Hi, Steve Barwick here, for www.TheSilverEdge.com...
I’m frequently asked about using colloidal silver for pet health.
Usually, the questions are very specific, such as “My dog has XYZ condition. How much colloidal silver should I give him?” Or, my cat has XYZ condition. What’s the proper dosage of colloidal silver?”
Of course, I'm not a veterinarian. So I’m not qualified to answer specific questions about a specific animal's health problem.
And by FDA regulation, colloidal silver is a nutritional supplement, not a medicine. So when there are very specific medical-related issues, it’s always best to run them by your local veterinarian.The most I can do, as a natural health journalist, is report on what other people have done, or what I’ve done myself for my pets when I use colloidal silver as a nutritional adjunct for their health and well-being.
Pet Skin Problems
One of the most frequently asked questions seems to be about pet's skin problems.
Whenever I’ve encountered skin problems on my own dogs or cats, I’ve simply sprayed 10 ppm strength colloidal silver onto their skin several times a day until the problem is resolved.
Sometimes, when the problem has been particularly stubborn, I’ve had to use a good colloidal silver gel, such as ASAP Ultimate Skin & Body Care Gel (contains 24 ppm colloidal silver) from American Biotech (available on Amazon.com) and have simply rubbed it into the affected skin several times a day. Being careful, of course, to wash thoroughly afterwards so I don't pick up any potential bugs myself.
For more stubborn pet skin problems, some people tell me they’ve used stronger topical colloidal silver gel or cream products to good effect, such as SilverPure Cream (with 35,000 ppm nanosilver) from SilverPure.com.
There are many other good colloidal silver creams and gels, and you can read about some of them in my article “Germ-Busting Colloidal Silver Creams and Gels.”
While there’s very little clinical data on using colloidal silver for pet’s skin problems, there’s lots of human data – both clinical and anecdotal. And that data points to colloidal silver being extremely beneficial for the skin as a mineral supplement.
For example, it’s used in hospital burn wards, in the form of prescription silver sulfadiazine cream, to help prevent infection in severe burns and to stimulate the healing of damaged skin.
Indeed, one of my very first experiences with silver for healing was when I was prescribed Silvadene cream for severe sunburn blisters all over my face and neck after a weekend fishing trip in the Coloradomountains.
I was stunned to see how quickly my face healed after the application of the Silvadene cream, which, of course, contains silver sulfadiazine.
In pets, using plain old liquid colloidal silver (10 ppm strength) as topical mineral supplement, I’ve seen cases of rough, dry, eczema-like sloughing skin healed in a matter of days. And I’ve seen cases of mange healed in a week or so.
I’ve also seen cases of tiny pimple-like “bumps” all over a dog’s belly healed in about a week with topical application of liquid colloidal silver, sprayed onto the affected area of the skin several times a day and allowed to air dry.
Finally, I’ve also seen it work when sprayed on dog’s ears that get infected from excessive scratching due to itching. It not only relieves the itching, but the skin seems to heal up like magic by simply spraying it onto the affected areas several times a day and allowing it to air dry.
Pet Tummy ProblemsPets, of course, are susceptible to tummy problems – probably because they’ll eat just about anything when you’re not looking.
And again, there’s no clinical literature documenting when, or how much, colloidal silver to give pets for tummy issues.
But there’s no doubt based on anecdotal accounts that it does indeed work to help soothe and heal tummy issues in dogs, cats and other animals.
Most pet owners who are versed in colloidal silver usage have told me they give their pets 10 ppm colloidal silver orally, for several days to a week or so.
Since there’s virtually no clinical literature whatsoever on how much colloidal silver to give to animals, you have to judge by the pet's size/weight. This takes a little bit of experience, working with your own animals and seeing how they respond.
Small dogs get as much as 5 mL colloidal silver two or three times a day using a plastic syringe (without the needle, of course) to squirt it into their mouths. And larger dogs might get as much as 10 mL colloidal silver orally, two or three times a day, via a plastic syringe.
Colloidal silver can also be mixed into their wet food, or added to a small bowl of drinking water if the pet won't take it orally otherwise.
For example, when I treated my full-grown Chow, named Red Dog, with colloidal silver for a serious stomach infection that had left him incapacitated, I gave him 10 ppm colloidal silver orally, in a 15 mL plastic syringe, squirting two or three syringe-fulls down his throat two or three times a day, for about three days.
