and the printing on it did kind of streak to where it’s unreadable. According to the manufacturer’s website, it’s stamped with food coloring and is biodegradable, though, so I’m not worried.
Kittybelles “Up a Tree” Cat Toy – Retail Value $4.99
Here is another eco-friendly cat toy made with non-toxic dyes. This is pretty soft and includes crinkle paper inside, so it’s been given a home in our home office with the other noisy toys where the cats can’t find it while we are trying to sleep! This is small enough for my cats to toss around but mostly they wanted to rub their faces on it. Well, that’s OK too!
Kittybbelles “O Snap” Cat Toy – Retail Value $4.99
This is funny. It’s pretty similar to the tree toy, and will most likely be used the same way (e.g., face rubbing and/or batting around by Monkey) – at least, that’s what I’ve seen so far. Occasionally in the multi-cat box, you will get two of the same toy or two similar toys. I’m not sure this cuts down on bickering between cats, but it’s nice to have a backup.
Yeowww Stocking Cat Toy (2 count) – Retail Value $9.90 ($4.95 each)
You may ask why I say there were two when I only included one photo. Well, when I was taking pictures for the box, I took pictures of each of them individually. I must have been tired. I also didn’t see the point of including two pictures that were pretty much identical. So, rest assured that I got two of these. They were received by the cats similarly to the candy cane but are a bit smaller, which is nice for Sneaky and Madison as they are a little more into the smaller toys, while Monkey will wrestle with the candy cane.
Gratuitous cat photos:
(Sneaky is the calico, Madison is black, and Monkey is tan and white.)
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $54.61 for the January VetPet Box for cats. That’s above the month-to-month cost for the subscription. The toys were huge hits and my cats enjoyed the treats as well, with the Leantreats probably being my cats’ favorite item in the box. One thing I like about this subscription is the toys always seem chosen from brands I’m familiar with and are types I already know my cats will like, and they’re nearly always something you can buy again later, as well.
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 (for instance, if you really want to get the dental box 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:
- Ornament kit $8.23
- Leantreats $3.29
- Duck treats $3.92
- Candy cane toy $8.23
- Meowy holidays toy $4.94
- Tree toy $4.11
- Gingerbread man toy $4.11
- Stockings $8.16 ($4.08 each)
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