DGP (Dog-Gone-Pain) is a natural supplement
that addresses many of the health needs of older dogs,
and dogs with breed specific or injury related mobility
problems. Leading Australian veterinarians and herbalists
created a proprietary blend of natural compounds used
in traditional medicine to support nervous system, gastrointestinal,
skeletal and immune health. Veterinarians and consumers
say it works much faster and more completely than other
natural products including glucosamine and chondroiton.
Most animals show dramatic improvement in mobility and
demeanor in one week or less.
1. How is DGP different from glucosamine and
DGP works much faster than glucosamine & chondroitin
with regard to pain relief and improvement in mobility.
Most people report noticeable results with DGP in just
one week; glucosamine & chondroitin products can
take up to 3 to 6 months.
DGP is a more complete formula – in fact DGP revitalizes
dogs. Not only does it help with a pet’s mobility
problems it also has ingredients that support the nervous
system, gastrointestinal, skeletal and immune health.
Glucosamine and chondroitin products do not!
2. Why is DGP more expensive than other joint
Glucosamine and chondroitin is no longer a “specialized”
product and with the raw materials readily available
it has become very cheap.
However , each of the ingredients in the DGPis specialized.
Each DGP ingredient is human grade and is farmed specifically
for DGP with an explicit purpose (i.e. anti-inflammatory,
pain relief, gastrointestinal health, etc). And, DGP
is produced in a TGA approved pharmaceutical grade manufacturing
facility. (TGA – Theraputic Goods Association
– is the Australian counterpart to the FDA.)
Most of all – DGP works and it works FAST!
3. What is the DGP dosage?
Recommended daily dosage is one tablet for every 30
lbs of body weight. The chewable tablets should be spread
out during the day (AM and PM). For pets 15 lbs and
under the dosage is ½ a tablet a day.
4. How quickly will I see results with the DGP?
DGP is very fast acting . Most people report they see
significant results in one to two weeks. This is much
quicker than other nutritional supplements.
5. Do I need to keep my pet on the DGP indefinitely?
If your pet has a chronic mobility problem then the
DGP should and can be used long-term. DGP is very safe
and has been administered in long-term use with no adverse
6. If I stop giving the DGP, how quickly do
the effects wear off?
Typically, the symptoms return within 5 to 7 days once
the DGP is discontinued.
7. How does DGP differ from the NSAIDs?
DGP is all natural and extremely safe with no reported
averse side effects, either in clinical testing or in
real world use in the thousands of dogs that take the
On the other hand, NSAIDs (ie. Rimadyl, Metacam, Deramaxx,
etc) can have significant side effects ranging from
gastrointestinal problems, vomiting, and diarrhea to
kidney and/or liver damage.
8. Can I give DGP and NSAIDs at the same time?
We do not recommend giving your pet both. However, the
NSAID should not be stopped abruptly especially if the
dog has been taking it on a regular basis. We suggest
the dog be weaned off the NSAID while properly dosing
with the DGP. The “weaning” process involves
reducing the dosage of the NSAID by ¼ every other
day (while dosing with the DGP) and the pet should be
completely off the NSAID in a week or less.
9. Can cats take DGP?
DGP is also appropriate for cats. The suggested dosage
is the same.
10. What is the "proprietary blend of native
Legally the actual herbs in the “blend”
cannot be divulged (since it is proprietary) but be
assured they are well researched and often used herbs
that add to the overall health benefits of DGP. The
“blend” works to help aid digestion, ease
joint stiffness, stimulate the immune system and contain
anitmicrobial and antifungal properties.
11. My pet is allergic to wheat, is wheatgrass
Wheatgrass is not a problem for pets with allergies
to wheat. Wheatgrass is harvested before the wheat allergen
Important notice: If your dog is already
on medication, discuss DGP with your vet before using.
The enzymes it contains have the potential for altering
the rate of absorption of medications, such as antibiotics,
anticoagulants, and NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory
Drugs). Also, several of the ingredients have anti-inflammatory
properties that could possibly enhance the blood thinning
properties of anticoagulant drugs.