A product called DGP (Dog-Gone Pain) has been getting
remarkable results. Dr. C.D. (Kim) McKellar of Melbourne, Australia, a
veterinarian who consults for a large multi-center practice and has pioneered several surgical, diagnostic, and treatment
techniques, has been conducting trials on the product for the past two years. Dr.
McKellar is considered one of the top vets in Australia, particularly for
thoroughbred and performance animals.
Unlike cats, dogs seem to be particularly prone to
joint problems. Hip dysplasia, arthritis, inflammation, and spondylosis are some of
the more common canine joint problems. Drugs
are short term fixes, because long term use leads to side effects and most
natural products don't work fast or completely enough. DGP contains a variety of herbs, native Australian
plant extracts, and an organically processed form of shark cartilage. In
addition to anti-inflammatory components, it contains enzymes and raw materials
necessary for the repair and growth of cartilage and connective tissue.
Racing and other working
dogs often develop joint problems earlier in life than dogs kept simply as pets,
and any improvement in their condition is easy to demonstrate. In the DGP tests
in Australia, racing greyhounds were able to race and function
longer than normal. They experienced far fewer fractures than usual, and any
fractures that occurred healed more rapidly. Older, retired racing dogs were often able to return to
the track, or at least carry on a normal life after racing. "Cow dogs"
previously deemed crippled were able to resume their work activities without any
obvious signs of pain, inflammation, or joint discomfort. The same held true for
specialty dogs such as those trained for police and military duties. A
great deal of money is spent
selecting and training these animals, which makes DGP invaluable in instances like
Study Examples from Australia
Dr. McKellar will soon be publishing his notes on
several case studies in a veterinary
journal in the near future but here are several case studies listed on his web site
which you can jump to from the Links
page under DGP.
a 7-year-old crossbreed, tall, lean, active type of dog which would naturally
spend a large part of the day hunting, particularly kangaroos. Developed an
uneven gait behind and stopped its hunting and became inactive. On examination,
there was pain on manipulation, flexion, extension, and abduction of the hip
joint; radiographs show a shallow acetabulum and signs of osteoarthritis typical
of hip dysplasia and a progressive chronic arthritis.
After 5 days of DGP, the dog’s gait was
balanced and no lameness visible at the trot. It resumed its hunting activity;
manipulation tests of the hip joint (showed it) was pain free. The dog has now
been on DGP for three months without adverse side effects.
13-year-old overweight Labrador who had spondylosis (bridging) of the spinal
vertebra lumbar 5 through lumbar 7, and chronic arthritis in both elbows. He has
trouble getting onto his feet due to back pain and is reclusive in nature and
spends his time under a tree watching the traffic go past and basically
contributes nothing to the family. There is pain on extension of the elbow
joints, and he will become aggressive when the joints are manipulated.
On DGP he rejoined the family and physically
greets all arrivals to the property, bounces and wags his welcome. Capable of
walking and keen and willing to join a walk, in fact he has become a young dog
again. He has been on the product for 18 months without side effects. He
relapses after 48 hours if no treatment and literally becomes a wreck.
a 6-year-old Labrador with OCD (osteochondritis dessicans) and resultant
arthritis in both elbows and arthritis in the right fore carpus. Following
excessive exercise he is quite painful in the elbows and carpus and obviously
lame and it takes him 48 hours to recover. During this period he refuses
exercise as the pain is too severe.
On DGP he is active, happy, and thrives on
exercise. He has no pain on the elbow and carpal manipulations and, in fact,
appears a normal happy dog. Edward has been on DGP for 18 months and shows no
a small terrier cross, 8 years old, with spondylosis (of the spine) and
bilateral stifle (the true knee) arthritis. Moves with chronic pain and very
selective in what movements it makes. Unable to run or climb into his basket,
which is 6 inches high. Rejects any exercise and can be aggressive if
accidentally knocked or handled roughly…obviously this magnifies the pain
level. The dog has opted out of the family life.
On DGP, Patch can now climb into the basket
unaided and is playing ball games with the children. He has reverted to the
young dog game of chasing the chickens out of the yard, which he hasn’t done
for the past 3 years. The owner indicated that when the DGP was withdrawn the
dog reversed back to his pre-treatment state and she seriously considered
euthanasia after a child was bitten. The dog is
back on treatment now and back in a happy state.
DGP appears to work rather
quickly, usually within one to two weeks. The changes can be dramatic.
Not only do the dogs become more active, but a common observation is that
they appear happier and more like puppies. It seems to have an anti-aging
effect because their whole disposition seems to change.
DGP helps rebuild cartilage in joints but because the process takes
time, it needs to be
taken on a continuous basis. Tests have shown that if DGP is stopped, the pain,
inflammation, and other arthritic symptoms begin to return rather quickly,
usually anywhere from within a week to ten days. The longer
and more regularly a dog is given DGP, the longer the residual effect seems to
DGP also appears to be
effective in the treatment of acute injuries. Dr. McKellar is now using DGP as an
adjunctive treatment in dogs with severe trauma and acute
injuries and has had an increasing degree of success. Max was a 12-month-old bull mastiff cross
brought to Dr. McKellar after suffering severe trauma to the right stifle. He
was unable to stand. When examined he growled and snapped at both his owner
and the veterinarian. Under anesthesia, Max was found to have a ruptured
anterior cruciate ligament and, as a result, was experiencing stifle joint
instability. Surgical repair was not attempted due to financial considerations.
Max was given DGP, and within four days he was using the leg and playing. On a
subsequent visit to the vet, Max allowed complete examination of the joint
without complaint. Dr. McKellar remarked that "dogs with this problem are
usually on three legs for at least three to four months before placing any
weight on the injured leg. The effect of DGP on dogs with severe acute joint
inflammation really surprised me."
It's not surprising that millions of dogs
could be helped with DGP. It's natural, safe, effective, and affordable. Many of
the dogs given DGP for the case studies were to the point that their
owners were considering euthanasia. A young puppy
in New Zealand had lost the ability to stand. It was
diagnosed as having hip dysplasia. Within a week of taking DGP, it was up
and running around without any evidence of pain. Nothing works 100% of the
time but, amazingly for dogs, DGP has been effective in
at least 90 to 95% of the cases. (Limited data suggest that DGP is also beneficial in the
joint problems of pot-bellied pigs.)
If you are a veterinarian, you would be doing dog
owners a huge favor by spreading the word about DGP. If you're a dog owner, you
can get the product here in the U.S. Just go to the Product
Guide on this site or jump to the DGP web site from the Links page under
Story Links. Each bottle contains 60 tablets, which is a
two-month supply for small dogs (those under 30 pounds), and a one month supply
for larger canines. The cost is $39.95 per bottle currently on sale for 31.96
per bottle... a 20% discount.