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Author Topic: Where to find Slippery Elm  (Read 4506 times)
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mainecoonpeg
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« on: October 23, 2007, 11:13:44 AM »

Does anyone know where to purchase a good quality capsule of slippery elm?

Is there something specific, sized and dosed for cats?

Thank you for any info you can provide.  I want to try it for my cat Rufus who has IBD and is okay, but he really has some horrid diarrhea attacks from time to time.  I can't seem to find any good sources for this.

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007, 12:18:45 PM »

I get mine at iHerb.

http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?c=1&pid=788&at=0
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mainecoonpeg
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007, 01:07:39 PM »

Thanks NedF
I never knew about iHerb
Great site.
Thanks again!!
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Laurie
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007, 02:03:32 PM »

  I purchase mine at my local health food store. Can also be purchased at Vitamin Shoppes. Mine are in capsules and you just open the capsule and mix a 1/4 - 1/2 capsule with a small amount of water. Let it set for a couple of minutes untill it is completely dissolved and thickened. You may have to mix it up a little. My kitty will lick it off the spoon. Sometimes I will scoop it on to my finger and put it in his mouth if he gives me a hard time. Best to be given before feeding. I hope this helps Rufus!
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mainecoonpeg
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2007, 02:58:24 PM »

Thank you Laurie, and especially for the mixing with water suggestion and the amount to take from the capsule.  It's good to know about giving before feeding too.  I am excited to try this for Rufus and I hope he feels the same.  I need to try something other than once a week flagyl for this guy.

His poor little tush is nice and clean, but it looks sore and I really want to try to help him.
Thanks again Laurie!!
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2007, 04:58:42 PM »

I get Slippery Elm for my self at the health food store.  It is quite cheap.  I was instructed to mix 1/4 teaspoon in 1/4 cup hot water and drink.  Immediately follow with a large glass of water.  These were instructions for me, NOT INSTRUCTIONS FOR A PET.  It works great.
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sharky
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2008, 11:29:23 AM »

I get from health food store and use it for humans and the furry kids ... dosage varies to animal
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2008, 07:29:28 PM »

BTW:  Don't give meds for an hour or two or before or after slippery elm.  Because they coat the 'tract' they don't allow absorption.
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2008, 09:26:59 PM »

I used to get it in bulk at the local health food store.  I would mix it with some plain organic yogurt and mix it in with the food.  He seemed to like it that way.  It really does work.  Good luck.
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