I then tapered off by half for several more days, and tapered off by half again for several days until he completely recovered and I was able to stop giving it to him altogether. You might be surprised to know that sometimes, when our dogs seem to be sick or lethargic, we even just set a little glass bowlful of pure, undiluted 10 ppm colloidal silver out and allow them to drink from it as they please.
If a pet won't drink it undiluted like that, sometimes we just mix an ounce of 10 ppm colloidal silver with three or four ounces of distilled water, and set it out for the pet to drink. If they won’t drink it undiluted, they’ll usually drink it diluted.Our animals seem to have an innate knowledge that the colloidal silver is good for them, and they'll drink anywhere from a few "laps" of it, to the entire bowlful if they really feel they need it. But if the pet won't drink it undiluted, or mixed into it's regular water bowl, then sometimes you have to get a plastic syringe, without the needle, of course, and squirt it into the pet's mouth, as I demonstrate in the video on Pets and Colloidal Silver.
How Pet Owners Use Colloidal Silver
On the Testimonials page of TheSilverEdge.com website there are tons of enlightening testimonials from pet owners who have successfully used colloidal for various pets.
But you'll have to wade through all of the human testimonials to find the ones regarding pets. So for your convenience, here are just a few eye-opening “pets and colloidal silver” accounts:
“My pets, my gosh! I simply cannot afford to take my pets to the vet for every little thing that comes along such as an eye infection, ear infection, skin irritations & abscesses.
I own 5 cats & 1 dog, and treating my pets with Colloidal Silver has saved me tons of money! Here are a few examples: My cats are indoor/outdoor cats, therefore they are always getting into something. I make sure that each cat gets a dose of Colloidal Silver at least 3 times a week. I put 1/4 teaspoon into a shot glass, siphon it into a medicine syringe, then directly squirt it into their mouths.
They each have their own syringe, and this way I know that each one of them have gotten their dose, along with their individual supplements that I give them. They love plain yogurt, so some days I just put the Colloidal Silver in the yogurt!
If my cats act like they’re not feeling good, I will give them Colloidal Silver everyday, 2-3 times a day, at the above dosage. It hasn't failed me yet! Eye infections, due to irritants or a scratched eye, can be common. I use a dropper to put 1-2 drops of silver in their eye. I do this 2 times a day for 2-3 days (longer if needed). Their eye will be noticeably better after only 1 treatment! One of my cats had allergies, and will develop areas of skin irritation on his body. Depending where the area is, I will either spray Colloidal Silver or apply it with a Q-tip to the irritation once a day. Once I get the irritation under control, I only need to apply it every other day to keep it that way! One of my other cats had been in a fight. Unknown to me, he developed an abscess. When it finally broke open, it was horrible with nasty green pus coming out of it.
I immediately did a Colloidal Silver wash on it, using a medicine syringe to apply the silver. I did this twice a day for the first few days, along with 1 teaspoon of silver internally twice a day. I then reduced both treatments to once a day for a few more days. The abscess quickly cleared up and my cat was back in action! I have a Golden Retriever that will develop ear infections every summer due to excessive swimming. In the past I would treat him with medicine from the vet. He basically would be on this medicine all summer since we have our own pool, and would swim almost every day.
Now I treat him with Colloidal Silver! After he's done swimming for the day, I put 3-4 drops into each ear, massage the base of his ear for a minute or two, then let him shake his head. It has worked. No more infections! My Golden Retriever (90lbs.) also gets Colloidal Silver 3 times a week. I give him approx. 1 1/2-2 tablespoons in his yogurt. There are so many ways that I use Colloidal Silver that I haven't mentioned, due to the fact that I simply don't have enough time right now!
I have found that it's OK to experiment with a dosage to find what works for me because there is no set rule, just common sense. The Colloidal Silver I've spoke about and use is 7-10 ppm concentration and is made with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator which I purchased from www.TheSilver Edge.com.
I love it & consider it to be one of the best investments I've made! Due to my recommendation, a few of my friends have purchased the same generator, and they also are very pleased with their purchase!”
-- Diane L., Erie, MI
Here’s another anecdotal account you might find interesting and helpful:
“I have a friend at work whose dog had a sore that would not heal. She had tried all sorts of things.
I made a bottle of silver for her and she just sprayed it all weekend on the sore every chance she could and it healed so fast she couldn’t believe it!”
