Reviewed by Linda Curtain
With the recent popularity of subscription boxes, I was intrigued with my latest review item – a subscription box aimed at cats and their humans!
This novel idea was the brainchild of Emily McMahon – the owner (or pet purrent!) of two cats Gus and Bella. Keeping them healthy and entertained was the inspiration behind the box idea. In addition to wonderful treats for the felines, each box contains beauty, lifestyle and care products for their human friends.
Each month has a different theme. The box I received was themed ‘Pamper Puss’ and my cat – also named Bella – was intrigued and trying to get into the box as soon as it was unwrapped. She soon located the toy which was responsible for the catnip smell! Inside the box were nine different items – 3 for humans and six for the cat. The items I received were as follows:
A Yeowww! Catnip Banana Toy – a super banana shaped toy filled with 100% organically grown catnip. This was certainly a favourite with Bella. Despite being attacked, bitten, chased after and thrown around the room, the banana remained undamaged.
A Rosewood Rubber Brush – This rubber hand gripped brush was very impressive. Bella has quite long, coarse fur which always seems to be shedding. The brush easily went through the coat to remove excess hair. Maybe brushing isn’t a favourite activity for Bella but she did seem to relax and accept this brush better than previous ones I have tried.
Medipet Mousse Conditioner – I haven’t tried a coat conditioner before and Bella was very unsure about it! This was a foam which you stroke into your cat’s coat to condition it and give a glossy sheen. The mousse uses natural wheat proteins and is 100% hypoallergenic. Despite Bella’s initial uncertainty, I will persevere with this as I feel it will improve the condition of her coat.
Three Edgard Cooper Food Samples – These proved very popular despite Bella being quite a fussy eater! She could smell the dried fish and tried to open the packet herself! We had two dried food samples – MSC whitefish and Free Run Chicken – to try, plus a Turkey and shrimp wet food sample. I had not previously heard of Edgard Cooper but the enclosed booklet gave a lot of information about the eco-friendly company. All tins and packets are 100% biodegradable and the food is fresh with simple, nutritional ingredients. Certainly a brand I will be looking out for.
And finally enclosed for the humans:
- A delightful cat shaped jewellery dish from the Jones Home and Gift company.
- A very cute set of Sass & Belle tweezers with a lovely cat as the handle.
- A tube of Dr Paw Paw multipurpose balm which can be used on dry, cracked skin.
Overall this is a delightful idea containing a great variety of good quality items. The enclosed leaflet was very informative and a visit to their website at www.gusandbella.com gives you lots of additional information about their products and how to keep your pet happy and healthy.
These boxes can be ordered as a one-off purchase – ideal for a cat loving friend and their furry companion for Christmas – or they can be sent out on monthly or bi-monthly subscriptions. Prices vary from £26.95 – £30.00 plus postage depending on the subscription required.
A very interesting 5* rated product.
For more information or to buy/subscribe visit gusandbella.com.