About slippery elm
Slippery elm is a species of elm native to North America. It has long-since used by numerous cultures for its renowned medicinal benefits.
Nutrients in slippery elm
The inner bark of the slippery elm contains vitamins A, C and K. It’s also a source of calcium, magnesium and sodium.
Health Benefits of Slippery Elm for Dogs
Slippery elm is both safe and non-toxic to dogs. Its anti-inflammatory properties make is a useful demulcent. Rich in mucilage, it helps sooth the digestive and respiratory systems by coating and lubricating their linings. This make it particularly useful for a dog suffering digestive problems whether it be diarrhoea, constipation or bouts of coughing.
Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties also make it useful for treating arthritis and joint problems
Slippery elm can even be used topically to help heal wounds and skin inflammation.
Slippery elm is perfectly safe for dogs, but should not be given in conjunction with other medications.
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