-- Steve C., Toronto, Canada
Here’s an account from a reader who helped a co-worker heal his dogs ear infections with colloidal silver:
“I gave some Colloidal Silver to a co-worker because his dog continually would get ear infections, and he couldn't afford the medication from the vet.
His dog no longer gets ear infections. He takes a Q-tip with Colloidal Silver on it and puts it in the dog’s ear. I think he does this 1x per month.“
Here’s a brief account from a reader whose son healed a nasty case of mange on his son’s pet dog:
“My husband and I have been using the colloidal silver on a daily basis - primarily for general good health - noticing the increased energy that we both have been feeling. We brought the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge along with us when we visited our son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons this summer. I was shocked when I saw their dear dog, Pepper, who had the worst case of mange I’ve ever seen. Big areas of skin were bare, scabbed and flaky and she would rub up against the house to scratch her sides from the tortuous itch. Our son told us of all the trips to the vet for different remedies that didn't work. Well, I got some canning jars and distilled water and made some micro-particle colloidal silver that day. I told our son to get a spray bottle to spray her down that evening. He did. The next morning there was a noticeable difference in her skin - almost no flakiness and she looked a lot less miserable. Each day we saw improvement and hair growth. By the end of the week she looked happier and wasn't scratching. Now her coat is perfect and glossy - back to her lovely self.” -- M.S.M. Oklahoma City, OK
And here’s an account of colloidal silver being used to save a Golden Retriever puppy from a bad case of puppy strangles:
“At around 10 weeks old my golden retriever puppy came down with puppy strangles, an auto immune disease that usually is fatal, and if not leaves massive hair loss and scarring about the dogs face. All he did was lay around, I had to carry him out and hold him to go to the bathroom. I took him to the vet, but the prognosis was not good. They gave me antibiotics and told me to hope for the best. I started giving him straight colloidal silver in his water. Each time a bump came up on his face we sprayed it with the silver and the bump would go away. He loved it when we sprayed him and seemed to sense it was helping him. Needless to say as of this writing he is a lean 95 pounds of energy. I know it was micro-particle colloidal silver that saved his life!”
-- Phil D., Des Moines, IA
Colloidal silver is also often used by pet owners to help heal cuts and scratches. For example:
“Our dog tangled with a bear. Its eye was bloody - we sprayed Colloidal Silver - within minutes she was prancing around the barn as if nothing had ever happened. The cow had problems. We put Colloidal Silver in her water - whatever it was is gone!!! The goat had pink eye - Colloidal Silver took care of it.”
-- Gramma Bea Riley, Riley Farms
Some pet owners have even sprayed colloidal silver directly into their pet’s eyes, to help the body heal eye infections.
This is not surprising, as it works for humans as well, as you’ll learn in my short video on using colloidal silver to heal eye infections.
Here’s an anecdotal account from a reader whose cousin used colloidal silver in his dog’s eyes and on the surrounding skin to help heal an infection:
“My cousin came and asked to borrow a bottle of colloidal silver to spray her dog's eyes with it and the surrounding skin infection on its scalp.
She reports to me that the ‘stuff’ was awesome and cleared everything up for her canine friend. All in all, I can't say enough about the benefits that I experience using colloidal silver that I make myself with The Silver Edge Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.
It was an excellent investment well, worth the reasonable price. I was paying $30 a seven ounce bottle in my local health food store for colloidal silver, so the generator paid for itself in no time.” -- DH, Charleston, WV
And here’s a very interesting personal anecdotal account from a reader who travels a lot with her husband in their RV, along with their pet “rescue dog”:
"Our little ‘Rescue Dog’ Buddy, a Jack Russell Terrier, is 7 1/2 years old, weighs 22 lbs, and we've owned him for 2 1/2 years. We are his 3rd owners. We are full time RVers and had been in Washington State for 6 months. When we came to the Mojave Desert area in California, Buddy started feeling ill and was drinking a lot of water and having muscle spasms in his left rear leg. He was also digging at his tail and both sides of his rear quarters as if his skin was dry.
