Thursday, March 26, 2015

Review/Unboxing: February's PetBox

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This winter was pretty hard on Sadie - like me, she's getting older and deals with arthritis, and we had many weeks of limping around together.  So, it was a real treat to see her light up when the February PetBox came in!

She absolutely knows that blue box means good treats and toys, and noses it as soon as I get it open for her.

February's box was full of all sorts of fun and comforting things for Sadie, including a special Valentine's Day themed treat.

She received 3 quality toys, 2 bags of treats, and a can of wet dog food.

The toys turned out to be my favorite parts - two of them are soft plushies, which she'd curl up with in her bed even when she wasn't up for active play, and one is a truly awesome tug of war toy that intented to keep her teeth clean and strong for days when she's feeling more perky.

Mind you, Sadie's favorite parts will always be the things she can eat - so between us, every item we got was a winner!

 Petstages Large Dental Chew

I really like this toy - Sadie isn't always up for rowdy play, but when she is, her favorite time of game is tug of war.

This sturdy knotted robe is woven with a very durable length of rubber and has a handle on one end.

I don't care how hard your dog pulls, this thing is going to hold up.  The construction is really solid.

Meanwhile, the materials help clean the tartar off the dog's teeth and massages the gums.  I expect we'll get a lot of play out of this over the next few months.

The bright colors are appealing to me as well.

Pet Greens Treats Savory Beef Jerky-Style Dog Treats

These are great little snacks - I'm not always a fan of how dog treats smell, but these smell delicious, just like what they are - savory little beef jerky bits.

The ingredients are:

"Beef, Dried Chicory Extract, Organic Ground Wheat Grass Powder, Lecithin, Salt, Cultured Whey, Garlic, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols."

They are very small, just right for a quick reward or training snack, and Sadie absolutely loves them.  I will be looking out for this product in the future.

Topsy Turvies Dog Toy Hippo/Snail

This one made me laugh - Topsy Turvies are plush toys that come with two squeakers (one for each half) - each Topsy Turvy is a combination of two different plush characters.

The one Sadie received is a combination of a purple hippo in front, and a yellow snail in back. At about 8" long, it's just right for carrying around, or - as she likes to do - using as a pillow in her bed.

Back in the day, she'd have had this guy in shreds in about 20 seconds flat so she could disembowel it of its squeakers, but she's a lot kinder to this sort of thing these days.

PetBox's in stock items (which can be added to any order a la carte) vary from month to month, but there is likely to be a Topsy Turvy Toy of some sort ready to purchase.  Currently, I see they have a fun tiger headed penguin available.

No, I can't explain it - they're fun. Roll with it.

Zippypaws Crinkle Dragonfly

This sweet toy, in springtime colors like the Topsy Turvy, is a cute plush dragonfly with a squeaker in the body and crinkly material in the wings.

While Sadie hasn't played with it much herself, her ears perk up when I crinkle the wings, and I love the way it looks.

Zippypaws is the same great company that makes the Hide-an-Egg Burrow Dog we loved so much from the December Pet Box.  That continues to be her favorite toy (with some expected wear and tear).

Zippypaws has a huge collection of toys that are both cute and designed to keep dogs happy and stimulated - I was really happy to get a second change to try out one of  their products.

Old Mother Hubbard's Bits Of Love P'Nuttier

This is another favorite come back in new form - in December, Sadie received Old Mother Hubbard's Jingle Jangle P'Nuttier snacks in cute holiday shapes, and adored them.

For February, she received another in their holiday line - Bits of Love, in 1" heart shapes.  These are the same snacks, same ingredients, same thick cut.

As soon as she smelled them, she lost it - peanut butter is one of her favorite flavor profiles!

As for me, I think the hearts are cute, and I really like the idea of holiday-themed treats for our pets.

Not that she knows or cares what it means - making her happy is love enough. But they do make me smile!

Evanger Super Premium Beef Dinner

Last month, we received some of Evanger's dry dog food to try.  This month, Sadie scored a can of their premium wet food - the Beef Dinner.  This is a grain-free dog food - the ingredients are:

"Beef, Water Sufficient for Processing, Liver, Guar Gum, Spinach, Kale, Cinnamon, Vitamins {Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (Source of Vitamin B2), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D2 Supplement}, Minerals {Zinc Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Selenium Yeast, Potassium Iodide}."
I really like that it is all good food and supplements.  Here again, the smell was actually quite savory (about like canned hash), and Sadie adored it.  She doesn't get wet food all the time, but boy does she love it when she does.  This dish did not last long, and we had one very contented dog on our hands when it was all gone.

I liked this enough that I will look for this brand to supplement here regular diet of dry food.  Thanks PetBox!

I couldn't be happier with the February PetBox - it was a real winner! I look forward to seeing what's next!

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  1. I've never tried a subscription box for pets....this one looks great, awesome selection of goodies!

  2. Our cat, Nala would adore getting new toys to play with each month from the pet box.

  3. That's a pretty cool subscription box. It's a great way to get introduced to new products for my fur baby. Thank you for the review.

  4. Awww how sweet! I didn't even know that they made a pet box! My lil man would love one!

  5. Ok this is an amazing idea a box in the mail for doggies! Awww... when we move to a house with hard wood floors we are getting a doggy. I would love to have a fun box come in the mail for it like this! Your doggy looks so cute & happy with their box! Pretty neat. #productreviewparty on!

  6. Look at Sadie's eye, it is glowing with joy seeing all of her doggy goodies! #ProductReviewParty

  7. Great subscription box! I love the cute doggy toys.

  8. The photos are terrific! I think this is a great idea for anyone with a dog and it would be a perfect gift too!
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