Organic Sulfur For Dogs & Other Pets

Organic Sulfur For Dogs & Other Pets

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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)?

Organic Sulfur For Dogs & Other Pets- broccoliMSM (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?

Organic Sulfur For Dogs - dog and catThe main benefits of MSM for pets are it’s anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.

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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I hope your dog or other pet is going to benefit from MSM (sulfur).

If you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the comments below. I will respond as soon as I can. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Hong

Comments

  1. Hi Hong,
    Another great piece. My folks have a labradoodle that is showing some arthritic symptoms. I’m going to suggest that they maybe try the sulfur with him (i will give them some of my supply if need be as 1/2 teaspoon a day is’nt much). They also got a lab/pitbull mix a short time ago. She has some temperment issues. It’s kind of a high anxiety or bipolar type characteristic where she just kind of freaks out for no reason. It happens spontaneously for only a minute or so, then she comes out of it and she’s her sweet self again. She came from an abusive household as i understand it. I’m wondering if the sulfur can help alleviate that some. I know it helps with cognitive function in humans so I’m pondering whether it would be worth a try.

    Also, I exchanged comments with WA member today on the topic of rawhide chews, and whether or not they are healthy for your pets (was the gist). I commented that i would not feed them to my pets as i have heard there are some awful bi products and other bad stuff that would make me very leery. Just curious about your thoughts on that.

    By the way, I got my gold standard sulfur earlier this week. I definitely like it better than the other stuff I had been taking.

    Anyway, hope you have a great rest of the weekend, Brad

    1. Author

      Hi Brad, how have you been?

      Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. Organic sulfur has anti-inflammatory property. Since arthritis is a form of inflammation, sulfur would help with that. I have heard people with anxiety became calmer after taking organic sulfur. I have not about that for pets. I think it will help considering that pets suffer from a lot of the same health problems that humans do. I think it won’t hurt to give sulfur to your lab/pitbull mix.

      Regarding the rawhide chews, I have never heard of it. I did some research on that. Many articles seem to talk about the danger of it. Below I have a couple of articles that I think you might find interesting.
      https://pets.webmd.com/dogs/rawhide-good-or-bad-for-your-dog#1
      https://www.caninejournal.com/rawhide-bones/

      I am glad you got your gold standard organic sulfur and that you like it so far. May I ask what kind of sulfur were you taking before? I am just wondering if yours was the same one that I took before.

      Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a great day!
      Hong

      1. Hi Hong, I’m doing well thanks!

        My dad was giving his lab (who passed this last fall) rawhide chews. i told him about the things i and read and heard about rawhide chews and he pretty much brushed it off as propaganda. I also told him about some of the things i heard about the major name brand dog foods like purina and others, same result. I noticed that Coco’s stool was really runny and there was pus in it at times. I informed my dad about it and he didn’t want to hear it saying that’s normal for dogs. So, at that point I just gave up. Anyway on that note, thanks for the links. I read them and will give more thought to the pros and cons of this. If it were my pet i’d be doing my homework on what i should feed him. I would want it to be a happy healthy pooch.

        As for the lab/pitbull my dad thinks it’s attention jealousy causing the bi polar issues. He may be right on that one. I’m not sure. As for the labradoodle and the arthritic type condition, I mentioned trying the sulfur and he sounds open to that so, we’ll see how that goes.

        The sulfur that i was taking is the same stuff that Ed McCabe (Mr. Oxygen) sells. I was buying mine from Frank Steffan at American voice radio (same stuff). I seem to respond better to the gold standard better so i think i’ll stick with that.

        Anyway Hope you have a fantastic rest of the day and weekend,

        Cheers and talk soon,Brad

        1. Author

          Hi Brad, sorry to hear about your dad’s dog. You are welcome for the link. I am on the same page as you. If I had a dog, I would also be very careful with the things I feed them. Let me know how the labradoodle responses with organic sulfur. I’m glad you are responding better with gold standard organic sulfur. I have never heard of that sulfur brand, but I will look into it.

          I appreciate the comment and hope you have a wonderful day!
          Hong

  2. Hi what i see and read on your Organic Sulfur For Dogs & Other Pets looks and reads very good.
    I really like the images and how your page is laid out. Thats quite the word Methylsulfonylmethane so MSM is the way to go. I never knew about this MSM for animals and pets. I have 2 small dogs and just may check some your products out so in the future. This is a very good page on MSM and how it helps with animals. I thinks its professionally done i only started with WA a 3 weeks ago and what pages i have commented on yours is the best one so. GOOD JOB. I AM SURE YOUR GOING TO WELL IF YOUR NOT ALREADY. 🙂

    1. Author

      Hi Wayne, thank you for visiting my page and for your comment. I really appreciate your compliment. I’m glad you like my site. Yes, methylsulfonylmethane is quite the word, so MSM is so much easier to remember and pronounce.

      It’s great to hear that you also joined WA. It’s a wonderful community full of wonderful and supportive members. I will have to check out your website. I wish you best of luck in your online journey. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any question.

      Have a great day:)
      Hong

  3. Hi Hong,
    It is informative article and contains useful sulfur information for pet. Based on this post, I feel that the function of sulfur to pet is almost same to that of human. Is there any difference in term of sulfur health to pet and human? Also why hair needs more sulfur? I ask you since I have hair loss and I may need more sulfur to maintain my hair health.

    1. Author

      Hi Anthony, it’s great to see you. I hope you are well. Thank you for visiting my site and for your comment. I’m glad this information was helpful.
      Yes, the function of organic sulfur to pets is essentially the same as for humans. Animals and humans can suffer many similar health problems, such as arthritis and other joint problems. As we age (same goes for pets), the amount of sulfur in our body decreases. And since our body does not produce sulfur, we have to either supplement or consume mostly raw and organically grown foods to increase sulfur level. If we don’t, we can end up something call sulfur deficiency. Here is an article that I explained in detail about that. Feel free to check it out.
      Why hair needs more sulfur? Our hair shaft is primarily made of a protein named keratin. Keratin is fully dependent on adequate organic sulfur (MSM) in the body. When you do not have enough sulfur in your system, your body will have a difficult time creating compounds like Keratin or Collagen. So thinning and rough hair can be directly due to lack of organic sulfur (MSM) in the body, and this also leads to keratin deficiency.

      Additionally, when the body is sulfur deficient, the ability to remove toxins is also impaired. In fact, our body actually begins to create a build up called chronic toxemia which can lead to rapid hair loss and thinning, as well as many other health conditions.

      Organic sulfur is a powerful detox that can help eliminate these toxins and repair/regenerate to create healthy hair.

      From my personal experience, my hair used to be a lot thinner and dry in the past. Now that I’ve been on organic sulfur for two years, I notice my hair is not as dry and thin as before.

      I will put up an article regarding how sulfur helps to improve hair growth and hair problems in the future. So if you are interested, please stay tuned.

      I hope I answered your question. Let me know if you have any other question.
      Have a great day!
      Hong

  4. I have three dogs and a cat, do you think I should try it on one of them at a time? You mention diarrhea and vomiting so I am concerned about a mess. Also, is there anything to avoid feeding them while this is in their diets?

    Usually, they all get a mix of table scraps and dry food. The cat gets mostly chicken and dry food with milk to make it easier to eat.

    1. Author

      Hi Eric, thank you for stopping by and for your comment. Organic sulfur is a natural form of sulfur that is relatively safe for pets. Supplementing with organic sulfur is helpful in the treatment of the various dog health problems mentioned in the article. If you are concerned about starting your pets on organic sulfur, I advise that you contact your vet. It is best that pets get fed with natural and organically grown foods because commercially prepared foods have significant less sulfur and other vitamin/mineral. I hope I answered your question. Let me know if you have any other question.
      Have a great day!
      Hong

  5. Hi there, would this be suitable for an older small dog? He has a wee bit of arthritis but is still very active, and has had skin & gut health conditions in the past. Cheers, Karen

    1. Author

      Hi KD Forman, thank you for visiting my site and for your comment. Yes, organic sulfur is suitable for an older small dog. Be sure to follow the correct dosage for your dog’s body weight to achieve maximum result.

      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

      I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other question.
      Have a great day!
      Hong

  6. Hello Hong,
    Thank you for this very informative article on Organic Sulfur for Dogs, I knew that we humans could take it but I am very pleased that it is there for our beloved pets as well.

    1. Author

      Hi Jill, thank you for visiting. I’m glad you found this information useful. Let me know if you have any question.

      Have a great day!
      Hong

  7. Hi, your page is amazing and I learned something new again. Actually I love dogs, and we have 2 cute pets in our house. Looking at the benefit of organic sulfur which is the anti inflammatory and pain relieving properties makes it good for my dogs. And I’m sure my grampy dog will enjoy these benefits.

    thank you 🙂

    1. Author

      Hi Jo, thank you for the compliment; I’m glad you learned something new. I love dogs as well. In fact, I am planning to get one soon. I hope organic sulfur is going to benefit you dog and your grandfathers’ dog.

      Thank you for visiting and have a great day!
      Hong

    1. Author

      Hi Tay, thank you for visiting and for your comment. I’m glad you enjoyed this article.

      Have a wonderful day!
      Hong

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