Thursday, January 3, 2013

November 2012 Pawbox Review!

Hey everyone!

So this is another late review. Another Pawbox for Boomer and Sookie!

Quick rundown of what you need to know about Pawbox:

- Dog subscription box filled with samples of food, treats, supplements, shampoo, toys, etc
- Only $10 a month, including shipping!
- No referral program
- Cat Pawbox coming soon

November's theme seemed to revolve around our pup's health. I liked that.

What was in this month's box?

- A sample of Primal Pet Foods Freeze-Dried Raw Meals in Canine Beef
- Yummy Chummies Salmon Grain Free Treats for Puppies and Dogs with Wild Alaska Salmon
- Darford Omega Boosters
-Pet-Tabs Complete Daily Vitamin-Mineral Supplement
- Amazing Tooth Saver Dog Toy Ball

Primal Pet Foods Freeze-Dried Raw Meal

Boomer and Sookie loved this sample. It came in little packed rectangular shapes and we ripped off bits and pieces and sprinkled it into their regular dried food. We weren't sure if we should give it to them whole or not, but the box did come with a coupon if we wanted to buy more. Thank goodness our sample came in Beef because we suspect that Boomer is allergic to chicken. Would probably buy this in the future, as it livens up their boring daily dry food meals, but it's probably too pricey for people like us to purchase for our dogs as their regular food.

Yummy Chummies Salmon Grain Free Treats for Puppies and Dogs

Another great treat sample. These are soft treats, so they can make your hands a little smelly. Boomer and Sookie seemed to really like it though, doing their tricks extra hard to get a few. They went fast. Would probably purchase these again. They're only 14 calories, and rich in Omega-3 and 6. Although this treat would be good for all ages, I would highly recommend them for our senior dogs especially, since they're always lacking in vitamins and nutrients when they get older and need to watch out for the health more carefully (as with humans).

Darford Omega Boosters in Tuna flavor

Boomer and Sookie really liked the smell.

And here they are enjoying it.

This little sample was pretty pungent, but most things that come out a can for dogs are. It does have that tuna "cat-food" smell, but the dogs seemed to like it. It says that you can use it to top their food as a supplement or as a treat anytime. We decided to just put it on their food. Boomer couldn't get enough of it, and Sookie was being a little weird about it at first, but she eventually started eating it all. She always has to wait for Boomer to finish eating before she starts eating. Only with food though, not with treats. I'm not sure where that behavior comes from, but that's just how it is with them.

Pet-Tabs Complete Daily Vitamin-Mineral Supplement

I wasn't sure they were going to enjoy these tabs because dogs are usually pretty picky about weird textures but they ate it right up like it was a treat! They were even willing to work for it a little. I think having a vitamin would be good for them. I would probably purchase these again once they're a little older and need it more. It doesn't cost that much at $0.12 a dose (on for a 540 count). 

Amazing Tooth Saver Dog Toy

She looks so ferocious, doesn't she?

Here, you can see them bickering over the ball already. Our little Sookie loves toys, and our Boomer loves destroying them. That's probably how Sookie got so possessive of hers. In any case, I'm all for a new toy! And the fact that it helps them clean their teeth is a bonus!

Overall, I liked this month's box but I wasn't too excited over it. The dogs loved it, of course. They always love when one of their boxes come in because it always means a new toy or something yummy for them to try. In any case, I'm always happy when I see them happy. Usually for my reviews, I will estimate the value of the box by looking up the full sized items and then calculating the price of the sample size, but unfortunately, they ate everything up so quickly that I've thrown all the wrappers away by now. By looking at the items though, they all seemed like they would add up to about $10, which is what I paid for the box. I prefer that subscription boxes give more than what you paid for them, since you have no idea what's coming in them. Pawbox seems to include a lot of samples that I could probably pick up for free at a pet expo or at a pet store if I asked. I will probably end up cancelling this one to save some money. We usually go to a pet expo every year and I pick up a lot of these items there for free.

If you're not the type of person who goes to a lot of pet expos, or out to events with your pups very much, and you still want to get them a little something every month and don't have a lot to spend, Pawbox is the most inexpensive subscription box out there for dogs (that I know of).

Thanks for reading!


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