No, we’re not talking about a box that sends you a new kitten every month! Subscription boxes are available for a whole range of things now from coffee to hobbies; there’s even one where you get clues from a fictional serial killer. They’re also made for pets! If you and your cat like surprises, then a subscription box may be just for you. You can try out the latest in treats, toys, and accessories without having to find them in the shops.
If your pet struggles with boredom then a monthly delivery of new things to wear, do, and eat could be just what you’re looking for. Boxes such as Meowbox source fun, quality products to send to you and your cat(s). There are a number of different cat subscription boxes available, wherever you are in the world. For more details, read on!
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What is a Subscription Box
Subscription box schemes started in the early 2000’s. They allowed small businesses to reach customers all over the world, and to offer a new business model that gave them a more certain cash flow. Early schemes included The Sampler, which offered product samples from small arts & crafts businesses and Graze which delivered healthy snacks to your home or desk. They’ve now grown to include almost everything; beauty boxes, loot crates of memorabilia, stationery, children’s activities, and more.
It wasn’t long before smart companies realized that people wanted to order boxes for their fur babies too. There are now lots of pet subscription boxes out there, and we’re going to take a tour around the world and look at some of the best.
Top Cat Subscription Boxes in the USA and Canada
Currently $22.95 per month (bimonthly subscription available)
You tell Meowbox a little about your cat(s) and they put together a box containing at least 4 surprises to be delivered on the 15th of every month. You can choose to exclude edible treats if you cat has dietary issues.
They’re cat people, so they use some of the money they make to support rescues and shelters. What puts them at the top of this list though, was that they spray each box with kitty attractant so your furbaby will get as excited about the delivery as you will.
Currently from $19.99 per month (multiple cat boxes available)
You can get an idea of the contents of this box by viewing the sample inventory. They usually contain a combination of toys and treats with more of the former.
Their ‘Happy cat’ box (meant for one) contains 5 treats, the multiple cat version has 7.
Currently from $30 per month (multiple cat and dog boxes available)
Whether you just have only a cat, or you also have a dog, this family-run subscription box will be happy to help keep them spoiled to perfection.
Although they do serve feline and canine furbabies, the site is dominated by images of dogs and feels much less cat-oriented than the others.
And if you’re wondering, ‘But what about me?’ then you might want to check out CatLadyBox which sends cat-themed clothing, jewelry, and other items to you on a monthly basis.
Top Cat Boxes in the United Kingdom
Currently from £9.99 per month (includes treats)
If you’re the sort of person who forgets when their pet needs flea or worming treatment, then this is the box for you. Put together by vets as a reminder service, each month you will get sent your choice of flea treatment and a wormer. If you choose their premium option you’ll also get sent some treats, but your cat will probably still give you ‘the look’ for daring to worm them.
Currently £15.90 per month (more frequent and multiple cat boxes available).
Treats, toys and hygiene products are all personally selected by the good people at Cat Hampurr – and let’s face it, they won us over with the pun alone.
Starting at fortnightly deliveries, you can also get a monthly or ‘double helpings’ box if you have more than one furbaby or just one who needs a lot of spoiling.
Currently from £17.95 per month
Calling their deliveries natural, healthy & eco-conscious, Pawpost will send to both cat and dog furbabies. Each delivery contains a mixture of high-end (grain-free) edibles and toys that have been selected to meet the companies ethos.
They also offer a cheaper option, a treat box, which only contains the edible items.
Cat Subscription Boxes for Australia
Currently $34.50 per month.
Offering food, toys, treats, and collectibles, Meowbox Australia has a good mixture of products included.
Like many of the other schemes, you can also buy a one-off box as a gift or just set up a subscription to keep them coming.
Currently $90 per quarter (can be split into two deliveries)
Cutely called, ‘Petscriptions’, this delivery comes just once a quarter. The longer your subscription, the cheaper your boxes.
Petpacks also have dog boxes, or if you have one or more of each you can order a mixed box.
10% of profits are put back into no-kill shelters and rescue groups.
Currently $40 per box.
PawPal has been sending dog subscription boxes for a while, but they’ve only recently started sending Kitty boxes too.
Made up of a combination of treats, toys, and accessories, they won us over when they suggested we, ‘Order Meow!’
Alternatives to Subscription Boxes
If you don’t want to commit to a regular monthly box (and the payment that goes with it) then you could always try a do-it-yourself approach. Rather than letting someone choose things your cat may or may not enjoy, how about you set a budget and visit your local pet shop once a month and buy things that you know they will?
Alternatively, you could order a one-off cat package like one of these:
Intended to be sent as a gift to welcomes a new feline arrival, this box includes a laser pointer, a few toys, and a box of treats.
Even if your cat has been with you for a long time, they’re sure to appreciate getting a package of treats.
Worth over $30 if purchased separately, the Prime Pet Box includes quality toys from Ethical Pet and treats that have been made in the USA. This is a great option for those of you who want a one-off treat for your cat.
While boxes can offer great value for money, if you have a pet with a sensitive stomach or who doesn’t want to eat or do certain things you can still end up paying for things that you don’t want or need. The best way to avoid that is to choose your own. So, if you can’t get to your local pet store to choose, here are some of the best-reviewed treats and toys for your furbabies that Amazon has to offer.
A 20 oz canister of treats that are designed to put your cat in the party mood! With over 700 five-star reviews, these come with a definite seal of approval.
Coming in a variety of flavors, these treats come with a vet’s seal of approval. And while kitty is enjoying the treat, they are also getting their teeth cleaned.
A classic cat toy, the charmer is a length of fleece attached to a pole. Dangle it, run it across the floor and flick it at the perfect moment to keep your cat entertained and give them a serious workout.
Even the coolest cat will let loose and go a little crazy when there’s catnip in a toy. These little mice are perfect for throwing around the room. Let your pet bat them around and regain their kittenhood; at least until that moment they suddenly remember their dignity!
Treat your cat to a fancy dinner. No bow tie needed (although that would look very cute!) These cans of premium food have great flavor and texture, and they’ve got all the vitamins and minerals your pet needs to thrive.
A grain-free, high protein kibble that is made extra special by the addition of freeze-dried raw meat. There are probiotics, antioxidants, and Omega-3 oils in there too!
What do you think of the subscription boxes? Are they something that you’ve used before, or do you like the idea of making your own? However you choose to spend your time with your pet, we know that they’ll repay you many times over in love and affection!