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An Innovative Elevated Feeder Designed for Flat-Faced Breeds, Handicapped Pets, and Pets with Medical Issues (Non-Toxic and Food-Safe)
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IT BEGAN WITH A PUG MOM ON A MISSION....

Hi, my name is Debra Mastic, and my best friend is Pork Chop the pug. 

When Pork Chop was diagnosed with vestibular disease, he could no longer eat from a floor-based bowl because he got nauseous and dizzy when he bent over to eat. 

I searched for a bowl that would make it more comfortable for him to eat, but couldn't find something that was just right so I invented the Fluff Trough. 

When I shared the idea of the Fluff Trough with other dog parents, I learned that the design could benefit other dogs and cats struggling to eat from floor-based bowls for different reasons, including acid reflux, limited physical abilities, and spinal issues. 

I made it my mission to make the Fluff Trough available to dogs and cats everywhere!  

Below is a picture of Oliver the pug eating from the Fluff Trough (he is usually hand-fed). 

We plan to donate a percentage of all sales to animal rescue organizations as part of our business model. 

The money raised on Kickstarter will be used to pay for the injection molding tooling needed to manufacture the Fluff Trough and silicone insert. 

THE FLUFF TROUGH 

LESS MESS ☆ PROMOTES BETTER DIGESTION  ☆ ENCOURAGES SLOWER FEEDING ☆ 

The Fluff Trough is an innovative, patent-pending feeder designed for:

 ➜ Brachycephalic breeds (e.g., Pugs, Frenchies, Boston Terriers, Himalyans, and other flat-faced breeds)

➜ Dogs and cats with medical issues that make it difficult to eat from a floor-based bowl 

➜ Handicapped dogs and cats with limited physical abilities 

SILICONE INSERT 

The Fluff Trough will be made with non-toxic, food-safe plastic. 

A dishwasher-safe, FDA-approved silicone insert will be available for the Fluff Trough to make cleaning easy. We recommend using the silicone insert with the Fluff Trough to give the bowl more weight. 

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SHIPPING: We expect to ship the rewards BEFORE March of 2019, but selected that month to be safe because we don't want to disappoint anyone. 

PROMOTES BETTER DIGESTION & LESS MESS ☆ 

➜The Fluff Trough is elevated so your pet doesn't have to bend over at a 90-degree angle to eat. This can help contribute to a healthier and more comfortable dining experience.  

➜The unique open front design helps makes it easier for your pet to access food. 

➜The higher sides and back help prevent food from spilling onto the floor when your pet eats. The Fluff Trough is great for messy eaters! 

HELPS ENCOURAGE SLOWER FEEDING ☆ 


            ➜The Fluff Trough has a wide surface area so you can spread your pets's food out to encourage slower feeding. With traditional bowls, your pet may take larger mouthfuls of food because the food is contained in a smaller area. 

 ➜The bowl's interior slopes help support flat-faced pets' natural eating motion. The food slides up the back of the bowl and back into the pet's mouth. The base of the bowl curves downward so food doesn't get on your pet's chin or neck. 

 ☆ HIGH-QUALITY MODERN & FUNCTIONAL DESIGN☆ 

 ➜The Fluff Trough has a farmhouse modern design that looks nice in any home. It's flat back design allows you to set it against a wall for additional support. 

 ➜The Fluff Trough will be made from non-toxic, food-safe material and have a dishwasher-safe silicone insert available for easy cleaning. 

➜ The base of each leg will have silicone feet to help prevent the Fluff Trough from sliding.

 *None of the claims above are guaranteed to be solved with the Fluff Trough.  

PRODUCT DETAILS

The rainbow-colored Fluff Trough seen in the video and photographs is a prototype and is not available for sale. 

 Colors: The Fluff Trough will be available in teal or purple (color swatches pictured below). You will be given your choice of either color before the rewards ship. 

Fluff Trough Material: The Fluff Trough will be made from non-toxic, food-safe plastic that can be recycled at some recycling facilities.

Base Height: The base of the Fluff Trough (where the food goes) is 5 inches off the ground. 

Note: The Fluff Trough is dishwasher-safe, but the silicone feet may come off after repeated dishwasher use so it is recommended to hand wash the Fluff Trough and put the silicone insert in the dishwasher. 

Silicone Insert: The silicone insert will be made from FDA-approved silicone that is dishwasher-safe. 

Capacity: Approximately 2.5 cups of food 

Fluff Trough Weight: Approximately 1.1 lbs. 

Dimensions: Approximately 7.4 x 11 x 7 inches 

☆ MEET THE INVENTOR ☆

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Debra Mastic is an Amazon best-selling author and has launched two startups, including The Pugly Company LLC and Virtual Resume Coach LLC. 

Some of her most notable accomplishments include being a keynote speaker at the University of Alabama Birmingham and National Resume Writers' Association Conference, designing an educational board game, winning numerous industry awards for her work in the Learning & Development field, and being featured in Reader's Digest. 

In her free time, she enjoys taking Pork Chop on adventures. 

Risks and challenges

After the tooling to manufacture the Fluff Trough is created, the manufacturer will send a sample product for approval. As long as there are no issues with the sample product, we will begin mass production of the Fluff Trough. If there are any issues with the sample product, shipping may be delayed. Since we are new to the manufacturing process, we hired a trusted Kickstarter partner to manage the manufacturing process.

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    ♡ VIRTUAL PUG HUG ♡

    Every contribution helps us reach our goal of providing a feeding solution for dogs and cats that struggle to eat from floor-based bowls. Pork Chop the pug sends you a virtual pug hug for your support!

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    ☆INTERNET FAME ☆

    Pork Chop the Pug will send a special shout-out to you on on his Facebook page for being an early supporter.

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    ★ SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ★

    1 Fluff Trough in your choice of Teal or Purple ✚ FREE SHIPPING (U.S. Only) for being an early supporter

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    ★ EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ★

    1 Fluff Trough in your choice of Teal or Purple ✚ FREE SHIPPING (U.S. Only) for being an early supporter

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    ✿ EARLY BIRD COMBO SPECIAL ✿

    1 Fluff Trough and 1 Silicone Insert in your choice of Teal or Purple ✚ FREE SHIPPING (U.S. Only) for being an early supporter

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    ✿ COMBO SPECIAL ✿

    1 Fluff Trough and 1 Silicone Insert in your choice of Teal or Purple ✚ FREE SHIPPING (U.S. Only) for being an early supporter

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    ✻ BONUS COMBO DEAL ✻

    1 Fluff Trough and 2 Silicone Inserts in your choice of Teal or Purple ✚ FREE SHIPPING (U.S. Only) for being an early supporter

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    ✪ PUG ON A UNICYCLE ✪

    Debra, the inventor of the Fluff Trough, will dress like a pug while riding an electric unicycle with a special message for you. You can write the message or Debra will surprise you with a special message. The scene will be recorded for your viewing pleasure. No inappopriate messages please.

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