GoughNuts Maxx Stick The GoughNuts Maxx Stick is huge. It is 2.1 inches in diameter and 11.75 inches long. The Maxx Stick weighs approximately 1 1/2 pounds. It floats, has the red safety indicator and is guaranteed for life. 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: GoughNuts LLC 217 Lois Ave Modesto, CA 95350 Please include a check for $4.85 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 our 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 aggressive 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. 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.