Dasuquin with MSM is a comprehensive joint health supplement for dogs containing proprietary ingredients, which goes above and beyond standard glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate supplements. It has the same ingredients as Dasuquin, but with the addition of MSM, which helps to relieve pain and inflammation.
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Giving dogs MSM supplements meant for humans is inadvisable. Supplements made for humans often contain ingredients such as artificial sweeteners and other flavorings that, although safe for humans, may be unsafe for your dog. MSM supplements for humans also tend to come in pill or powder form that may be difficult to convince your dog to take. Powdered MSM has a bitter flavor that cannot always be masked by cheese, peanut butter or other foods commonly used to convince dogs to take medicines.
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Companies that make supplements specifically for dogs only include ingredients that are safe for dogs to eat, avoiding artificial ingredients and flavors that are often found in human MSM supplements. MSM supplements for dogs are often contained in treats or are flavored with safer products such as natural chicken, liver and other flavorings. This makes the MSM much easier to give to your dog without the artificial ingredients that may be unhealthy.
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While glucosamine is the most common ingredient in supplements for joint health, there are other components which may increase the effectiveness of your dog's joint supplement. is another natural substance found in your dog's cartilage and, when paired with glucosamine, has an even more beneficial effect on your dog's joints. MSM (methylsulphynolmethane) is a natural sulphur compound also thought to help improve joint flexibility and reduce pain and inflammation. Although rare, few side effects of MSM supplementation such as vomiting, and headaches have been documented. MSM supplements contain dimethyl sulfoxide and dogs that are allergic to this ingredientshouldn't be given these supplements. Since Dimethyl sulfoxide can cause toxicology problems in dogs, MSM supplements should be administered with caution. There are several other adverse side effects that can be observed in dogs that are administered MSM supplements. Somedogs experience changes in the lens of the eye, such as opaque lens or achange in the refractive index of the lens, after taking MSM supplements. This is the main reason why dogs that are administered these supplements need regular eye checkups. Some pets may develop liveror kidney problems. It's therefore important to perform liver and kidney function tests biannually.