9 Internal Uses of Colloidal Silver for Pets

Oct 25, 2017

Colloidal Silver for Cats and Dogs

Colloidal silver is an amazing broad spectrum answer for many health problems in dogs and cats. It is commonly used as an alternative to antibiotics for bacterial diseases, including urinary tract infections and illnesses caused by ticks. Colloidal silver is an inexpensive and effective holistic solution to viral and fungal maladies, too. Colloidal Silver can even be used topically as a natural remedy for rashes, hot spots, and ringworm.

Colloidal Silver is a solution of tiny silver particles suspended in water. It can be bought online or at health food stores. The most economical option is to invest in a colloidal silver generator. This will provide as much colloidal silver as is needed for an entire household of pets and people for many years. For more information about making your own colloidal silver, be sure to watch Earth Clinic's video about DIY Colloidal Silver.

Internal Use of Colloidal Silver for Pets

Colloidal Silver can be used internally for pets and is easy to administer as it is nearly  tasteless. It can be added to a pet's water bowl, mixed with his food, or given with a syringe. For best results, when treating an acute condition, colloidal silver should be given 2-3 times a day.

How Much Colloidal Silver Should I Give my Dog?

  • Large Dogs – 2-4 Tablespoons per dose
  • Medium Dogs – 2-6 teaspoons per dose
  • Small Dogs – 1-2 teaspoons per dose

How Much Colloidal Silver Should I Give My Cat?

  • Large Cats 1-2 teaspoons per dose
  • Small Cats – up to 1 teaspoon per dose
  • Kittens – ¼ -1/2 teaspoon per dose

If a dog or cat is not responding as desired, it is perfectly fine to increase the dose. There is a wide range of ppm (parts per million) of colloidal silver solutions. If you buy a colloidal silver product, you can follow package directions and dilute to about 20 ppm. If you are making it yourself, aim for a final solution that is between 15-30 ppm.

1. Tick-Borne Diseases

Tick-borne diseases like Ehrlichia and Lyme disease respond to colloidal silver. This natural antibiotic does not come with the typical side effects associated with doxycycline which is usually prescribed to treat tick-borne diseases. Colloidal silver can also be used long term if necessary without the concern of causing a systemic yeast infection associated with traditional antibiotics.

2. Urinary Tract Infections

Dogs and cats with urinary tract infections can take colloidal silver 4 times daily. If the pet is lethargic, an eyedropper can be used to dose the colloidal silver. Because it is almost tasteless, this remedy is less traumatic to sensitive pets than other oral remedies.

3. Respiratory Illnesses

Even if the specific cause of a respiratory illness is unknown, colloidal silver can be used to treat respiratory illnesses. In addition to internal use, it can be added to the ears or even squirted up the nostrils if needed.

If a nebulizer is available and the pet is cooperative, it is possible to use a nebulizer to get colloidal silver into the lungs. 2-5 ml is typically used in a nebulizer at a time. Nebulizers are used as many as four times daily, or as needed.

4. Candida Infections

Colloidal silver has antifungal properties and can be used on a daily basis to fight a systemic yeast infection. It can be used internally and externally simultaneously if needed to treat yeast problems.

5. Diarrhea

Whether diarrhea is caused by infection or food poisoning, colloidal silver is a useful remedy. In addition to using colloidal silver, plenty of fluid (water, broth or children’s oral rehydration solution) should be given to prevent dehydration.

6. Vomiting

Colloidal silver can be used to treat vomiting in pets. It should be given in small frequent amounts to reduce the risk of the dog or cat vomiting up the remedy. However, overdose is not a risk, so if the dog or cat vomits up the colloidal silver, simply repeat the dose, slowly and gently.

However if vomiting is caused by ingestion of toxic chemicals, a call to the vet is warranted. Activated charcoal is often used for these types of poisonings.

7. Fever

Fever can be caused by a variety of infections. Colloidal silver works against many infections and is a useful remedy to fight the infection and thus eliminate the fever. With fever, additional liquids are usually needed as well.

8. Dental Use

Colloidal silver is useful for oral care of dogs and cats. Bad breath, bleeding gums or mouth infections respond to colloidal silver. Colloidal silver can be swabbed or sprayed into the mouth twice a day or as needed.

