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Best cat subscription boxes: Treats for felines and cat lovers

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If you’re looking to treat a cat or a cat lover, then our pick of the best cat subscription boxes offers a selection of brilliant boxes at differing price points. Whether you’re looking for a budget option or feel like splashing out on a luxury gift, the humble subscription box goes a long way. 

For your feline friend, it’s typically full of quality cat toys and tasty cat treats, while for cat owners, you can expect to receive a wealth of cat-themed goodies that are often seasonally themed. However, cat subscription boxes can also be useful and convenient to us cat owners. Some subscriptions, such as cat litter subscription services, involve directly sending a cardboard litter box that you can discard each month, making it much simpler to clean up after your cat. 

Put simply: there’s plenty of choice out there but there’s a few things you may want to consider before purchase. If you have a feline that has dietary restrictions, for example, you’ll want to ensure the cat subscription box you choose has the option to replace a cat treat for a toy, or can cater for their needs. Not to mention, that any toy included in the box should be durable and long-lasting, appealing enough to entice a cat’s senses but fun for us humans to join in the fun. Some services offer personalization options or several subscription types such as monthly or every other month if you’re looking to stick within budget. 

With all that in mind, it's time to take a look at our top picks of cat subscription boxes on the market, including a combo box of treats to indulge both you and your kitty that'll have you both purring!

PetsRadar's pick of the best cat subscription boxes

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Meowbox

Best overall cat subscription box

Specifications

Typical contents: 5-6 toys and treats. No treats option available.
Subscription type: Monthly or every other month
Cost: $20.00 for first box

Reasons to buy

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No treats option for felines with dietary restrictions
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Themed boxes
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Catnip-stuffed
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Personalization options available

Reasons to avoid

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A little pricey
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Novelty value

If you're looking for a feline equivalent to the BarkBox dog subscription box, look no further than Meowbox. It's stuffed with plenty of enticing treats to keep your kitty busy.

You'll love the themes on offer here – they have previously included a Caturday Brunch, involving a catnip-style sausage and their own frying pan toy. What's great about Meowbox is that it typically includes lots of treats centering around catnip that even the fussiest of felines are powerless to resist.

If your cat has dietary restrictions or allergies, we like that you can choose a package without treats that contains an extra toy instead of edible items. The personalized note is a nice touch too; simply give your cat's name and they'll receive a special note you can read to them. For cat lovers who want to give something back, Meowbox also donates a can of food, or the monetary equivalent, to a shelter cat with every purchase.

Depending on how well your feline takes to the toys, you will either be charmed by the contents or consider it a complete novelty. For $20 for the first box (rising to $23 for renewal), it is a little pricey as a frequent subscription, but you can opt to cancel after the first box.

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GoodyBox by Chewy

Best one-off cat box

Specifications

Typical contents: 6-7 products
Subscription type: One-off
Cost: From $24.99

Reasons to buy

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Themed boxes
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No need for subscription
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Box for kittens available
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Great for special occasions 

Reasons to avoid

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No alternative product options

Whether you're looking to treat your cat on a special occasion or fancy testing out the concept with your feline, Chewy's Goody Box is ideal.

The brand is particularly notable for the birthday box, which bundles together seven fantastic products that are just perfect for a moggy celebration. This includes lickable cat treats and plush birthday-themed toys.

Perfect for all-year-round use, the retro-themed box adds a fun nostalgic twist, while if you have younger cats in your household, Chewy offers a box just for kittens and you can opt to add in kitten food too on some bundles.

If you have a particularly fussy feline who knows exactly what she likes or a cat with allergies, it should be noted that the set contents of the box means alternative products cannot be chosen.

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KitNipBox

Best for value

Specifications

Typical contents: 5-7 toys and treats
Subscription type: Monthly
Cost: $16.99-$25.49 for first box

Reasons to buy

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Good price
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Multiple options
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Themed boxes

Reasons to avoid

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Lack of more subscription types

A heavyweight competitor to Meowbox, KitNipBox undercuts their rival in the price department. For a respectable $16.99, the box gives you five toys and treats in a solo cat box, but you can also choose the multi-cat option, with up to seven items for $25.49.

There are some brilliant themes on offer here: Back to school, picnic, rock 'n' roll – who wouldn't be charmed by the 'Hiss' t-shirt cat toy, a unique play on the merch from the rock band Kiss.

Like Meowbox, your perception of value for money will be determined by how excited your kitty is by the contents in the box. Tat or terrific is definitely the great divide here.

KitNipBox looks to offer good value for money; the multiple options are particularly helpful for pet owners who have dietary restrictions. In both the solo and multi-cat options, you can also choose to pick up a dietary option instead which gives you an extra toy instead of a treat.

One drawback to KitNipBox is the lack of subscription options. For pet owners watching their pennies, the cost of a monthly subscription can easily stack up. The option of a three- or four-month subscription period would offer greater choice.

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BoxCat

Best luxury cat box

Specifications

Typical contents: Approx 5 items in a standard box, includes 1 large item with luxury option
Subscription type: Monthly or 4x a year
Cost: From $24.99 for first box

Reasons to buy

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Multiple options
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Large products available
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Handmade treats

Reasons to avoid

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Pricey

Looking to go all-out and spoil your moggy? Pampered pussycats will adore BoxCat which features both basic and luxury options. A standard box comes with five items for your cat, including handmade cat treats, skincare or gear and toys, or upgrade to the luxury box which includes large items such as beds or tunnels.

