Slippery Elm For Diarrhea In Dogs & Cats

Slippery elm is an herb that can be used to treat diarrhea. You can purchase it inexpensively in bulk at Community Pharmacy and Quintessence, both in Madison.

Anti-Diarrheal Recipe
Add one rounded teaspoon of slippery elm powder to one cup of cold water in a small saucepan and mix well. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly so it does not burn. Turn down the heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mixture has thickened slightly. Add one tablespoon of honey (for dogs only – cats don’t like sweets so leave it out). Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, then administer every 4-6 hours until symptoms abate.

Dosing
Cats and small dogs: ½ -1 teaspoon
Medium dogs: 1-2 tablespoons
Large dogs: 3-4 tablespoons

Adapted from the Pitcairn Institute of Veterinary Homeopathy

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