Natural Remedies to Cure Ulcers in Dogs

| Modified on Jan 25, 2023
Slippery Elm, Aloe, Licorice
Posted by M Haley (Jefferson) on 06/21/2017

My now 13 year old JackRat was showing signs of lethargy, blackening of the stomach skin, dull coat and weight loss. Her thyroid was basically non-functioning and her liver was on the blink. The Vet said she had a couple of things going on, the non-functioning thyroid which then created an imbalance in her system which then created the liver issue and somewhere along the lines she created a stomach ulcer which was bleeding. Did the usual round of antibiotics, liver support, got her on a thyroid supplement and something else. She recovered but then relasped. I started doing some research and about natural remedies and now a year later, Lucy is doing great. I make a paste out of Slippery Elm, Aloe Vera extract and licorice extract and administer this to her prior to her morning meal. She seldom has any stomach issues (gurgling sounds), has an amazing appetite, her coat is stunning and her belly skin is no longer dark. She acts several years younger. She will remain on the thyroid medication but for all outward indications, the ulcer is healed and everything seems to be functioning normally.

Cat's Claw, Bilberry, Slippery Elm
Posted by Karen (Virginia) on 11/22/2015

No, try George's, you can get it at Vitamin shoppe. It is extremely pure and no preservatives!!

Cat's Claw, Bilberry, Slippery Elm
Posted by Julianne (California) on 11/20/2015

About how long did it take before you saw some relief for your pet? I'm going to try the aloe for his ulcers.

Cat's Claw, Bilberry, Slippery Elm
Posted by J (Washington, D.c., District Of Columbia) on 04/08/2012

Is it okay to buy the aloe vera plant and give him the juice directly from the plant?

Cat's Claw, Bilberry, Slippery Elm
Posted by Crazydogjack (New Castle, Pa, USA) on 10/09/2009

I used aloe vera juice to cure my acid reflux and ulcer issues successfully so when my dog was having acid reflux issues I did a little research and found out it was safe for animals and I've been giving him 1 oz. twice a day. He is doing great now. I read that it should be 1 oz. per 10 lbs. body weight in animals. Make sure to buy the juice and not the topical type. I always make sure it is organic too. Best of luck!

Cat's Claw, Bilberry, Slippery Elm
Posted by Ingrid (Geneva, Oh) on 08/08/2009

The vet thinks my dog may have an ulcer. She just finished up carafate. She was on that and Pepcid 1/2 tablet twice a day for 20 days. She did pretty well. But after about a day and a half off the carafate she's been gagging and burping, also threw up a bit of water or something. I've only been giving her boiled chicken and chicken/vegetable baby food. I'm starting her on the carafate again tonight. Are there any side effects to the cat's claw, bilberry or slippery elm? My dog is 14 years old and weighs about 11 pounds.Does it cure the problem or do you keep your pet on it indefinitely? Thanks for any help!

Cat's Claw, Bilberry, Slippery Elm
Posted by Jayme (Vancouver, WA) on 09/11/2006

My toy poodle had an "infection of the stomach lining" when she was three. The symptoms were:
Vomiting (sometimes with little flecks of blood)

Now, she's ten and just had similar symptoms. Our vet didn't do much for her except tell me to "put her down." I didn't take their advice last time. This time, knowing what their "advice" would be, I decided to search what those symptoms would be called in a human. Peptic Ulcer was the result. For humans, the recommended dosage was 45 drops of each for the Cat's Claw extract and Bilberry extract as well as 2-3 Slippery Elm pills.

I did 1/3 of the dose for a human and it works like a charm. :) Advice I have for those of us who are pet guardians: Make a list of the symptoms, get an animal communicator ( was who I used) to talk to your animal, then search for a cure for humans rather than dogs.