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Kirby KendallBy Kirby Kendall
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Kirby KendallBy Kirby Kendall
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$2,940
pledged of $18,400pledged of $18,400 goal
70
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 4 2018 5:30 PM UTC +00:00

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We’ve lowered prices and made the rewards better! Please see the update video below:

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Since the undefeatable strength of EverChew requires a hole in the chew, you have 2 options for your reward:

  • Purchase a pack that comes with 5 chews, then buy pre-drilled refills after your initial order
  • Drill your own holes—it’s easy, see the GIF loop below:
 

Extend Your Dog’s Chewing Time and Prevent Choking!

http://www.schoolforthedogs.com/podcasts/a-better-mousetrap-building-the-perfect-bully-stick-holder/

The EverChew is the dog chew holder that greatly extends your dog's chewing time, and prevents choking.

With EverChew™, you and your dog will benefit from:

  • An Occupied Pooch - EverChew dog chews take 1-6 hours for dogs to tear out and shred the last of the chew into soft, wet, safe-sized pieces 
  • Peace of Mind - 30% of items removed from dogs’ esophagi are rawhide, and bullys get stuck too. With EverChew, dogs cannot choke on the last chew portion. 
  • Refillable Chews - EverChew caters to dogs with every taste! Our product line currently consists of USA bully sticks and USA natural rawhide, with plans to expand to other chew types.

 EverChew dog chews take 1-6 hours for dogs to tear out and shred the last of the chew into soft, wet, safe-sized pieces. 

Not only does the dog keep busy enjoying a chew for longer, you actually save money since each chew lasts significantly longer. 

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Our EverChew ring is made of a non-toxic, high quality, FDA-grade rubber that is both durable and safe for your dog’s teeth. 

Even large dogs cannot break or work out the nylon pin. This will allow fun for years to come.

 Want to see how strong the Everchew is?

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30% of items removed from dogs’ esophagi are rawhide. Many vets don’t recommend chews because of this scary choking hazard they present. With EverChew, dogs cannot choke on the last chew portion.

Our EverChew ring is made in the USA with a non-toxic, high quality rubber that is both durable and safe for your dog’s teeth. Even large dogs cannot break or work out the nylon pin. This will allow fun for years to come.

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 EverChew caters to dogs with every taste! Our product line currently consist of natural bully sticks, along with rawhides if you prefer, with plans to expand to pig ears, buffalo tails, and hard cheese chews. 

Your dog will love the chews and enjoy them for hours! Once they eat down to the trapped stub, your pup will spend a lot of time tearing it out in softened, small shreds.

Preen Pet six-inch Jumbo Bully Sticks are made of 100% all-natural grass-fed beef. The Jumbo thickness is perfect for larger dogs with more aggressive chewing, and they last a long time with smaller pups. EverChew uses the Jumbo thickness so that we can drill a hole through the chew for the locking pin. Preen Pet's bullys are long-lasting, with no preservatives, no chemicals, and no bleach. 

A HEALTHY CHEWING ALTERNATIVE

Bullys (or bullies if you prefer) are selected by many dog owners as the best dog chew. Dogs quite often find pleasure in chewing and gnawing at things. As they usually aim at furniture legs, shoes, and remote controls, dog chews are one great solution to steering them away from ruining your things. These dog bully sticks are USDA approved and are a popular vet-recommended dog chew. They keep dogs busy for hours, they keep the teeth and gums clean, and tartar and plaque free.

  • 6” long Bully Sticks made of 100% Grass-fed and Free-Range Beef 
  • Thickness Perfect size for Small and Large Dogs 
  • All-natural, Preservative-free, Additive-free dog treat 
  • Free of Hormones and Steroids 
  • High in Protein and Low in Fat 
  • USDA approved

But what about the rawhide quality?

Well, we've got that covered too. The EverChew comes equipped with Tasman's® Natural Pet Rawhide chews. They are made from USA beef and EverChew has an exclusive partnership with them. Tasman's sources only the finest raw materials from USDA inspected facilities, ensuring your pets are always getting the very best. Our mission is simple... to bring you an American product that is Simply Natural, Simply Better.

Tasman's rawhides are not treated with heavy metals, formaldehyde, PVA glue, or chlorine bleach. They still retain some of their natural color and each one is it's own shade. Also, no filler scraps are used in the center of the roll like some cheap rawhides use.

Tasman's® Natural Pet Products have:

* NO HORMONES * NO ANTI-BIOTICS * NO HARMFUL CHEMICALS

There you have it folks! That's the bottom line. Now your dog can safely consume their favorite treat, and you can have the peace of mind that every loving pet parent deserves.

My name is Kirby Kendall and I'm the creator of EverChew. I invented the EverChew for my own dog, and now I need your help to make it available for all dog owners. 

Why did I develop the EverChew? The idea first came to me after my doodle, Eva, gulped down and choked on the last inch-long portion of a chew. Some time later, she choked again and the second time I had to reach in and pull it out of her throat.

After that, rawhides and bully sticks were banned in our house, and my sister (a vet) also said she didn’t recommend chews for that same choking reason. But the EverChew absolutely secures the chew with a recessed nylon pin, so that she (Eva, not my sister) has to tear apart that last chew portion in softened, little shreds.

