The Soothing qualities of Slippery Elm Bark

Why it may be helpful to have Slippery Elm Bark on hand for your pet

The Soothing qualities of Slippery Elm Bark

Slippery Elm Bark is a traditional Native American herbal remedy, that has a long history of use due to its natural healing qualities, including its lubricating qualities that help support the digestive health of pets. The term 'slippery' refers to the remarkable viscid gel that is formed when the powdered bark comes in contact with water. It has been found that Slippery Elm Bark provides your pet with these health benefits.

Slippery Elm Bark has been recommended for use for acute cases of diarrhea, as well as for conditions like colitis and stomach irritations. The herb found in Slippery Elm Bark helps with these digestive ailments by reducing inflammation and lubricating the digestive tract with the help of the mucilage, or oily secretions that make up Slippery Elm Bark.

To treat sudden cases of diarrhea, you can also employ fasting, feed bland food and give probiotics along with Slippery Elm Bark to ease symptoms. If symptoms persist we advise you to consult a veterinarian.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, if your pet is having some issues with constipation, Slippery Elm Bark may be the solution. It might seem strange that Slippery Elm Bark can help two seemingly opposite conditions, but because of Slippery Elm Bark’s soothing, lubricating properties, the herb can actually also help to relieve and even prevent constipation in your pet’s.

Slippery Elm Bark has also been shown to help the upper respiratory system in pets, making it of great benefit in easing discomforts that come from painful coughing associated with conditions like kennel cough and bronchitis.


If your pet is experiencing stomach discomfort, constipation, or any respiratory issues, try adding some Slippery Elm Bark to their diet, as it might help to soothe your pet’s discomfort in a natural way.

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