We thought the 90-degree desert heat was the cause. So we took him to a vet in California who prescribed Rimadyl for leg spasms. (Have since found out this might have started kidney problem). We then moved to Tempe, AZ (94+ degrees) and he still wasn't being his ol' Jack Russell self. We took him to a local vet and they did a blood panel. Sugar diabetes was ruled out. The urine test showed he had a kidney infection, and the vet wanted us to get a prescription filled for it (Augmentin). Because calcium was elevated on the blood work, they wanted us to bring him back for more testing and MRIs to see if he "might" have a tumor or kidney stones and to do another biopsy on the fatty place on his right quarter. (We had to think about this, as they wanted another $700 for these procedures and we feel MRIs could cause cancer). We couldn't find the Augmentin at any of the local pharmacies. We were told they would have to order it and it would take about 1 week to get. Rather than wait, I simply increased the amount of colloidal silver I usually gave Buddy, instead. MIRACLE: He is now back to normal and all symptoms are gone. Here's what I did:
Using the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I brewed a one-quart solution for 6 hours, in order to make a 20-ppm concentration. I then gave him a bowl with 1/2 cup of colloidal silver by itself each day for 4 days, and a 20 oz. water dish with 1-2 tablespoons of the colloidal silver in it.
Buddy actually preferred the colloidal silver bowl to his water bowl when he wasn't feeling good.
The colloidal silver in his water bowl helps to keep it fresh and we do this every day anyway. Some days I would mix ¼ cup colloidal silver with his dry and wet food (Blue Buffalo) if I felt he hadn't gotten enough that day. That's what did the trick!”
-- Margie and Virgil B., RV travelers
And here’s a reader who says he has become adept at saving parvo-infected puppies using colloidal silver:
“Also had a litter of puppies to come down with Parvo.
I lost 2 of them before I realized what they had. I then started pouring full syringes of colloidal silver down the throats of the other 4 puppies, and saved them.
(My friend had told me to try the colloidal silver on the puppies).
I have since saved several more dogs with parvo.
I then bought my own colloidal silver generator so I could make colloidal silver and have it on hand whenever I needed it. After all, theconsistency of health food store brands were a joke, from one brand to another.”
-- Alton from Mississippi
Now here’s an interesting use for colloidal silver and pets I’d have never thought of, myself; it apparently eliminates pet urine odor from carpets:
“I am VERY happy to report back that colloidal silver ELIMINATES pet urine odor! I recently discovered this after adding 2 new pets to the household. Unfortunately, both dogs (male and female) are particularly fond of marking on the carpet in my home office. For the first time I decided to give the carpet the smell test after cleaning. It LOOKED clean, but I could still smell what had been there; no wonder dogs go back to the same spot(s) with their sophisticated noses. So, I had an idea to try colloidal silver and sprayed the carpet with it after cleaning it -- it WORKED!!! Absolutely NO ODOR remained on the carpet. I was stunned! Don't know why I didn't think of it before. Never again will I buy commercial odor eliminators. Best of all, I can make all the colloidal silver that I want, anytime I want, CHEAP with my Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator. (It is shocking to see how much certain manufacturers -- you know who they are -- charge per ounce of their product.) Thank you for making a real and affordable micro-particle generator!
-- K.M., Oregon
Here’s a personal anecdotal account from a retired American Kennel Club judge, who used colloidal silver to help heal her pet’s sore, swollen mouth after a veterinary dental procedure:
“I’m 88 years old now, and retired from judging AKC shows all over the world. For years, I have made my own colloidal silver and am convinced this is why I’ve never had a cold or flu for many years. I just take a swallow each evening before I go to bed. Because I live alone, I decided now was a good time to get a house companion. I know have a 4 ½ lb. AKC registered Papillion. She was mostly grown when I got her and no problems until recently, when she developed a mouth infection. After many trips to the vet’s office, all of her teeth were pulled except 3 eye teeth. Her mouth was so sore and swollen. The vet wanted to put her on antibiotics. It’s impossible to give pills to a tiny dog with such a sore mouth.So I picked up all her water dishes and only gave her colloidal silver to drink. After a week, I gave her regular water during the day, but colloidal silver at night for another few days. It’s been a couple weeks now and she is back to normal doing fine. Since she can’t chew, I cut her food into small pieces. Without the colloidal silver, I know I would not have her today.” -- F. Hogan, Rockford, IL
Reader Cindy S. says colloidal silver always surpasses the results she expects when used to help heal wounds on horses, dogs and cats:
“I have used colloidal silver for myself and my horses, dogs and cats. It has always surpassed the results I was expecting.
I was dealing with some awful wounds with the animals and colloidal silver was so incredibly effective with the healing process.
