As a large number of pets are now living longer due to advances in veterinary medicine and better overall caretaker knowledge and attention, arthritis can be a major issue that develops in geriatric canines. Whether it is in the form of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or arthritis associated with Lyme disease or after injury, joint discomfort due to arthritis is increasingly more commonly diagnosed as the lifespan of dogs increases. In addition to drug therapy, joint supplements are a popular treatment option. There are many, many canine joint supplements available on the veterinary market today, all including the clinically proven joint health ingredients glucosamine and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). So what makes Phycox products different, and why should a veterinarian choose to prescribe our products rather than these other joint supplements for their patients?
In addition to glucosamine and MSM, all Phycox products contain our patented* ingredient Phycox, a natural source of phycocyanin. Phycocyanin is an extract from blue-green algae and is a revolutionary new product that assists in both obtaining and maintaining good joint health. So what does the ingredient Phycox contain that makes it so effective and beneficial for joint discomfort? Uniquely, Phycox is both an anti-oxidant and also a potent inhibitor of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), making it a powerful anti-inflammatory. Phycox therefore dramatically reduces inflammation, a major cause of joint discomfort.
Unlike non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Phycox is a completely selective COX-2 inhibitor and therefore causes none of the side effects commonly associated with NSAID administration. These side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gastrointestinal ulceration, kidney and liver damage and reduced blood clotting, and can be potentially fatal.
|Active ingredients per soft chew||Regular Chew||Soft Bite|
|Glucosamine HCl||450 mg||158 mg|
|Methylsulfonylmethane||400 mg||140 mg|
|Creatine Monohydrate||250 mg||88 mg|
|Alpha Linolenic Acid||200 mg||70 mg|
|Proprietary blend of Citrus Bioflavonoids, Calcium Phosphate, Manganese Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid, Zinc Sulfate, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Grape Seed Extract||132 mg||47 mg|
|Other ingredients||Regular Chew||Soft Bite|
|Turmeric||50 mg||18 mg|
|Phycox||30 mg||11 mg|
|Eicosopentanoic Acid||9 mg||3 mg|
|Docosohexanoic Acid||6 mg||2 mg|
|Boron||100 mcg||35 mcg|
|Selenium||10 mcg||4 mcg|
|Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate||25 IU||9 IU|
|Corn Starch, Emulsifier, Glycerine, Magnesium Stearate, Marine Lipid Concentrates, Molasses Flavor, Natural Liver Flavor, Propylene Glycol, Sucrose, Vegetable Oil|
|Animal Size||Initial Administration (4 - 6 week period)||Maintenance Administration*|
|Under 30 lbs.||1/2 to 1 chew daily||1/2 chew every other day|
|31 to 60 lbs.||1 to 2 chews daily||1/2 chew every day|
|61 to 120 lbs.||2 to 3 chews daily||1 chew daily|
|Over 120 lbs.||4 to 5 chews daily||2 chews daily|
* May be doubled for moderate/severe cases
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a veterinarian immediately.
Phycox Small Bites
The original formula is recommended for active dogs and dogs of all ages who require a moderate level of joint support