Factory top half of silicone mold.
Factory top half of silicone mold.

You may wonder why a research chemist is asking for your help with a dog invention. It’s because I've even surprised myself by becoming passionate for the EverChew.

I invent things at my day job as a scientist, but I also love being a garage inventor. At work, data drive the process, and I strive to not become overly attached to ideas. I also took a similar approach to my home inventions—if the invention didn't attract a licensee then it was dropped. So my first two garage inventions (a string-free hot melt glue gun and a super-small coiled-leg tripod), were dispassionately abandoned—even though I could have tried to commercialize them myself.

Factory part ready to be molded in silicone.
Factory part ready to be molded in silicone.

But then I decided I needed to invent a chew holder for the safety of my dog Eva.  Ellisa (sister vet) told me choking was a common problem, and I even found this scientific article “Esophageal Foreign Bodies in Dogs: 34 cases (2004–2009)” [Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 22(2) 2012, pp 253–261], that said of the foreign bodies removed from the dogs’ esophagi, 30% were chews.

Factory finished cast prototype.
Factory finished cast prototype.

And so the EverChew was created and I find myself with an invention that not only achieves its technical requirements, it's also needed by other dog owners. All of that is why I'm emotionally attached to this product. Even though I had a licensing offer (which was the path of least resistance), I want to make sure that EverChew is available to all dog owners. I’m so emotionally and financially invested in EverChew that I traded my inventor hat for an entrepreneur hat—something I had no interest in doing before.

So I ask for your help (and pledge) to get EverChew into production, and then into your dog's mouth. 

Kim @ Red Moth Art
Kim @ Red Moth Art
                    
Steven @ Pearlsnap Photography
Steven @ Pearlsnap Photography
Ken @ Tasman's Natural Pet
Ken @ Tasman's Natural Pet
Liddy and Ron @ Preen Pets
Liddy and Ron @ Preen Pets
Theresa @ Nessie McNubbins
Theresa @ Nessie McNubbins
Kurt, Nicole, and Eli @ Mad Hatter Agency
Kurt, Nicole, and Eli @ Mad Hatter Agency
Annie Grossman @ School For The Dogs
Annie Grossman @ School For The Dogs
 

Pledge Confusion??   

An example pledge: Dana orders two Early Bird Rawhide Packs ($29 for the first and $35 for the second). One is shipped to Dana (Free) and the other is shipped to Mom (Free!). Mom’s EverChew is personalized with her dog’s name ($8).  

Dana’s pledge is ($29 + $35 + $8) = $72

Risks and challenges

Risks are low--all manufacturers are identified and ready to produce (ring, pin, rubber latch, chews). The ring, nylon pin, and rubber latch are all molded in US. All materials are known to be safe (no PVC, BPA, phthalates, formaldehyde, etc.)--even the raw plastic pellets that are melted to make the ring are made in the US (so no cheap filler or toxins snuck in).

The Preen Pet six-inch Jumbo Bully Sticks are made of 100% all-natural grass-fed beef. The Jumbo thickness is perfect for larger dogs with more aggressive chews. Long-lasting. No preservative, no chemicals, and no bleach. The rawhides are from US cows that are processed in both the US and Mexico (no bleach or metals used). Note that the rawhides have a tan color because they are minimally processed and have no filler scraps either.

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    Pledge $19 or more About $19

    DIY-one ring $19, discount for multiples

    You have your own chews, and a 7/32" or 1/4” drill bit.
    Discounted price of $16 for each additional chew because of combined shipping!
    Free shipping to a single (just one) US address:
    For 2 rings pledge $35 or more,
    For 3 rings pledge $51 or more, etc.

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    DIY Chew Safety Ring

    You have your own stash of bullys or rawhides, a 5/16" drill bit, and the knowhow to use it.

    To laser engrave a dog's name into the ring, just add $8 per EverChew.

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    For 2 rings pledge $40 or more,
    For 3 rings pledge $60 or more, etc.

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    Rawhide Pack V. 2 (Early Bird extended)

    Free shipping to multiple US addresses:
    One pack for $24, additional packs just $26 ea:
    For 2 packs pledge $50 or more,
    For 3 packs pledge $76 or more, etc.

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    Rawhide Pack (Early Bird 30% off)

    To laser engrave a dog's name into the ring, just add $8 per EverChew.

    Free shipping to multiple US addresses:
    One pack for $29, additional packs $35 ea:
    For 2 packs pledge $64 or more,
    For 3 packs pledge $99 or more, etc.

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    Bully Pack Vers. 2 (Early Bird extended)

    Free shipping to multiple US addresses:
    One pack for $29, additional packs $31 ea:
    For 2 packs pledge $60 or more,
    For 3 packs pledge $91 or more, etc.

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    Bully Pack (Early Bird 30% off)

    To laser engrave a dog's name into the ring, just add $8 per EverChew.

    Free shipping to multiple US addresses:
    One pack for $34, additional packs $42 ea:
    For 2 packs pledge $76 or more,
    For 3 packs pledge $118 or more, etc.

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    Bully Pack (15% off MSRP)

    To laser engrave a dog's name into the ring, just add $8 per EverChew.

    Free shipping to multiple US addresses:
    For 2 packs pledge $84 or more,
    For 3 packs pledge $126 or more, etc.

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