Stomach Issues for Slippery Elm

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Jacalyn (New Hyde Park, NY) on 03/30/2021:
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Yes, slippery elm is working g for my 18 yr old min pin chihuahua who is 8 lbs. He has an inguinal hernia that the vet checked and said it is not giving him any physical discomfort and does not recommend surgery at his age.

He was having vomiting and diarrhea for 3 days straight. The vet prescribed antibiotics and cerenia for vomiting. Did blood work and it is totally normal. These meds stopped it immediately for 7 days of use as prescribed. 4 days later my dog started to have diarrhea again in the middle of the night but no vomiting. His meals are always split morning and evening. Was giving him bland diet all along which consisted of boiled chicken, rice, eggs, pumpkin. Started researching slippery elm for dogs with GI problems with good results.

I give him half of a 200 mg capsule of slippery elm mixed with evening meal and it has worked. Hasn’t had any diarrhea for 3 days now. He is going normal. His appetite has always been great and he is very active and alert for his age. I am hoping this will continue to work for him.

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Earthmother (Nashville, Tn) on 02/04/2010:
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An amazing help for dogs with gastrointestinal problems (ie:vomiting or diarrhea), is Slippery Elm. You can purchase the capsules at the local pharmacy for just a few dollars. I have a 17 year old Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua mix who started having bloody diarrhea. I gave her 1 capsule opened and added to some plain organic yogurt. The diarrhea stopped within 30 minutes. She now gets 1 capsule twice a day over her dog food and we have had no more trouble with bloody stools, diarrhea, or vomiting.
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