Nutra-9 is extremely happy to have found this product and proud to be able to bring it to you. This is one of the toughest, if not the toughest dog chew/toy we have found!!!
GoughNuts pet toys are designed to address the simple but serious issue of SAFETY.
The GoughNuts dog chew toys are designed knowing that safety and fun go hand in hand. Each GoughNuts pet toy has included in its design the GoughNuts patented safety indicator where Green means "Go" and Red means "Stop". Made in the USA! See below for more detail.
- 3.75 Green (original)
- 3.75 Black
- 5" Original
- 5" Black
- 6" Maxx (Black)
- Original Stick
- Black Stick
- Maxx Stick
- Original Ball
- Black Ball
- Black K9 Kup
- Blue K9 Kup
Goughnut .75: Is a 3.75 Diameter chew for small to medium PUPPIES & dogs 10lbs to 45 lbs**. When sizing a chew toy please be sure that the chew toy appears large in the dogs mouth. Available in Black and Green!
In general the GoughNut .75 is designed for a dog that is 10 pounds to 45 pounds in weight. However, if your medium or even your small dog is a heavy chewer please consider the Original GoughNut.
The purpose of the Goughnuts patent idea is to change pet chew toy technology for dogs and other pets so that the possibility of blockages (from ingestion of chew toys) in a pet’s digestive track will be lessened or eliminated.
By implementing the GoughNuts visual indicator within the chew toy itself, pet owners can clearly see if the pet toy’s integrity has been compromised. This indication will be clearly visible if the pet (typically a dog) chews from one color to the next. The basic colors known throughout the world, “Green for Go” and “Red for Stop” will be used. This “GoughNuts Safety Indicator” technology can be clearly seen above.
The product instruction states that if or when the pet chews through the green thickness where by the red indicating “Stop” color is seen, the pet owner should return the product to the manufacturer for replacement.
If the pet owner does not want to return the chew toy for replacement then the pet owner should throw the toy in the garbage. As stated above, if or when the red color is seen (assumes a pet has chewed through the green/black), this is an indication that the toy design has been compromised and is no longer safe for the pet to use as a chew toy.
In order for the “Goughnuts Safety Indicator” to be functional the chew toy itself has to have real indestructible quality. This real indestructible quality will allow for enough time for the pet owner to be able to see “Safety Indicating Color Change” before the chew toy’s integrity can be compromised.
Below is a test comparison between our GoughNut Black and our Original GoughNut Green. Please understand that regardless of how strong any chew toy is made, certain dogs will chew through it. Therefore, our two layered patent pending safety design is incorporated in our GoughNuts Black. The two layered patent pending design gives a clear indication when the Goughnut Black turns color from Black to Red it is time to take the GoughNut Black away from your dog. Every GoughNut toy is guaranteed and when any red is seen, this indicates that the diameters of the toy are damaged. Please read the entire patent online to understand the details of our two layered patent pending design. Please note that the The Original GoughNut has a cross section of 1.75". Physical properties shown below are measured in PSI or pounds per square inch.
The test results shown follow ASTM methods D412, D2240, & D624 (seen in sections 9.01 & 9.02)
GoughNuts Green Black Goughnut
Tensile 3500 PSI 3800 PSI
Tear Die C 140 PSI 180 PSI
Hardness 43 48 PSI
The GoughNuts Black properties are higher. The hardness will hold your dogs jaw open more than the Green taking leverages away that lessen the dog's power. The higher tear strength and tensile strength testing show the GoughNut Black increase in physical properties.
K9 Kups - GoughNuts products are designed knowing that safety and fun go hand in hand. The GoughNuts K9 Kup is designed as a "work to eat" product and also general interactive play. The K9 Kup is multi-colored with red and therefore there is not a red indicator as part of the design. All GoughNuts products are Guaranteed. Please monitor all products and please remove damaged toys from dog The GoughNuts K9 Kup is an interactive toy, not for constant chewing. Our Original GoughNut ring design is the most durable design and should be used for power chewing. Please consider our K9 Kup Jerky designed to fit perfectly into the k9 Kup. Challenge your dog and give them the best that we know. Thanks.
Our goal is safety. The additional of carbon technology incorporated with the GoughNuts base recipe allows for the additional strength of the GoughNut Black. Please adhere to the two layered patent pending technology. Please take your GoughNut away if your dog can chew through the Black or Green layer to expose the Red.
Yes it is a little more that other chew toys, but your pups safety is worth it! Plus it has a guarantee, how can you go wrong!
GoughNuts Guarantee - If your dog chews through the outside wear layer, Green or Black, to expose the indication layer, Red, GoughNuts will replace your toy. GoughNuts patent pending, "Chew Toy Safety Indicator" is a mechanism for the dog owner to see a clear indication of when to take the GoughNut from the dog.
Return Procedure - If you see a red indication, return the GoughNut to:
217 Lois Ave
Modesto, CA 95350
Please include a check for $5.25 that covers the priority shipping of a new GoughNut back to you.
We will evaluate the toy damage and return a new toy. This return or guarantee policy is one of Goughnuts commitments to your dogs safety. Please do not allow your dog to continue chewing the GoughNut if red is indicated. The safety premise is designed to give clear indication to show when the toy is damaged and is and instruction or indication to take the GoughNut away from the dog. Following this instruction or visible indication is a design to help prevent intestinal blockage. Intestinal blockage is a serious safety issue and in worst case scenarios can kill your dog. In general a chew toy is designed to withstand the aggresive chewing of your dog. The GoughNut is designed with diameters that are sized to make it difficult for your dog to destroy or damage the GoughNut.
Please read the entire pending patent called, “Chew Toy Safety Indicator" on line. It is important to know that manufacturing like life is not perfect. Therefore whether a chew toy has a defect or your dog simply has the power to destroy a toy; as soon as the original design of the toy is compromised the toy must be taken away from the dog. This instruction will help keep your dog safe. Any red indication is an indication to take the toy away. We will only congratulate you for taking the toy away when the smallest amount of red is present. Many dog owners have followed our patent pending instruction showing us that the premise is working. Please make every effort to keep your dog safe. No chew toy is indestructible. Safety, Safety, Safety - We want your damaged GoughNut back. This is our investment into your dog’s safety. Every dog owner has the responsibility to check the toys that your dog is chewing. All toys should be taken away when damaged to help prevent blockage. Please contact me or your veterinarian for further discussion.
**Please note that the guarantee is provided by the manufacturer (Goughnuts) only.
Correct sizing is as important as any safety feature. Choose a chew toy that is big in your dog’s mouth. The chew toy should appear large in your dog’s mouth. When you have a doubt about what size to choose, please ask a pet professional for help. As a rule, make sure the chew toy is larger in size than the distance between your dogs back molars when measuring across the jaw.
Correct time to take the toy away - Red Indicator. This is an example of a dog owner that did a good/correct job at taking the GoughNut away from the dog when red was indicated. Please realize that this amount of red is not more than 1/8 inch in size. The red clearly shows even though the indication size is quite small. Please use this example to realize that we do not want to see excessive damage before the toy is taken away. This GoughNut was well loved. This damage was made by a 100 pound blond lab. Any time we get a toy back we are very happy in realizing that our patent pending "Chew Toy Safety Indicator" is working.
These pictures were sent to me by a customer and this was the note:
"I purchased a goughnut about a week after I purchased a kong, and I'd have to say this is the best toy for a power chewer. Here are some pics to show the difference in damage done to the kong vs the goughnut after having both for almost a month or so."
~Bundle Price will varie with the choice of Goughnut(s) made~