Why I Give My Dog the EverPup Dog Supplement – Dr. Demian Dressler

My Dog Bjorn - He Uses The EverPup Dog SupplementThis is my dog, Bjorn. He looks like a puppy to most people, so I don’t usually tell them that he is going on 13. He’ll always be a puppy to me, of course. Some people are dog lovers and some are Dog Lovers. I’m definitely a Dog Lover — and I always have been.

Bjorn is a case in point. I’ve had many dogs in my life, but Bjorn is what my friends call a “veterinarian’s special.” He started out life with a host of problems, mostly associated with his joints. I ended up adopting him because no one would do a special surgery for him but me. I fell in love, and have been happy to be his dad … despite the fact that he has also needed surgeries for bad joints, allergies, and intestinal issues. Then on top of all of this, his malformed joints created severe arthritis in all four limbs.

Pretty bad, right? Good thing I own my own veterinary hospital.

I call Bjorn my loved boy. Because he is. Even though, in addition to all the physical problems, he has also suffered from mental challenges. He could never figure things out very well, and he was terribly claustrophobic, almost ridiculously so. (I attribute these issues to bad breeding practices, by the way.)

To top it all off, Bjorn doesn’t tolerate most medications. He gets severe intestinal problems that result in episodes you don’t want to hear about and I don’t want to remember. He can’t eat just anything, either — he will vomit and have diarrhea unless he is on his special allergy diet.

And yet, when people meet him these days, they don’t realize just how challenging his life has been. And that smile you see on his face? It’s there most of the time.

If I hadn’t watched him change over the years myself, I wouldn’t be confident in saying this: but Bjorn’s current state of health and happiness is because of the EverPup dog supplement.

Several years ago I started developing the first super-supplement for healthy dogs (what’s now called the EverPup dog supplement). It came about naturally as part of my journey investigating dog cancer and writing about it in what has become a very popular book about dogs with cancer. As I researched, I found things that could really help dogs. Which was great. But still, the question was asked — by my readers and by myself — “But how can I keep a healthy dog healthy?”

This is not an easy question, and I wrestled with it for years. There are so many supplements, and so many ways to combine them. And they can interact with each other. Taking a kitchen sink approach, where you just give everything you can think, is not always the best thing to do. Also, giving all of these supplements separately was time consuming, expensive, and just plain silly.

If your dog is healthy, why would you give him a pill? It doesn’t make sense.

But Bjorn was my inspiration. When I developed Apocaps, I didn’t have a direct experience of what it was like to actually give that nutraceutical to my own dog. Thankfully, Bjorn is cancer-free. So when I heard that people liked it, I felt great, and satisfied. But I didn’t really understand how they felt until I started giving Bjorn EverPup formulas that really made a difference in his energy and vitality. Seeing him thrive — and then the difference when we ran out of a prototype, which happened a few times — was a really emotional experience for me.

I began to understand something about what EverPup could do. By restoring the joy in Bjorn, I was also restoring my own joy. By protecting Bjorn in the best way I could from the invisible enemies found in our modern life, I was protecting our relationship, and our love, too.

Bjorn was the first EverPup, the first to gobble the deep green powder — sometimes by licking it straight out of the jar.

Bjorn wolfs his meals with EverPup — something he’s never done before, because he is pretty finicky with his bad stomach.
He has also become so full of energy I am simply amazed. Remember, this is a dog with joints that by rights should have him crying all day (people with joints like these are in great pain). But even casual acquaintances have noticed that his energy and bounce is positively puppy-like — and I agree.

But the most astonishing change I’ve seen is that he seems to have become smarter. Here’s one story to show you why I think this.

Bjorn has always had terrible claustrophobia. My wife Allison and I have had to escort him through a “narrow” passage between couch and table … which is about  five feet wide. Heaven forbid we put a large box in the middle of a room — it freaks him out and freezes him.

That’s why I was so shocked the other day. I came home to find Bjorn sitting in the middle of my street, about 50 feet away from my house. How did he get out? We leave the doors locked. There’s a cat door, but he would never consider using it. I figured Allison must have left a door wide open. I went to get Bjorn, picked him up bodily (because I didn’t have a leash) and brought him back into the house.

I went through the house checking doors. The sliding glass door was open, but the screen door was locked. How did he get out?

I shrugged it off, and closed the heavy sliding glass door. I left a little space — an inch, no more, for air (it’s warm in Hawaii). I went back to the car and finished unpacking. When I came back in, I called for Bjorn, but he didn’t come. I couldn’t find him. Following my intuition, I headed back outside and down the street. Sure enough, there was Bjorn, sitting again in the middle of the street! This was so unusual that it actually crossed my mind that I was hallucinating.

I picked him up again, and walked back into the house, looking for the place where he had exited. That’s when I really started wondering if I was going crazy.

Claustrophobic, mentally challenged Bjorn had pushed the heavy sliding door open with his snout, and then crouched down to exit the house through the cat door in the screen!

This may not sound like much of an accomplishment, but for my Bjorn, who in the past could not walk too close to a cardboard box without stopping in his tracks in a fit of claustrophobia, this is an amazing transformation. And to angle his body to get through the cat door with his joint disease is astonishing.

