8:03 10 June 2010

What is MSM?

MSM is a popular arthritis supplement used for both humans and animals.  But what is it and what does it do for us and our 4-legged furry friends?

MSM stands for Methylsulfonylmethane and it contains sulfur in the form a body can readily use.  Sulfur is necessary for the production of collagen, glucosamine, and chondroitin which are the building blocks of cartilage.  Sulfur is also necessary in the formation of glutathione which is one of the body’s best known natural antioxidants – which can help prevent illness. 

I have personally used it on aging horses with great success, and my arthritic parents swear by it’s effectiveness in treating pain and stiffness.  Make sure you consult with your Vet to get the best brand of MSM and the proper dosage for the kind, breed and weight of your pet.  It is also sold in a combination with Glucosamine and Chondroitin to support joint health.  Before starting any arthritis supplement for your furry family member, make sure their diet includes a high quality food that is high in protein and low in grains and starchy carbohydrates.  One of the best things you can do for your aging pet is to keep him/her lean.  This includes regular exercise,  preferrably on a daily basis.  Make your daily outings more fun by with a personalized, humorous Dog Bandana.

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