Phycox Distributors

Many questions you may have about Phycox® Soft Chews, Phycox® Small Bites Soft Chews, Phycox® Granules for Dogs and Phycox®-EQ Granules can be found in the respective product brochures for each product as well as the Phycox® patent that can be found on this site. The following are some FAQs that are not addressed in the print literature.

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  • I've heard that there is counterfeit Phycox being sold online. Is this true?

    Here at PSPC, we sell our Phycox products to veterinarians only, for the dispensing of Phycox to patients they have a veterinarian/client/patient relationship with. This ensures that each patient receives the proper instructions and counseling for appropriate usage of our product. When purchasing from your veterinarian, you can rest assured that your Phycox comes from a trusted source and is the same great quality product that we intended for you to have. Last year, the FDA issued a warning to consumers buying discounted pet drugs online after it found companies selling unapproved, counterfeit or expired drugs. When you purchase your Phycox from your veterinarian, it comes with our 100% palatability guarantee, and we will stand behind the quality and authenticity of the product. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer that guarantee if our product was not purchased through your most trusted source- your veterinarian.

    We have received many complaints from consumers that have purchased the product from internet retailers and found out that their product is counterfeit. These counterfeit products are often very hard to detect. Below is an example of a counterfeit tub of Phycox next to a real tub of Phycox. When tested, some products have been found to be placebos, and others have been found to be placebos with high levels of potentially harmful bacterial contamination.

    In this picture, the tub on the left was purchased online. It is counterfeit. The tub on the right is genuine Phycox.

     

  • I've heard that your product contains blue green algae. I thought this was toxic?

    We assure you that our Phycox products are safe.  Please note:

     

    • The active ingredient phycocyanin is an extract of blue-green algae.
    • Phycox products contain no blue-green algae whatsoever.
    • Phycocyanin is thoroughly tested for and free of heavy metals and microcystin.
    • The phycocyanin in Phycox products is from reliable suppliers in the USA. Phycox products are compunded using quality, human food grade or pharmaceutical grade ingredients.

    We are committed to providing the most effective and safe supplements to pets.

  • What is Phycox ONE and Phycox ONE MAX?

    To continually improve the quality of life of pets suffering from joint discomfort, we have an improved formula!

    Phycox ONE

    Phycox ONE HA

    Phycox ONE MAX

    Phycox ONE HA MAX

     

    What's new?

    We have increased the following ingredients in our new formula:

    • Glucosamine
    • MSM
    • Flaxseed Oil
    • Creatine monohydrate
    • Antioxidant blend

    What has stayed the same?

    • Phycocyanin- Recent ongoing studies show that the Phycox blend has a 22% better COX-2 inhibition response over carprofen- without the same side effects of traditional NSAIDs!
    • Palatability is still 100% guaranteed when purchased from a veterinarian
    • Phycox small bites, MAX small bites, canine granules, Phycox EQ and Phycox MAX EQ have not changed

     

  • My dog is allergic to shellfish, is there any shellfish in the glucosamine?

    The Glucosamine HCl is synthetically produced to Pharmaceutical Grade - 99%+ purity. The starting source in the synthetic process is chitin, which is derived from shellfish, but because it is Pharmaceutical Grade, no shellfish is present.

  • My dog has food allergies. What is in the marine lipid concentrates?

    The marine lipid concentrates come from cold northern Atlantic waters, where fish are high in omega 3 fatty acids. The source of these concentrates is: menhaden, cod, and halibut.

  • My dog got into the tub and ate more Phycox than he should have. Should I be concerned?

    When we did the clinical trials for the Phycox patent, it was tested at 16x the recommended dosage for 120 days with no adverse events. For most dogs, this is more chews than they would ever overeat. However, there have been some instances of pets eating the contents of an entire tub of soft chews. There have been no toxicities associates with this; we've seen some mild diarrhea and vomiting in a few cases, as you might expect with any type of overeating incident. We always recommend consulting your veterinarian in these instances, as they are the most aware of the individual health issues that your pet has.

  • I can't find the answer to my question on your web site. How do I contact you?

    We always want to make sure that our consumers and veterinarians have their questions answered. Please feel free to use our web site contact form at:

    http://www.phycox.com/english/contact.html

     

    or to call us at (877) 749-2692 between the hours of 7:30am and 4:00pm Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. Your email inquiries will be answered within 24 hours. If you do not hear back from us, please check your spam folder.

