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PCQ Pet Product Information for Veterinarians

PCQ Pet™ is veterinarian studied, and veterinarian approved.

Developed by nutrition scientists in collaboration with university researchers and veterinarians, PCQ Pet directly impacts the major inflammatory pathways associated with some of the most frequent age-related health conditions in dogs.

PCQ Pet is well established to provide nutrititonal support to address joint and muscle, skin and gastrointestinal conditions related to uncontrolled inflammation.

PCQ Efficacy

In clinical research at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, PCQ Pet was shown to reduce joint inflammation and increase mobility in older companion dogs. This important research also found dogs who consumed PCQ Pet experienced significant improvements in pain severity, pain interference, and quality of life during middle and older ages. 

In the clinical study, older dogs taking PCQ Pet™ experienced the following:

  1. 58% reduction in pain interference

  2. 57% improvement in quality of life

  3. 32% reduction in pain severity

Numerous canine and human clinical studies have been published on the individual ingredients in PCQ Pet. Please visit our Scientific References page for a partial list of studies on the ingredients in PCQ Pet. 

PCQ Pet Product Facts


PCQ Dosage and Administration

PCQ Pet is most effective when taken once daily by mouth, with food, for at least 1-2 weeks.

PCQ Pet is an easy-to-administer powder. Simply mix the amount listed on the label dosage chart with your dog's favorite food. 

Please review the product label for complete product and dosage information. 

PCQ Safety

PCQ Pet also offers a superior safety and tolerability profile compared to pharmaceutical alternatives.

All three ingredients in PCQ (Palmitoylethanolamide, Curcumin from Turmeric root, and Quercetin) are bioactive compounds found in our food supply, subject to more than 5,000 biomedical studies combined.

PCQ Mechanism of Action

PCQ Pet contains a combination of three ingredients combined in a particular ratio, which exhibits strong synergistic activity on key cytokines.

In original, patent-pending research conducted at Texas A&M, mRNA expression of II-1b, Cox-2, TNF-α was lowered in activated macrophages treated with increasing concentrations of PEA, curcuminoids extract from turmeric, and quercetin (as PCQ Pet). This combination effect was exponentially greater than the same concentration of any of the individual compounds. 

Please visit our Science page for more information. 

Veterinarian Accounts

PCQ Pet has been successfully adopted and integrated into advanced and integrative veterinarian practices. 

Contact us to open a veterinarian account, including special veterinarian pricing, samples and technical support from our medical team.


Additional Information


Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), also called palmitoylethanolamine or N-2 hydroxyethyl palmitamide), belongs to the family of N-acylethanolamines (NAEs), naturally occuring, biologically active lipids that act on cannabinoid receptor (CR2) and interact with inflammatory cells in the nervous system.

The history of PEA as a natural food ingredient with medicinal properties was first identified in 1943 as part of an epidemiological study focused on childhood rheumatic fever,  which was noted to occur more frequently in those children who ate fewer eggs. Subsequently investigators noted that the occurrence of rheumatic fever was reduced in children fed egg yolk powder. Subsequently PEA was first identified in the 1950s as being an active anti-inflammatory agent in chicken egg yolk.


All mammals create Palmitoylethanolamide or PEA when they metabolize dietary fats. This normal production of PEA helps regulate your pet’s natural inflammatory and pain response. When consumed as a supplement, extensive studies and clinical trials have indicated that PEA relieves inflammation and pain in a number of mammal species, including humans, canines and rodents. 

Although PEA is self-generating, and all mammals naturally produce it to help address their inflammation and pain, your pet may need more PEA than their body is capable of producing to help manage discomfort.


PEA has no known side effects. As a compound that is naturally created in all mammals, PEA has a remarkable safety profile. PEA has been studied for more than 30 years in Europe, where it is sold as a food supplement for humans. Thousands of animal and pet subjects, as well as humans, have consumed PEA in peer-reviewed, published, and controlled research studies. These studies have found PEA to be remarkably well-tolerated and safe.


PEA is produced by an enzyme called fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) during fat metabolism. PEA signals cellular regulators to support a healthy inflammatory and pain response throughout the body, like in the hips, joints and skin of our four-legged companions. In this way, PEA is central to regulating a body’s inflammation and pain.