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VetPet Subscription Box: Cleos First Review

Trends + Products 10.17.2019
By Jill Caren
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Cleo spends her days wondering when new treats and toys are coming her way.

She looks at me with those puppy dog eyes and gives me the guilts until something new comes her way. She is why pet subscription box companies like VetPet Box are around – because they know pet parents cannot handle the guilt of not having new toys and treats on hand! This is her VetPet Box Review – so see what she thinks – and get a $10 coupon to try your first box.

About VetPet Box

VetPet Box is the first pet subscription I have tried and I love the fact that it is curated by veterinarians! Stephanie Malmquist, a Veterinarian is the co-founder of VetPet Box which launched in 2016 – for me, as a pet parent it makes me a lot more comfortable knowing that a vet is behind the scenes keeping an eye on what they are recommending to our fur kids.

Signing Up For VetPet Box

The process for signup is really easy and the website does a great job of walking you through it. Click the Get Started button and you will be taken to a page where you select a cat (you can select a single or multi-cat) or dog box.

I particularly like that you can choose an optional “more customizations” button to give them more details about your pet to help customize your pet box. Noting that my dog is an anxious power chewer may bring me some relief from her fear and anxiety!

VetPet Box Subscription Box customizations

The Subscription Box Goods

Woohoo the box arrived! A pretty blue box simply adorned with the VetPet Box logo. The inside of the box was adorable with the inside printed with social media details as well as their mission of being a vet pet approved box of goodies for my girl.

My VetPet box included the following items for my 50 pound pitbull who is a totally play focused power chewer which I noted on the details when I placed my order.

The Jolly Bone

This toy is a versatile one that is meant to keep a dog entertained for a while. It twists, it floats, it bounces and it also has a vanilla scent that draws dogs in (the smell works on people too, I loved it!). It is a soft material but sturdy enough that even power chewers will enjoy it.

TREAT Dispensing Chew Ball

This was extremely well made – sturdy yet soft like the Jolly Bone! This ball is meant to keep your dog mentally stimulated by placing treats in the center and making the dog work to get them out. I have to say – it is a very challenging toy, even for humans. It is dishwasher safe which I love – and can be used indoor or outdoors and is super bouncy for those dogs that love to jump and chase.

Rabbit Jerky

So I learned rabbit jerky is a high protein, low fat treat that also is easier than other jerky treats to digest. 100% USDA inspected and made in the USA this is a treat that just about every dog will love.

Pate Peanut Butter & Apples Treats

Made in the USA with a French inspired brand, these treats are actually hand made by a chef who was trained at Le Cordon Bleu! Imagine your pooches face when they get a taste of this gourmet treat.

What is especially awesome is the list of ingredients for these treats which include: Peanut Butter, Chickpea & Potato flours, Apple, Rosemary and Olive Oil. <– that is it! Hey, I know what everyone of those ingredients are – no crazy long ingredients that I do not understand.

DermAllay Oatmeal Spray Conditioner

This is not something I would think to buy my pet – but now that I have it, I am glad I was made aware of it. Having a high anxiety dog means extra dandruff and dry skin, this spray has significantly helped with her flakiness and seems to have helped keep her from licking as much.

The spray is primarily meant to help with dryness and conditioning for dogs with allergies – and while my girl does not have allergies – it still seemed to make a difference!

This item I was a little hesitant to try – I am not usually a fan of sprays full of chemicals and things so I did some more research on this item and found nothing but great reviews from pet owners and it turns out there are no where near as many chemicals as some other brands!

The ingredients for the spray are as follows: solubilized colloidal oatmeal, glycerin, silicone, mackalene, sodium lactate, safflower oil (linoleic acid), fragrance, ceramides

Brochures & Things

The box also included several pamphlets and brochures on caring for your pet – I received a few items related to pet poisons helping me identify what may harm my dog if they ingest it.

There was also a brochure about Project K-9 Hero which I was glad to see, since I am a big believer of partnerships to promote animal related issues! Project K-9 Hero does amazing work with retired working dogs – so please take a peak and see how you can get involved!

Cleos VetPet Box Review

Cleo was a little excited (that is an understatement) to see what was in the box before I even opened it! I sometimes wonder how dogs know that things are for them before they see it?

As a mom – I kinda knew what my baby would dig the most, so I filled up the TREAT Chew ball with some of the Pate treats – and let the review begin!

Below she is giving me the guilt look because I told her to wait! Waiting is not her better quality.

And then the moment she was waiting for – mommy saying “get the ball”! She pushed it and nosed it around the floor for a few minutes and once she realized the goodies were inside – all heck broke loose and the ball did not have a chance!

Let the chewing commence.

But wait!

A ball that she could not rip open in less than 10 seconds?

I must be living the dream. She played, chewed and squeezed for about 10 minutes while I watched and the ball looked brand new. No teeth marks, no pieces missing – nothing. Although she did not get any treats out yet either, she was still going when I walked out of the room.

We have tried other treat balls like this, but she always just ripped them apart and got the stuff out – but not with this one.

Chew treat ball from VetPet Box

Delivery Options

I do like that they have a few options for delivery including the following:

  • Month to Month
  • Every Other Month
  • 3 Month Subscription
  • 6 Month Subscription

They also make it easy to change, pause or even cancel your subscription through your account login. Nothing is hidden which we love and you are in 100% control of your account! You do need to be aware of the dates of which you need to adjust your subscription by though – so be sure to check their FAQ page!

Orders are sent out once a week – so you should be a little patient for that first delivery!

Shipping

Shipping is free in the contiguous US, $5 to Alaska and Hawaii and Canada is based on the subscription term.

Education

Not really relevant to their pet boxes, but the website has a great education library that we wanted to bring attention too. With so much misinformation on the web about pet care – we like that this education area is written and reviewed by real veterinarians so we highly recommend this when you are looking for care tips for your dog or cat.

Final Thoughts

I am going to be honest, a pet subscription box is not something I really considered – but when given the opportunity to review it I jumped on it. I guess I was expecting cheap stuff from China or not a lot of thought put into it – but I was pleasantly surprised.

Each of the items I received for Cleo was a perfect fit for her super chewer powers and the ball and bone have both been used and still look amazing and keep her entertained for a bit almost every day. The rabbit jerky she pretty much inhaled and the spray – well that has been a life saver for those itchies and flakes.

I HIGHLY recommend this box – not only because of the great products, but the fact they are vet backed, meaning you get an extra level of security knowing you are giving your pet items your vet would recommend.

VetPet Box Review

Jill Caren

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Jill Caren

Jill is the owner and creator of CharityPaws and has been involved in animal rescue for over 12 years as a volunteer and board member for Jersey Animal Welfare Society. You can read all of her articles here.

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