I have fibromyalgia and I take silver every day. I feel so much... better. Less fatigue, less pain, more memory and no depression, my irritable bowel syndrome has been helped as well.”-- Cindy S.
Here’s an account from a gentleman who used colloidal silver to help heal some serious health issues afflicting his pet Golden Retriever:
"We have a golden retriever that could barely walk a year ago, limping and could not climb stairs to get back in the house, terrible odor in his ears.
I suspected it might be a fungus so I started putting about four ounces of homemade colloidal silver in his water dish, in about a week or so he was like a new dog.
He is about nine ...now and other than being overweight he is in good shape. Also anytime we start to show signs of getting a cold we take a shot of colloidal silver and no cold." -- Jeff S.
And here’s an account from a lady who says colloidal silver is helping heal a cancerous lesion on her friend’s pet poodle:
“My friend’s 12 year old poodle, Susie, had a cancerous lesion about three inches wide. She had surgery but the veterinarian said he couldn’t promise anything because they couldn’t get all of the cancer out. After about six months the cancer grew back again, but this time it was huge. The veterinarian said he couldn’t do anything more. The tumor was too big. They could do expensive radiation, but there was no guarantee of results. The best thing would be to put Susie to sleep, according to the veterinarian. The cancerous lesion that developed at the site of the tumor soon started getting full of pus and we had to cut away dead, necrotizing flesh every day. You could smell the dead flesh all of the way across the room. Susie was in so much pain she would no longer eat at all, and lost all of her playfulness and looked like she just wanted to die. That’s when we started using the micro-particle colloidal silver, spraying it directly into the cancerous lesion three times a day. At first, she started dripping water and blood from the lesion. But slowly, after about a month of the daily colloidal silver treatments, the red, inflamed areas began to heal, the water and blood drippings cleared up, and the cancerous lesion began to close up. There was no more dead flesh, and the awful smell of dead flesh completely went away. Susie’s pain also seems to have vanished, and she has begun to regain her old playful nature. Plus, she’s regained her appetite with a vengeance. It looks as if the colloidal silver treatment is going to completely heal her at this point.” -- Anna Jovel, NV
Finally, here’s an in-depth account from a dog lover who used colloidal silver to save her puppy from the dreaded Parvo virus:
“I regularly give our dogs colloidal silver. I sometimes add it to their water or just put a bowl of straight colloidal silver into their bowl.
I find it interesting that that they will always drink out of the bowl that has the colloidal silver in it first, instead of the one that has just water, and they will actually line up to drink out of that bowl.
My dogs get hotspot. I use a makeup remover pad and spray colloidal silver on it and dab the affected area for a couple of minutes. I let it dry and then rub organic coconut oil on the area. Another good thing to use as well, is a natural witch hazel astringent, it helps dry it out.
If my dogs get weepy red eyes, I put a couple of drops of colloidal silver in each eye 3 times a day, and wipe each eye with a fresh swab soaked in colloidal silver. You will notice an improvement immediately, but do this for 3 days and it will be cleared.Our 8 month old pup became very ill with the Parvo Virus. I put 30 - 40 ml of colloidal silver into a plastic syringe and squirted it down his throat around every hour all through the day and night, for the first couple of days.
He wouldn't drink anything from a bowl, but he would drink it from the syringe.
I also very slowly, injected some up his backside (the quickest way to get something to reach the gut)
After around the second day, he was able to drink and keep his fluids down. I kept his bowl filled with straight colloidal silver and he continually drank it and kept it down.
It took around 10 days for him to recover, but recover he did.
Our pups breeder has cured many of her young pups that have contracted Parvo using colloidal silver.
This was my first experience with Parvo. I followed my breeder’s instructions on how to use the colloidal silver and...well the rest is history
Our pup is now 19 months old and a thriving 60 kilo boy with a natural immunity to Parvo.”
-- Robyn G.
Quite interesting, don’t you think?
Colloidal silver seems to have such a broad variety of uses for dogs in terms of keeping them healthy and disease-free. But let’s not forget about cats…
For Cat Lovers, Too!
Colloidal silver isn’t just for dog lovers. Many cat lovers have found colloidal silver to be indispensible to the health and well-being of their pets, as well.