     

     

  • There are some white crystals on my Phycox. Is this mold or something bad?

    No,this is a normal batch variation with the Phycox soft chews. Phycox soft chews are made from all natural ingredients, and it is normal to have variations in color and texture from batch to batch. The crystals you are seeing are from the MSM. This doesn't cause any issues with the palatability of efficacy of the product, and it will not harm your pet in any way. 

  • My dog has issues with the liver in regards to copper. Is there copper in Phycox products?

    There is no added copper in any Phycox product. 13 ppm of copper is an extremely low level of copper, which is clinically insignificant to any animal at the dose of Phycox given on a per day basis. Since there are natural ingredients in all Phycox products, a trace of copper can exist in the ppm range. For clinical issues relating to copper toxicity, the amounts of copper need to be in the high "mg" or even "gram" ranges. These "mg" or "gram" ranges would translate as follows: 1.0 gram = 1000 mg = 1,000,000 ppm Thus, 13 ppm of copper in Phycox is clinically insignificant. As with any medical condition, we recommend that you use Phycox under the direction of your veterinarian, who has the most up to date information about your pet's medical health. We also remind you to purchase your pet's medications from your most trusted source- your veterinarian. There are many cases of counterfeit Phycox being sold on the internet, and we cannot be sure what is in those products.
  • I've heard that there is a generic or cheaper product that's just like Phycox®. Is that true?

    No. Phycox® is a patented concentrated source of Phycocyanin. Phycox® is a naturally derived extract of wild blue-green algae grown in the United States. Blue-green algae are a rich source of phytonutrients including Phycocyanin, a biliprotein that has scientifically demonstrated health benefits. The Phycox® patented process produces a highly concentrated source of Phycocyanin, offering strong joint support and relief of discomfort in two ways: Proven Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) Inhibition: Numerous studies demonstrate the high concentrations of Phycocyanin found in Phycox® specifically inhibit the COX-2 enzyme, blocking the synthesis of inflammatory eicosanoids, the natural mediators of inflammation in the body. Dynamic Antioxidant: Phycocyanin has powerful free radical scavenging properties. It can help enhance the body's defense against the degradative effects of free radicals that cause cellular damage and play a role in a host of degenerative conditions in dogs.

  • My pet is on a diet. How many calories are in Phycox?

    Soft chews= 30 calories per chew, small bites= 10 calories per chew, granules (canine or equine)= 16 calories/4grams
  • Is it ok to purchase my Phycox from an online retailer or a feed store?

    Here at PSPC, we sell our Phycox products to veterinarians only, for the dispensing of Phycox to patients they have a veterinarian/client/patient relationship with. This ensures that each patient receives the proper instructions and counseling for appropriate usage of our product. When purchasing from your veterinarian, you can rest assured that your Phycox comes from a trusted source and is the same great quality product that we intended for you to have. Last year, the FDA issued a warning to consumers buying discounted pet drugs online after it found companies selling unapproved, counterfeit or expired drugs. When you purchase your Phycox from your veterinarian, it comes with our 100% satisfaction/palatability guarantee. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer that guarantee if our product was not purchased through your most trusted source- your veterinarian.

    We have received many complaints from consumers that have purchased the product from internet retailers and found out that their product is counterfeit. These counterfeit products are often very hard to detect. Below is an example of a counterfeit tub of Phycox next to a real tub of Phycox. When tested, some products have been found to be placebos, and others have been found to be placebos with high levels of potentially harmful bacterial contamination.

    Can you tell which one is counterfeit?

    The one on the left.

     

  • My pet is allergic to soybeans. Can I still use the Phycox HA product, because it contains vegetable protein?

    Phycox does use soybeans for the hydrolyzed vegetable protein. However, the process of hydrolysis breaks down the soy into particles so small that according to research, the protein is no longer recognized by the immune system as an allergen.
  • Our golden retriever is currently taking Temaril-P, is it ok to give Phycox with Temaril-P?

    There are no drug interactions if you give Phycox with Temaril-P.
  • What is the sodium content in Phycox

    There is no sodium in phycox.
  • Is Pharma Chemie Inc. and PSPC Inc. the same company?

