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Slippery elm + dose
« on: February 14, 2020, 08:02:09 PM »
I know lots of you recommend slippery elm powder for your dogs, so I ordered some today from the chemist. Unfortunately there are no details on the pack, I‘ve googled it but am a bit confused as to how to use it, there seem to various suggestions ranging from making a tea with hot water, to soaking it until it coagulates ... :huh: The recommended doses seem to vary a lot aswell. Would be grateful for advice please!
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Re: Slippery elm + dose
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 08:18:35 PM »
I've always just sprinkled it on their food and I give about a teaspoon per meal. I'm not really sure  of its benefits, maybe it takes longer to work being a natural product. If it's for an upset tummy then I've started to resort to Pro-kaolin.   >:(
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Re: Slippery elm + dose
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 07:36:35 AM »
Thanks, that does sound the easiest way, although it apparently needs water to work (a bit like bran maybe?), so I can perhaps just add a bit of extra water over the food...
I bought it in a bit of panic as Humphrey‘d eaten a bit more bone than normal and I was worried he‘d get a bit constipated. (Been watching too many vet programmes!  :lol2:) There are loads of websites praising its benefits but unfortunately a lot of them make a bit of a science out of administering it,!!>:(
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Re: Slippery elm + dose
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 10:45:19 AM »
If mine get constipated (only usually happens if they are taking antibiotics or steroids) I give them a teaspoon of s/s milk with warm water added once a day, usually does the trick and they love the 'treat'
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Re: Slippery elm + dose
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 12:53:49 PM »
If mine get constipated (only usually happens if they are taking antibiotics or steroids) I give them a teaspoon of s/s milk with warm water added once a day, usually does the trick and they love the 'treat'

Sorry - been out of UK for far too long  :005: - what is s/s milk please?

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Re: Slippery elm + dose
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 02:18:12 PM »
I’m guessing Semi skimmed milk?

I sprinkle about a teaspoon of powder  in Archies food. Works brilliantly for his dodgy tummy. He suffers from chronic colitis and whenever he has a flare up I use it.

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Re: Slippery elm + dose
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020, 02:40:46 PM »
I’m guessing Semi skimmed milk?

I sprinkle about a teaspoon of powder  in Archies food. Works brilliantly for his dodgy tummy. He suffers from chronic colitis and whenever he has a flare up I use it.

Ah ha!! Ofcourse!!! , didn‘t think of that (google didn‘t either!! :lol2:) When I left GB is was gold or silver top and „stera“!!!! Many thanks, (sorry to be so dense!! ph34r)
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Re: Slippery elm + dose
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2020, 06:53:18 PM »
Yep indeed 'twas semi skimmed milk to which I woz referring, no apology necessary  :D. There are so many varieties of milk in the uk now.
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Re: Slippery elm + dose
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2020, 12:26:07 PM »
Jayne because of it's smell I mix with dessert spoon natural yogurt and a few sprinkle of sugar or a wee bit honey and add to Ollie's food - I am a bit confused though( I know doesn't take much) I give it Ollie for the runs - and after a few doses I just give a spoon of live yoghurt daily ( must be live and no sweetner.
Here is the link to page in UK I purchase from hope it works https://www.dorwest.com/product/tree-barks-powder-for-dogs-and-cats.

When Ollie had his operation last year and was bunged up it was pumpkin I used and vet said one teaspoon olive oil.
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Re: Slippery elm + dose
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2020, 01:40:25 PM »
Jayne because of it's smell I mix with dessert spoon natural yogurt and a few sprinkle of sugar or a wee bit honey and add to Ollie's food - I am a bit confused though( I know doesn't take much) I give it Ollie for the runs - and after a few doses I just give a spoon of live yoghurt daily ( must be live and no sweetner.
Here is the link to page in UK I purchase from hope it works https://www.dorwest.com/product/tree-barks-powder-for-dogs-and-cats.

When Ollie had his operation last year and was bunged up it was pumpkin I used and vet said one teaspoon olive oil.

 :lol:oh heck Julie, now I‘m a bit puzzled!  :blink: I think its maybe an allrounder for general tummy upsets? Not to worry, the overdose of bone he had seems to have passed through with no problem so I haven‘t actually needed it anyway but no doubt it will come in useful at some time in the future.....At least I‘ll know now how much to give him and how!!
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Re: Slippery elm + dose
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2020, 07:33:15 PM »
I give mine lactulose if they are constipated (use it myself sometimes too as I take lots of painkillers) - buy from chemist. It basically softens things up rather than making them loose
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Re: Slippery elm + dose
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2020, 07:34:43 PM »
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Re: Slippery elm + dose
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2020, 09:32:15 PM »
Great! Thanks Penny!