Slippery Elm Bark

Safe and natural treatment for relief from nausea, stomach acid and other digestive ailments.

slippery elm bark syrup

Slippery Elm Bark syrup recipe:
Place 1/2 cup cold water and 1 teaspoon powdered slippery elm bark into a small saucepan. Let it sit a minute or two until the powder is damp, then bring to simmer over low heat, stirring constantly. A small whisk works well for that. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. The consistency should be similar to watery egg whites. Allow the mixture to cool –it will thicken as it cools. The mixture will keep for a day at room temperature and about 4-5 days in the fridge.


We advise 1-2 mL up to 4 times a day, preferrably 30 mn before meals to help settle the tummy and gently coat the stomach. Slippery elm bark syrup is typically much more effective for nausea relief than mixing the powder directly in your cat's food.


Slippery elm bark is inexpensive, easy to use, and safe. We recommend slippery elm bark syrup for our FIP cats because they often feel nauseated. They may be hungry, even ask for food, but then they walk away without eating. FIP cats said to be finicky eaters, but it's because they don't feel well. FIP is a starvation disease. With a little help from slippery elm bark syrup, your cat may just regain his interest in food.

The benefits of Slippery Elm are not limited to alleviating nausea in FIP cats. In fact, it is widely used for a number of conditions (and it works for cats, dogs, and humans too). Slippery elm bark is an excellent treatment for ulcers, gastritis, colitis, and other inflammatory bowel problems. It is high in fiber, and so helps normalize intestinal action; it can be used to relieve both diarrhea and constipation. It may also help alleviate nausea and vomiting in pets suffering from non-GI illnesses, such as kidney disease. A syrup made from Slippery elm bark can be used to help heal mouth ulcers from all causes. Slippery elm contains many nutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fat, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, calcium, and several trace minerals) that can be beneficial for recuperating pets, and it may stay down when other foods are not tolerated.