9. Prophylactic Use

If a dog or cat is prone to infections, a daily dose of colloidal silver may be helpful to prevent frequent infections. Simply use the suggested dose listed above once daily.

External Use of Colloidal Silver for Pets

Colloidal Silver is also a great topical treatment for a variety of conditions in pets. It can be used in a spray or dropper bottle.

Colloidal silver spray is useful for:

  • Rashes
  • Hot Spots
  • Burns
  • Infections
  • Eczema
  • Ringworm

Ideally, affected skin is sprayed 3-4 times a day. Colloidal silver does not need to be covered after applying it to the skin, unless there is a reason to cover the skin. (For example, if the dog is scratching or chewing on the skin.)

Colloidal Silver in an eye dropper bottle is useful for:

  • Conjunctivitis (drop a few drops in each eye twice a day for two days)
  • Ear infections (one dropper full into each ear, twice a day for a week)

Advantages to colloidal silver as an external treatment:

  • It is safe for a pet to ingest if he licks it
  • It won't be painful to a pet when it is applied
  • It won't stain furniture or bedding house

Scroll down to read how Earth Clinic Readers have used colloidal silver to treat their pets.

Have you used colloidal silver for your dog or cat? Please be sure to let us know how you used it for your pet, including side effects, if any.



Bleeding Gums  

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Posted by Sylvia (Foley, Al.) on 01/19/2017
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I noticed my miniature border collie's gums were bleeding. I swabbed his mouth with a cotton ball and was shocked as to how much blood was on the swab. I began researching natural remedies. I didn't have in house some of the things required so I thought of what I did have available. I started swabbing his gums and teeth with colloidal silver and then followed it with coconut oil. Two days later no blood and his teeth appeared more white and gums looked healthier.

I love this stuff. My friend makes it so her ppm varies. Depending on whether she remembers she is making it. It is usually 30 ppm.


Colloidal Silver  

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Posted by Belil (Los Angeles) on 08/22/2017
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Please stop giving your pets Anti-biotics. Colloidal Silver (10 ppm strength) DOES the SAME & it's 10000000% SAFE!!!! It treats & fights more than 650 pathogens. It is an incredibly powerful antimicrobial. You can find it at most Super Markets (especially the health food ones), even Walgreen's (if you're in a hurry, start with that BUT for longer use I'd rather you get the best brand 'Sovereign Silver') I get mine from Sprout's (The Sovereign Silver). Silver is both effective and safe to use against bacteria, fungi and viruses because it suffocates the undesirable microbes (under 6 mins) without harming the living tissue of the animal. It doesn't interfere or cause adverse reactions with other medicine. It's TOTALLY SAFE!!!


Colloidal silver for dogs is most often used in treating skin, hot spots and ear infections as well as bacteria and viral infections. Colloidal silver for cats is most often used for treating UTI (urinary tract infections), feline herpes and rodent ulcers.

Colloidal silver for pets is also used in the treatment of many other illnesses including thyroid issues, yeast infections, tummy aches and can even help with eliminating parasites.

Colloidal silver works by surrounding the pathogen or bacteria and suffocating it, killing its ability to replicate.

Colloidal silver is safe in higher doses. It is not dose specific, which means it can be given in larger doses for more difficult health issues without any harmful side effects.

I see many sites online recommend 3-5 drops with meals. That is not really enough to address chronic health concerns. My opinion is that many people who are advertising ways to use colloidal silver do not have all the facts or have not actually used it on pets or themselves.

COLLOIDAL SILVER AS A NATURAL ALL-AROUND HEALING REMEDY THAT IS SAFE TO USE WITHOUT OVERDOSING

· Infections of all types

Colloidal silver is an all-around cure – good for treating bacterial, yeast and fungal infections, and viruses of all types (even parvo). It is the best all-around medicine for pets to have on hand for any disease. CS can be given as a natural preventative whenever exposure to illness or diseased animals is entirely unavoidable.

· Skin

Apply colloidal silver topically for skin problems. Good for almost any kind of skin infection, including ringworm, cuts, bites, wounds and even burns. CS helps to repair tissue damage and soothes the skin.

