MSM or Methyl-sulfonyl-methane is a naturally occuring sulfur containing compound found in a variety of food sources such as kelp, eggs, cheese and meat. Sulfur is an important nutrient, needed in the diet on a frequent, regular basis because it regulates the mechanisms with in cells that are responsible for allowing nutrients to enter and toxins to exit through the cell walls. MSM is stored primarily in joints, hair, skin and nails. MSM has been said to have anti-inflammatory and pain reducing properties and that it has the ability to strengthen connective tissue.
Using MSM for a dog as a dietary supplement has definate advantages. As carnivores, a dog’s natural diet consisted mostly of meat, an excellent source of sulfur. Commercial dog foods contain mostly carbohydrates, a food source that does not contain adequate amounts of sulfur to maintain good joint, skin, or cardiovascular health in dogs. Supplementing a dogs diet with MSM containing supplements such as Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM is an easy and effective way to protect and maintain your pets good health or help treat chronic joint conditions.
Always discuss adding supplements to your pets diet with your vet for proper dosing instructions.