    Pharma Chemie Inc and PSPC Inc. are both 100% owned by Mark J. Pieloch, the inventor of Phycox. PSPC Inc is a new corporation incorporated in 2012, focused on Phycox products only.
  • Where are Phycox products made?

    All Phycox products are made in the U.S.A.
  • How much fat is in one Phycox® Soft Chew ?

    There is 0.75 grams (750mg) of fat per regular size soft chew.

  • Can Phycox® be used during pregnancy in dogs or horses?

    As with most human medications, there is not a history of use of Phycox® in pregnant horses or pregnant dogs. There is nothing within the product that is contra-indicated in pregnancy, so this decision to use the product in a pregnant animal has to be the veterinarian's decision.

  • We normally prescribe a glucosamine/chondroitin/ MSM supplement for dogs with joint disease. Phycox® Soft Chews contains glucosamine & MSM, but does not list chondroitin. Is it in there in some other form? If not, what takes its place?

    Phycox® does not have or need Chondroitin. The active Phycocyanin in Phycox® is much more potent than any other active in any commercial joint health product sold in the USA. Thus, Phycox® is all you need.

  • Can I give my horse the Canine Soft Chews as a treat?

    Yes, but the palatability of the dog product to horses will not be that good.
  • How many Soft Chews are equal to a scoop of Phycox®-EQ Granules?

    One 32 gram scoop of EQ Granules is equal to eight regular Soft Chews.

  • Can my dog take Phycox®-EQ Granules?

    Yes, it is identical in composition to the natural liver flavor dog product just a different flavor, a natural sweet apple and molasses flavor. In fact, about 90% of dogs will readily consume free choice the horse granules.

  • How does the Soft Chews composition compare to that of the Canine Granules?

    One Soft Chew is equal to one 4 gram scoop of the Canine Granules.
  • The lid was left off my jar of Phycox®; will exposure to high or low humidity dry it out and ruin it?

    No: if the container was left open for up to a week, there will be no problems with stability of the actives. However, the product may absorb some moisture in high humidity environments which will make the granules clump and the soft chews stickier.

  • What if my Phycox® has gotten hot from being in the barn or freezing in the cold? Are the active ingredients still potent?

    Yes. There will be no impact on stability or potency although we recommend on the label for all Phycox® products to be stored at room temperature. Frozen Soft Chews will be quite hard!

  • Will Phycox®-EQ be detected in the blood or urine of performance horses?

    No.

  • What if my dog or horse won't eat it?

    98+% of all dogs and horses will readily consume Phycox®. If your animal fails to eat the product free choice, try mixing it with their feed/food. If that fails, return it to your veterinarian, since we guarantee Phycox® to be palatable.

  • What if my dog or horse is on another joint supplement and I want to switch to Phycox®? Do I have to start with the Initial Administration dosing?

    It is ok to switch and it would be best to start off Phycox® under the initial higher dosing schedule. Remember that no other joint supplement has the patented Phycox® phycocyanin ingredient.

  • What if I miss a day or two giving Phycox®? Do I have to start over with the double dosing?

    You could double dose for each day you missed dosing. Thus, if you missed 3 days of dosing, then double dose for the next three days.

  • Do any Phycox® products contain beef, chicken or wheat?

    No. The liver flavor in the canine products is from pork liver.

  • Can I give Phycox® Soft Chews or Granules to a cat?

    No. Studies have not been completed yet in cats, so we cannot recommend giving it to cats.

  • Can I give Phycox® to a diabetic dog?

    Yes. But a veterinarian should make that decision. There is very little sugar, as sucrose, in a regular size Soft Chew or scoop of Canine Granules. There is 750 mg of sucrose per Phycox® Soft Chew, 270 mg per Small Bites Soft Chew or 400 mg of sucrose per 4 gram scoop of Canine Granules.

  • Can I give Phycox® to a dog that is also receiving NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)?

    Yes. There are no known contra-indications between Phycox® and any NSAIDS.

  • Is Phycox® the same thing as Phycox®-JS®, or a copy?

    Phycox® is the original product from the patent holder ® Pharma Chemie, Inc.. Pharma Chemie Inc. licensed Phycox® to Teva Animal Health, who sold it under the Phycox®-JS® label for Pharma Chemie. Teva Animal Health is no longer selling Phycox®-JS®.