· Ears

Dogs with chronic ear infections - good news! Colloidal silver helps clear yeast and remove goop and odor from smelly ears. Use an oral syringeful directly into the ears to help kill yeast and bacteria.

· Eyes

CS treats many types of eye problems including pink eye, allergies, infections, inflammation and tear-staining. Since it does not burn or sting, it can be put directly into the eyes without bothering the pet too much.

· Immune Booster

Colloidal silver is a wonderful holistic pet care immune system booster. It can it be used to treat a number of immune issues and just to keep low-lying pathogens out of the system. It can treat respiratory issues as well, such as asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia, using a nebulizer.

Works wonders for the following:

· Helps Heal All Types of Infections; Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic or Viral

· Removes Plaque From Teeth With Regular Use

· Helps Heal Burns, Treating Wounds, Cuts and Scrapes

· Improve Eye Issues – Doesn't Sting or Burn

· Reduces Inflammation in Certain Cases

· Boosts Healing, Stimulates Immune System

· Protects against Pathogens

· Improves Overall Well-Being

Many people and pets have seen improvements with:

· Breakouts

· Sore Throat, Colds and Flu

· Oozing Sores

· Cystitis

· Diarrhea

· Eye and Ear Infections

· Some Types of Tumours

· Reducing Ulcers

· Cancer

· Wounds

· Help Prevent UTI --->> (It also cures it)

· Hotspots

· Feline Herpes (certain types of human herpes as well)

· Ringworm

· Candida

· Toe Nail Fungus

· Yeast Infections

The smaller the particle size of the CS is, the greater its surface area and the higher its efficiency. That's why even a concentration of 20 ppm is still much more effective than other brands which contain up to 500 ppm!

DOSAGE:

For Maintenance: Once daily

Immune-Building: 2-3 times daily.

Treating a Specific Health Condition: up to 5 times daily.

Short Term Acute Support: up to 7 times daily.

Below are some guidelines for amounts to give for treating any kind of health condition; however, colloidal silver is not dose specific. (Some other information on the internet seems to make you think it is.) When your pet is dealing with an acute condition they can have much higher doses of the silver for short term help in curing something specific, with no ill effects.

· Small Dogs, Cats:

o 2 lbs to 10 lbs - 1 tsp - or half of 10ml syringe two to three times a day for 2 weeks or more

o 11 lbs to 25 lbs - 1 1/3 tsp

· Medium Size Dogs:

o 26 lbs to 40 lbs - 2 tsp or 10 ml (one syringe) two to three times a day for 2 weeks or more

o 41 lbs to 55 lbs - 2 1/2 tsp

· Large Size Dogs:

o 56 lbs to 80 lbs - 3 tsp, two to three times a day for 2 weeks or more

o 81 lbs to 100 lbs - 3 1/2 tsp, two to three times a day for 2 weeks or more

o 101 lbs to 150 lbs - 4 tsp, two to three times a day for for 2 weeks or more

o 151 lbs to 200+ lbs - 4 tsp, (2 syringes full) two to three times a day for for 2 weeks or more

This has been known to save the lives of many pets and people who are susceptible to viruses. Even those as dangerous as parvo and all chronic low-grade inflections can be greatly disempowered by this powerful preventive, nutritive, inexpensive health supplement.

It has been proven impossible for single-celled organisms to actually mutate into silver resistant forms, as happens with allopathic antibiotics and antivirals. This is great news as it means that no tolerance to colloidal silver ever develops.

Another great point about colloidal silver is that it cannot interact or interfere with other medicine being taken, and it has no side effects.

Inside the body, silver does not create any type of toxic build up, nor does it react with anything other than a pathogen's oxygen metabolization.

Colloidal Silver is a truly safe, natural remedy for many of your pet's health concerns.


Erlichia (Tick Disease)  

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Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 06/23/2015
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My dog was sick unto death, really. He would not eat or drink and had a fever. I had no idea what was wrong with him and was not able to get anything in him to treat him. I took him to the vet who diagnosed Erlichia (tick born disease) via labwork. He spend the night at the vet to get IV fluids. He took Doxycycline for 3 weeks and was back to himself after a week or so. A couple of weeks after he finished his anti-biotic his symptoms began to return. Low energy and appetite, feverish. I knew the Erlichia had returned, or more likely, had not been completely eradicated, as is common in tick borne diseases.

