A few weeks ago, a wonderful surprise arrived at Paws and Effect HQ. The gang got a chance to review the latest and greatest of the mail-order pet gift packages: PetBox, which bills itself as the only monthly pet goody box where you get to pick what’s in the box.
When I decided what I wanted to include in my box, I specified that any food or treats needed to be grain-free and low-carb, but beyond that, anything was fair game.
So, let’s see how the gang liked it.
Overall, the catnip was the huge hit of the day, and with good reason: The Yeowww! catnip toys sent in the PetBox are filled with super-fresh catnip that even made me feel a little giddy.
The only thing that disappointed me about the PetBox is that the treats I got really were not low in carbohydrates. They certainly are grain-free, but they contain “substitute carbs” and unfortunately some sugar, too, which means they’re a non-starter here at Paws and Effect HQ because Bella is diabetic and Thomas’s digestive system is highly intolerant to grains and carbs.
The Kong whitefish moist treats, for example, contain vegetable glycerin, cultured dextrose, blueberries and cranberries. The Buddy Biscuits contain chickpea flour, potato flour, maple syrup, tapioca starch and vegetable glycerin.
I don’t hold this against the PetBox people because the whole grain-free and low-carb thing is pretty new to many cat product manufacturers and retailers. I hope PetBox will consider searching out cat products that really are nothing but meat, such as freeze-dried chicken chunks and the like.
Ultimately, though, our PetBox got 3 Paws Up, and it would have gotten a full 4 if the gang could have enjoyed the treats they sent along!
Full disclosure: I received a free PetBox, but I have not received and will not receive any further compensation. The opinions expressed here are my own, and your results — along with your opinion of the product — may vary.