The Lil GUMLINER: Make cats & lap dogs HEALTHIER! | 80% of dogs & cats have GUM DISEASE, which can lead to LIFE-THREATENING DISEASES; get The GUMLINER!
My name is Dr. Salvatore DeRicco, and 160 million is how many – of the estimated 200 million dogs and cats – in the USA, alone, have PERIODONTAL (GUM) DISEASE. And, according to the American Veterinary Dental College, “periodontal disease is the most commonly occurring clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats, and is entirely preventable”. And clear evidence exists of links between periodontal disease and heart, liver, lung, kidney and pregnancy diseases; diabetes; and even tumors!
The History is that I am an orthodontist and invented a great new toothbrush for braces – The SPOT LESS BRUSH (www.SpotLessBrush.com) – which many orthodontists and orthodontic patients have reported that they also like using for their pets, since it has such a small head size and only one single row of shorter-than-average bristles. So, I consulted with hundreds of Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians – over the past year, and learned that many pet owners do not brush their pets’ teeth, and the reasons why, so I’ve now invented The GUMLINERS (www.HealthierPetsNow.com) – for pets, to make oral care easier for pet and owner alike, and more effective – in the effort to prevent periodontal disease and the associated bodily/organ diseases that it can lead to, which I refer to – collectively, as “PETiodontal Diseases”, (since they begin with periodontal disease), by just “SWEEPING their GUMLINES”, regularly! You see, unlike you and me, it’s very uncommon for dogs and cats to get cavities, so the existing pet toothbrushes are often considered LARGER than necessary, for pet oral care, and present difficulty in predictably fitting all around the gumline, and, thereby targeting the primary zone that counts. And, unlike yours and mine, pets’ teeth vary dramatically in height – much like a city skyline, but the gumline is uniform and can provide a convenient “track” to guide your efforts – much like the street or sidewalk, at the base of that skyline. Finally, unlike you and me, only the gumline on the outer (lip and cheek) sides of the teeth needs to be brushed – the tongue’s activity cleanses the tongue sides of the teeth, effectively. That’s what makes brushing easier and quicker for owners (i.e. before you both get frustrated) and more effective and tolerable for your pet(s). And to take it further, numerous Veterinarians complained about the fact that no toothbrush exists for dogs’ upper molars, which curve inward – towards the palate, and despite that being among the areas where the highest incidence of periodontal (gum) disease occurs! That’s why we built the compound bends into one end of our brush heads.
So, together, let’s get “SWEEP the GUMLINE” to start sweeping the NATION!! And let’s have a Nation of 160 million HEALTHIER PETS!!
But please be aware that this doesn’t replace professional Veterinary dental cleanings, but rather, supports and supplements them, for a collaborative effort between Veterinarian and owner – just like your own daily toothbrushing is not a replacement for your dental cleanings and check-ups!
What We Need & What You Get
We have working single-ended prototypes that have been tested by numerous pet owners, and they LOVE them!! And we also have a 3-D printed double-ended prototype, and are ready to begin having injection moulds fabricated! Our moulding fees are $12,000. Then, our manufacturing cost will be $6,000.
Your rewards are discounted pre-orders for The GUMLINERS. Like human toothbrushes, pet toothbrushes should not be shared between pets, (no matter what they lick or eat, anyway!). And, by ordering multiple GUMLINERS, you can save on shipping and handling!
If we do not reach our goal, we will continue our mission to get “SWEEP the GUMLINE” to Sweep the Nation – with further fundraising efforts, until all backers’ orders are fulfilled.
We have three separate crowdfunding campaigns going, for the three different sizes of GUMLINERS – Lil, Mid, and Large, since pets come in so many different breeds and sizes, so please make sure you select the right one.
For Medium-sized Dogs: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-mid-guml…
For Large Dogs: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-large-gu…
Other Ways You Can Help
PLEASE get the word of this campaign out to your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, co-workers, and acquaintances, to ensure its success, and the soonest fulfillment of your pre-order. And PLEASE maximize your use of Social Media – including in using the Indiegogo Share Tools, in getting the word out, EVEN IF YOU CANNOT EITHER CONTRIBUTE or PRE-ORDER!
Here is a demonstration of The GUMLINER prototype on models of dogs’ and cats’ teeth:
See The GUMLINER being used, here: