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MSM in dog food

Methyl-sulphonyl-methane (MSM) is a natural derivative of pine bark which has been recommended for the treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis and other joint problems due to its anti-inflammatory effect. Studies on the medicinal effects of MSM have, however, been inconclusive.

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Dawn Robinson 8 years ago

Thanks for the description and why it is used.
I was hoping for a conclusive consideration as to whether it is harmful or harmless too. Is that yet known please?

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All About Dog Food Dawn Robinson 8 years ago

Hi Dawn - there's certainly no indication that MSM is harmful at all but whether or not it has significant benefits for our dogs' joints is unclear. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence and I have met several dog owners that swear by it but scientific studies have so far failed to prove its effectiveness.

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Mo Hynd All About Dog Food 4 years ago

Pine is toxic to many animals. my pets have died from things that contained pine in the past.

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