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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 these. 

Case 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.

Kerrie, 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.

Tom, a 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.

Edward, 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 side effect.

Patch, 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.

Canine Fountain of Youth

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 be. 

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.

  

  

 

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