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: $45.00 per month (save with longer subscription options or a single-cat subscription)
ACTIVE DEAL: 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, $5.00 to Alaska or Hawaii), Canada ($10-12.00, depending on subscription term)
VetPet Box (Multi-Cat Version) April 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; this month’s topic was environmental enrichment):
On to the items:
Dermallay Oatmeal Spray Conditioner (8 fl oz) – Retail Value $13.07
Monkey tends to have sensitive, allergy-prone skin, so this is nice to have around for when he has flare-ups. (Of course, we remove the cause when we can, but we can’t always identify the cause!) It makes his fur feel soft, as well, although unfortunately, it doesn’t remove the massive knots and mats he manages to create – we still have to use scissors for those.
Catit Treat Spinner – Retail Value $11.99
Usually, only Madison can figure out treat-dispensing toys like this, but Sneaky has this one down. She is so interested in getting out the treats that she doesn’t even bite the silicone top.
JW Zippy Mouse – Retail Value $2.00
If you pull the tail on this, it’ll race across the floor, which Monkey found fascinating (unfortunately doesn’t make for great pictures). Usually, my cats are not interested in this kind of toy but I guess I caught Monkey in the right mood.
Fat Cat Fish Hipster Kicker – Retail Value $7.99
Monkey is my kicker cat and also my Fat Cat brand fan. On the day I took pictures for this box, he mostly just licked this toy and the next one (that is his favorite thing to do with Fat Cat toys of all sizes) but he also will occasionally wrestle with them. I’ve put these in one of his favorite morning spots (where the sun comes in through a window).
Fat Cat Mouse Hipster Kicker – Retail Value $7.99
I have basically the same things to say about this one as the one above. The appearance is mostly for the cat owners’ sake; the cats tended to treat these about the same and not to prefer one over the other. Monkey also licked this one.
Catit Creamy Lickable Treats, Chicken Liver Flavor (5 pack) – Retail Value $2.99
There are quite a few brands making lickable treats right now. Monkey is a treat snob and won’t eat these, but Sneaky and Madison went pretty wild over them. I think you will especially appreciate some of the pictures of Sneaky eating these. Madison just let it drip all over his fur and then spent a long time grooming himself.
Catit Nibbly Cat Treats, Salmon Flavor (3.2 oz) – Retail Value $3.99
We got these in two different flavors this month and my cats liked them about equally. These are free of corn, wheat, and soy, and they include taurine, a non-protein amino acid that cats require in their diets. These are crunchy treats that come in a resealable bag and they’re not too stinky!
Catit Nibbly Cat Treats, Chicken Liver Flavor (3.2 oz) – Retail Value $3.99
Here is the second flavor of these. My cats liked these about equally with the salmon ones, with Sneaky and Madison being the biggest fans.
Cat Love Furry Frolics Plastic Ball with Bell – Buy 72 Assorted Toys for $25.08
Think of this as a bonus item, if you will. It’s only available in a huge multi-pack. This is totally a Monkey item. I will sometimes put a bunch of these in the bathtub and put him in there (no water of course) and let him chase them around. He seems to like that. Anyway, he also batted this around the dining room quite a bit.
Gratuitous cat photos:
(Sneaky is the calico, Madison is black, and Monkey is tan and white.)
Verdict: I calculated a total value for the April VetPet Box for cats of $54.01, not counting the plastic ball since it’s not sold individually. This was a wonderful month for us. Sneaky figured out a treat-dispensing toy, Sneaky and Madison loved the treats, and the toys were also popular, especially with Monkey. The conditioner is also useful for Monkey since he has sensitive skin. The value was about $9 over the month-to-month cost of the subscription and is considerably higher than last month (like I said, these things tend to average out with this box over time).
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).
ACTIVE DEAL: Save $15 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $45.00 for the multi-cat box, you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Conditioner – $10.89
- Treat spinner – $9.99
- Zippy mouse – $1.67
- Kickers (each) – $6.66
- Lickable treats – $2.49
- Crunchy treats (each) – $3.32
- Ball with bell – Bonus!
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