I’ve talked a lot about the benefits of organic sulfur (MSM) for humans in this blog. But wouldn’t it be great if your dog or other pets can also benefit from it too?
Well, guess what?
They can! Organic Sulfur is also safe and beneficial for pets.
In today’s world, it’s not just us humans are under the constant assault coming from environmental and household toxins. Our canine friends and other pets are also under the same constant assault as well.
Over time these toxins can do a lot of harm to our pets. In fact, they can end up suffering a lot of the same health problems that humans encounter, such as arthritis, inflamed joints, back pain, and digestive tracts disorders, just to name a few.
In this article, I will talk about the following:
- What is MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)?
- Why do your pets need MSM?
- What can MSM do for your pets?
- What are the suggested dosages for pets?
What is MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)?
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic sulfur-containing compound that’s naturally derived during the earth’s rain cycle.
It’s found naturally in the human body, living plants, and animal tissues.
It’s also found naturally in many foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cow’s milk, meat, seafood, fruits, and nuts.
The problem with sulfur is that it’s easily destroyed during cooking or the pasteurization process. That means you would have to eat most of these items raw in order to get the maximum amount of sulfur.
Here are a few ways MSM(sulfur) can benefit the body.
Sulfur is one of the basic building blocks used throughout the body to make a variety of biomolecules such as enzymes, collagen, amino acids, hormones, neurotransmitters, and much more.
It’s also essential to the health of the skin, connective tissue, and for the promotion of cell regeneration, cell detoxification, and maintenance of cell membrane flexibility.
Although sulfur is present in all cells of the body, with the highest concentrations found in joints, hair, skin, and nails. The concentration of sulfur in the body actually begins to decrease with age.
As a result, your pet may develop dull fur, skin problems, joint pain, brittle nails, poor gastrointestinal system, and generally weak immune system.
Why do your pets need MSM?
I mentioned earlier that sulfur also occurs naturally in food. However, the therapeutic benefits occur at levels much greater than what’s found in a regular diet.
So if your dog or other pet consumes mostly commercial pet foods, then your pet should be supplemented with sulfur since it’s easily destroyed by cooking and during storage.
If you decide on sulfur supplements, it’s important that you replenish your dog’s body with sulfur daily as it’s not stored by the body and is passed every 12 hours after being ingested.
If you would rather prefer to rely on getting sulfur from food sources, make sure your dog’s diet is raw and organic to help keep as much of the naturally occurring sulfur intact as possible.
What can MSM do for your pets?
The way it relieves pain is by blocking the transfer of pain impulses through nerve fibers (C-fibers).
It also blocks the inflammation process by enhancing the activity of cortisol, a natural anti-inflammatory hormone produced by the body.
MSM also works by improving the flexibility and permeability of cell membranes, which makes it easier for cells to absorb nutrients, and waste products to be eliminated.
With its ability to enhance the permeability of cell membranes, fluids can pass through tissue cells more easily, and therefore relieve the pressure and pain caused by swollen and inflamed cells.
Another amazing thing about MSM is that it’s a strong antioxidant. This means it’s effective in removing toxins and free radicals from the body.
So if your dog or other pets have allergies, sulfur (MSM) can help remove allergens (a kind of toxin) from the body quickly.
MSM is also given to pets for joint and connective tissue support, relief of pain as a result of arthritis, hip dysplasia, and joint problems, maintenance of healthy skin and hair, and relief of some allergy symptoms.
Suggested dosages for pets
MSM is generally safe and simple to give. The brand I recommend for dogs or other pets is Happy Body Organic Sulfur. It’s available on Amazon.
If your pet is pregnant or taking medications, especially on a blood thinner, it is wise to consult a qualified vet before giving organic sulfur to your pet.
Organic Sulfur is the premium version of bio-active mineral as its pure, with zero additives and fully natural to the body.
This natural form of sulfur is relatively safe and you do not have to worry about harming the health of your pet. However, some dogs are sensitive or intolerant to sulfur compounds.
As your dog or other pets begin taking organic sulfur, if they experience vomiting or diarrhea, don’t be alarmed, these are normal and natural detoxification process.
Just make sure you keep an eye on your dog to monitor effects and benefits.
Vomiting/diarrhea are symptoms that indicate a healing crisis, which means your pet’s body is adjusting in a healing way due to a sudden availability of oxygen and nutrients to the cells in its body.
But these symptoms will disappear as your pet’s body acclimatizes and stabilizes itself.
Dosage for dogs:
- Small dogs under 20 lbs: 1/4 teaspoon per day
- Medium sized dogs 20-99 lbs: 1/2 teaspoon per day
- Big dogs 100 lbs or heavier: 1 teaspoon per day
Dosage for Birds:
- Sprinkle some sulfur in their water container every day to stop them from pulling their neck feathers.
Dosage for Cats:
- 1/4 teaspoon per day
Dosage for Horses:
- Horses that weigh 1000 lbs or 453 kg:
- First week: 1 tablespoon 2x a day
- Maintenance level after the first week: 1/2 tablespoon 2x a day
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