There have been a lot of ME dog owners who have reported benefits of slippery elm. It can be used by itself, or, with the Sucralfate (given 1 hour before or 2 hours after food or meds).
Slippery elm soup recipe:
1 tsp slippery elm powder stirred into 1/4 cup boiling water-stir and allow to cool.
If preferred, add 1/4 cup aloe vera juice, 20 drops of chlorophyll tincture, 3 probiotic capsules and give 2-3 tablespoons 3 times daily.
Give 1 hour before or after other meds.
Can be refrigerated for up to 2 days or more.
Give at room temperature.
Slippery elm capsule:
Giving the capsules will be most helpful for the stomach, but, they may not “disintegrate” well enough to coat the esophagus, unless followed by a significant amount of water (at least 1/8-1/2 cup water depending on size of dog). Here are a few recipes, and modifications. They have been added to the esophagitis folder on the main board.
More slippery elm soup recipes:
1) ~ 1 T. slippery elm bark (powder)
1 c. water, boiling
2-3 oz. light coconut milk (optional) or other “milk” of choice
boil the water, spoon in the elm powder and mix. Adding a bit of sugar may make it more palatable to the dog.
2) Slippery Elm Decoction
Use a ratio of slippery elm bark powder to water of about 1:8. Simmer for an hour. This will make a mucilaginous drink that can be taken as often as needed.
Alternately, it can also be added to oatmeal.
3) Slippery Elm Infusion from powder
Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 4 grams (approx 2 tablespoons) of powdered slippery elm bark and then steep for 3 to 5 minutes. This slippery elm tea is to be ingested three times per day.
4) mix one teaspoon of the powder and mix well with same amount of honey or syrup.
Add one pint of boiling water, soyamilk, nut milk, or cow’s milk.