I am still watching my beloved doggie improve and maintain his good health — not because of a change in diet, new medications, or anything else. It’s the EverPup dog supplement.

Bjorn was the first EverPup, and he will always be one. May his life be long and happy — and may your dog’s life be long and happy, too.

Enjoy your life with your dog!


Dr. D


  1. Joni Lowther on August 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    My 15 year old sheltie with bladder cancer is on Dr. Dressler’s anti-cancer diet. Dr. Dressler recommended Vetri Science brand as a choice for a complete multi vitamin that he recommends be added to his diet’s recipe. Does Dr. Dressler feel that EverPup could be used as the multivitamin to be used specifically for his anticancer diet and that I could use it to replace the Vetri Science Senior I’m currently using? Does EverPup have Omega 6 and, if so, in what ratio with Omega 3? I can’t seem to find a comprehensive analysis of EverPup’s ingredients. It looks fabulous but is there somewhere I can find exactly what’s in EverPup and in what quantities? I love that EverPup contains apoptogens which Vetri Science Senior that I’m giving now does not. I’d like to try EverPup but I don’t want to double up on vitamins and minerals that I am already giving with my other vitamin supplement. Thank you!

    • EverPup on November 2, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      Hi Joni! Yes, EverPup is a great choice for your dog’s diet. The multi-vitamin and minerals included cover all the bases you need, and it can replace any multivitamin you are currently using. EverPup is rich in omega 3’s from flax seeds, and you can find the label here: https://functionalnutriments.com/products/everpup/

  2. Melissa Brotton on December 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Does EverPup support the kidneys? Duncan’s renal function is lower than it was at our last vet visit, and the vet is recommending some medication beyond the Azodyl I already give him. I have noticed there are foods that tend to reverse kidney failure, such as cherry juice for humans. Any benefit for kidneys from EverPup?

    • EverPup on December 7, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      You bet, Melissa — one of the most important apoptogens included in EverPup, Silymarin, also happens to support the kidneys. And because of the special formulation, you can be sure Duncan’s body will get excellent levels. Here’s a link to the page on Silymarin.

  3. Tiffany on August 15, 2012 at 2:46 am

    I have a 14 year old great dane who has chondrosarcoma in her hip joint. It is hard for her to get around, but I don’t know how much of it is due to the cancer. She has been weak in her back end for a long time. We have our ways of getting around, but I’d like to know if it would be safe to give EverPup to her. I used to give her silica drops and glucosamine. I was afraid that caused her cartilage to grow out of control, but my vet says that could not be the case. However, I am still a little afraid to use anything that could regenerate cartilage or however that works! Do you think it would help her?

    • EverPup on August 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      Woof Woof, Tiffany!

      EverPup is perfectly safe to give your dog. The glucosamine can give joint support, and the other ingredients may help with comfort. If your vet recommends glucosamine, EverPup would be a good source.

  4. Diane Barnhart on July 5, 2012 at 1:44 am

    My 12 year old dog eats Dr. D’s cancer diet. He gets sarcomas. He is on a program from Dr. Bob Goldstein and appears to be doing well. He, like Bjorn, has a multitude of health issues, Would you advise adding EverPup? He does not seem to fit with “keep a healthy dog healthy”. Thank you.

    • EverPup on July 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Diane, thanks for taking such good care of your dog. EverPup loves Dr. Bob Goldstein! As long as none of the ingredients in EverPup are not recommended for your dog’s various issues, it should be safe to take and may help. My buddy Bjorn saw an improvement, for sure. This sort of all-around support can have a synergistic effect. When the whole body is supported, it’s always a good thing. Checking with your vet is always a good idea, too, of course.

  5. Ginger Balazs on June 6, 2012 at 7:06 am

    I have 2 dogs, aged 1 1/2 yrs and 11 1/2 months – can I give them Ever Pup or is it only for dogs 4 yrs and older?

    • EverPup on June 28, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Hello Ginger! Yes, EverPup is perfectly safe and effective for younger dogs! Enjoy!

  6. Grace Pruett on June 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    My 70 lb 7 year old Aussie mix is on her last cycle of CHOP for lymphoma inspite of feeding her Orijen mixed with chicken or beef. I give her K9 Immunity plus with Transfer Factor every 8 hours. I don’t always succeed with Apocaps because she’ll only take it wrapped in cheese. 3 caps every 8 hours is a lot of cheese. Then I have to cut back when she gets diarrhea from chemo. Can I use Everpup instead of Apocaps? I purchased your Dog Cancer book and have found it to be a huge help during this difficult journey.Thank you.

    • EverPup on June 28, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Hello, Grace!

      Thank you for the compliments for Dr. D’s book. He worked really hard on it! Apocaps and EverPup are very different supplements. They have some of the same ingredients, but in different amounts and formulations. If your dog has been on Apocaps and you like the results, Dr. D suggests continuing Apocaps. If you would like to add EverPup, that may be helpful because it has so many good ingredients and is easy to give. Hope that helps!

  7. Tracy on May 29, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    OK, so I think you’re convincing me to try it on my 12+ year old Tripawd! She has slowed down some since last fall, can’t handle much for walks anymore. She has fears in my house – can’t be sure if it’s her eyesight changing or when she gets tired, her balance is off a bit or both?
    Would this help her?

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