Of course, this pedigree option comes with a premium price tag: $34.99 which, once paid monthly, can certainly add up. Fortunately, if you love the idea but not the cost, BoxCat offers a seasonal box (opens in new tab) too that arrives at your door four times a year. It comes in at $49.99 for your first box but is packed with eight or nine items, including two large luxury products. You can always just stick with the basic box, at $24.99, if either of the luxury options seems a bit too much for your feline.

One area in which BoxCat performs well is its handmade treats. If you're looking for something authentic or you're concerned about whether store-bought treats are the healthiest option for your feline, BoxCat's premium package offers something a bit different. Picky felines may however prefer their old tried and tested favorites.

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Raw Paws Cat Birthday Gifts Box

Best cat subscription box for treats

Specifications

Typical contents: At least 5 products
Subscription type: One-off
Cost: $49.99

Reasons to buy

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Good mixture of products
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Independent supplier
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Great for health-conscious pet owners

Reasons to avoid

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Pricey
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No themes

Does your cat prefer treats over toys? Then why not consider Raw Paws Cat Birthday Gifts Box instead? It is ideal for their birthday, but it doesn't have to be a special occasion for felines to want to tuck into these goodies.

Inside is a mixture of minnows and chicken liver treats, while the inclusion of catnip produce is sure to make it even more appealing to fussy felines. A laser cat toy is also in the box, which is perfect for both owner and cat to indulge in some well-earned playtime.

If you're bored of store-bought options or are looking for a more natural option, Raw Paws is an independent small business. Many of the items look akin to the type of product you'd expect to see for humans in your local health and wellness store.

Unfortunately, you pay for the niche nature of the produce. Many pet owners will find $49.99 a hefty price to pay for their feline's treat time, but if fresh, all-natural ingredients are most important to you and your moggy, it's a great one-off option for cats who love snacking the healthy way.

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Gus & Bella

Best for cat parents

Specifications

Typical contents: 8-10 items
Subscription type: Monthly or one-off
Cost: From $41.31

Reasons to buy

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One-off box available
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Chic
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Themed boxes

Reasons to avoid

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Pricey

If you fancy getting in on the action, then Gus & Bella is a great option for felines and their parents. While you receive goodies galore for your kitty, also included are a few additions for you, making it a fabulous shared experience.

It doesn't always reach the creative heights of Meowbox in its choice of theme, but it does cover the basics well: Halloween is spooky, Christmas is cozy and there's always something interesting on other dates too, often with a wellness or eco focus.

One thing that separates Gus & Bella from the pack is that it's all rather chic: it features kooky designs and soft neutral color palettes that give off independent supplier vibes.

However, at $41.31, it is fairly pricey. It is much more expensive than the leading Meowbox, but does feature eight to ten products, compared with five or six.

What's particularly favorable about Gus & Bella is that it's one of the few pet subscription boxes to offer their service as a one-off, so if you're curious to try it out for yourself, you don't need to take out a subscription then cancel, you can simply get one delivered. It's an ideal gift option for cat lovers everywhere.

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Kitty Poo Club

Best cat litter subscription box

Specifications

Typical contents: Box with litter
Subscription type: Monthly
Cost: $22.99/box

Reasons to buy

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Comes pre-prepared in a litter box
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Five types of litter
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Website is easy to use

Reasons to avoid

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Limited availability of certain litter types

A good subscription box needn't simply be a treat for your cats, the Kitty Poo Club offers us owners convenience too with its simple cat litter subscription box service. 

The brand focuses on providing a 100 percent recyclable cardboard box which doubles as the litter tray. The idea is that you don't have to clean anything at all: you simply discard your used box once a new one arrives, with each box designed to last each month (empty boxes can also be purchased).

You can choose from one of five odor-battling litter options – three of which are non-clumping (diatomite, silica and fine-grain silica) and two that are (clay and organic soy) – and you'll pay the exact same price of $22.99 each month. It's even possible to change your mind over the litter material month-by-month if you find your choice isn't working for you.

Kitty Poo Club also sells litter in bags for $18.99, a range of accessories, including a dome that can be placed over the litter tray for $7.99, and a scoop for a couple of dollars. What's more, there’s a no-risk guarantee: if you're unhappy with your first box, you can get a refund.

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Cat Kit by Pusheen Box

Best themed subscription box for cats

Specifications

Typical contents: Toys and accessories
Subscription type: Every 3 months
Cost: $36.99

Reasons to buy

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Quality items
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Excellent value
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Uniquely themed each season

Reasons to avoid

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Mystery box

If you and your kitty are a lover of Pusheen merchandise, then boy do we have a treat in store for you! This subscription box is amazing value, coming jam packed with 5-6 items, many of them not available anywhere else.

Featuring cat toys, cat gifts, chew toys, cat toy accessories and more, this mystery box will arrive once every three months and at just $36.99 for over $60 worth of loot, you'll be making an impressive saving.

And the best part of all? Each quarter has a different theme to match the season, which will make unboxing it an absolute joy. You can cancel your subscription any time too. This one is definitely well worth a try for all you Pusheen fans out there!