I tried Colloidal Silver. I gave him about 1/4 cup of a high ppm silver (I think it was about 80ppm.) in his water at least two times a day. He was completely back to normal in a few days. I kept him on that for a couple of weeks. (Longer would probably be good but I get lax when healing has occurred.)

For the record, this is a large dog, about 115 pounds. But I really didn't think I could over do it, and I didn't want to "underdo" it.

I have my own Colloidal Silver generator and use the silver for pets and people. It is absolutely worth the investment.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
06/24/2015

Awesome! So happy to hear this and of the cure you used!


Multiple Cures  

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Posted by Sue M (Ks) on 10/25/2017
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Colloidal silver/apple cider vinegar for Herpes Virus (Chronic Upper Respiratory infection, IBD)

My cat has (had) many issues. Deemed "unadoptable" (special needs) she was in a no kill shelter for approx. 5 years. She is 8 years old. After many vet visits and hours of research online to find cures or treatment for her, I thought why not check out colloidal silver as I have used it for years on myself. I am always extremely careful with administering anything to my baby girl as she is extremely sensitive.

Her chronic Upper respiratory infection (Herpes virus) caused weekly mucous discharge from her nasal passage and a discharge from her left eye. The mucous discharge was so large and thick (size of a USB stick) she was clearly uncomfortable. She was exhibiting weekly symptoms of her URI. We knew this was the deal if we purchased her- she was after all a sick cat.

So after much research and many impressive reviews I administered one dropper of S------n Colloidal Silver around the edge of her wet food so she would lick it up. She did. After 10 days her symptoms plus crazy discharge disappeared. COMPLETELY! I was annoyed with myself I didn't try it earlier. She is spritely and chatty again. She looks like a different cat! She looks normal! My husband can't believe its the same animal. I use common sense when giving her any medication and start off slow. Even her chronic yeast infection in her ears have seemed to clear through the silver in her food. It's a remarkable difference. I also spray it on her hot spots!

I give her two nuggets of food drenched in a 50/50 mix of Apple cider vinegar mixed with water whenever she looks a bit lethargic or off color. Within a day or two she is happy again. I find these two products not negotiable in her kitty medicine cabinet. No more pharmaceuticals unless absolutely necessary. I will shout about it from the rooftops-its that good! Good luck! :) AMAZING STUFF!


Unknown Illness  

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Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 10/20/2017
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My daughter noticed that one of our four month old kittens was eating grass (though it is fed plenty) and was acting quite lethargic. I wasn't sure what was wrong. The kitten's brother and our other 5 cats are all fine. The easiest thing to do was use a couple of broad spectrum natural remedies. I gave the kitten 2 droppersful of colloidal silver, internally. (Very easy to dose as it tastes nearly like water.) Then I rubbed several drops of a 50% solution of apple cider vinegar into the back of her neck. (Her fur is so silky I had to rub it in! ) I repeated this again 12 hours later.

Now the kitten appears fine.

Perhaps nothing was wrong. Perhaps it was a tummy ache. Perhaps some infection was brewing. But there is no harm in being proactive with simple to dose and safe remedies like ACV and colloidal silver.

~Mama to Many~


Urinary Tract Infections  

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Posted by Dianne (Qualicum Beach, B.c) on 03/12/2016
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I have been using colloidal silver now for years on my pets, my children, my grandchildren, my spouse, my friends and myself. It is the best natural antibiotic out there and can be used topically and internally.

I have older pets (17 and 18). My cat is very susceptible to UTI's and the silver is the only thing that seems to clear it up. The nice thing is that it doesn't wipe out the beneficial bacteria! There have been reports of silver "building up" in the system, however this has never been shown to be toxic. I even got my Naturopathic vet prescribing it to her "fur" clients. It has been used for hundreds if not thousands of years, however with the pharmaceutical companies shunning anything natural because of big $$$$$$ it was put on the back shelf.

For people with children, don't forget-----babies get drops of it put in their eyes at birth! I would also suggest 1/4 teaspoon 3 times a day. I fill a small syringe and administer directly into the mouth. 10ppm or 20ppm seems to work well.