Here’s how one cat lover uses colloidal silver to help keep his cats in tip-top health:
“I keep a bottle of it with an eyedropper on my table next to my chair while watching TV or films. When they hear that bottle open and smell the contents, two of my cats immediately jump up on my lap and open their mouths to receive it... One of the cats had cancer 3 - 4 years ago and my Vet said she was terminal needed to be put down.
Not to be put off by his prognosis, I treated her daily with 3 doses of CSW and 3 doses of Flor*Essence tea for a period of 3 - 4 months to cure her cancer - and it did cure her. She is now well, lively and loves her daily mouthfuls of CSW! She knows... As do my other felines, how good CSW is for all of them.” -- John, Jamesville, NY
And another cat lover explains how he was able to help heal Feline Infectious Peritonitis, using colloidal silver when all other remedies failed:
“Using the standard colloidal silver concentration produced during a three-hour generation from our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, we have successfully ‘cured’ two different infections that conventional medicine has not consistently addressed. In particular, ‘Bruiser’, our Japanese Bobtail cat, was sentenced to certain death by a local vet who declared that the kitty's illness indicated by lab tests was FIP (feline infectious peritonitis) and was incurable.
Three other vets confirmed the FIP and the death sentence, including an area alternative medicine vet who refused my suggestion to try colloidal silver, and "abused" the kitty with vitamin shots (to no avail). For the first few months after Bruiser's veterinarians failed to address FIP, my wife and I gave him an eyedropper full (approximately 1 teaspoon) several times daily. His appetite improved quickly and he started playing with his sister again, so we reduced the dosage to several times a week. Bruiser is now another five years older (total six+ years) and is well and healthy. We occasionally fill an eye dropper and give him a "drink" if he seems to be feeling lethargic. We feel that colloidal silver performed miraculously, where conventional "cat medicine" and veterinarians failed the" test". Two young teens in our neighborhood find the same formula very effective in controlling their acne. The best testimony stems from their respective mothers coming back for more!” -- Dale Tenny, CO
Here’s an anecdotal account of colloidal silver helping a sick cat that was coughing up smelly fur balls in the house, possibly from a tummy infection:
“I need to tell you about my cat. She was sick when we got her as a kitten, having ringworm and cat flu, so she had to be put on heaps of antibiotics to make her better. As time went on she was coughing up more and more fur balls until it became a once a week thing, she brought a fur ball up on my daughter’s bed once and the horrible smell went through all the sheets and blanket and would have gone onto the mattress if I didn't have a plastic sheet on it. She was also bringing up her cat biscuits once a week or fortnight as well. I went on the Internet and found out that coughing up fur balls was an INBALANCE OF INTESTINAL FLORA (probably caused by the antibiotics), not breaking down the fur ball so she could pass it through her stool.
So I started to give her a teaspoon of silver in her water instead, and since then – NO fur balls being coughed up and no food being brought up either and she is looking so healthy, it’s amazing. Colloidal Silver is the best stuff in the world, and buying a silver machine was one of the best health investments I have made. Thanks for the great informative website.” -- Denise
Here’s an account of colloidal silver being used in a cat’s eyes, to help clear up a case of feline herpes of the eyes:
"Hi Steve: I have been a supporter of your work for nearly 15 years, and I have used Colloidal Silver for over 30 years without a single problem, EVER!
I have cleared up feline herpes in a cat's eyes, and have prevented infection from countless cuts, post surgery, for other injuries sustained during daily life.
It is the safest and best antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-viral that I have ever used, as opposed to the pricey, worthless, side effects loaded junk that the pharmaceutical companies promote.
So, if anyone has any doubt about using natural Colloidal Silver in place of chemicals, think again. This works, with zero side effects." -- Dr. Kathleen Olsson Nelson, RN, BA, MA, PhD, PhD, FSNPM, FCH., Clinical Psychologist and Nutritional Consultant
This cat lover used colloidal silver to keep the water fresh in a large water fountain her cats regularly drank out of, and had an unexpected healing result with a cat that had gum problems:
“Another important use is for my cats. I add silver to their water dishes and to the large water fountain in the living room.
Not only do I no longer scrub mold out of the fountain, the cats drink at that fountain too and I know they are healthier for it. As a matter of fact, one cat had gum problems, which have disappeared. Thanks for a great product!” -- Jan R., Northglenn, CO
This reader was able to save his cat’s life from a “horrible bladder infection” simply by putting some in the cat’s water bowl:
"Colloidal silver has saved my cat's life! He developed a horrible bladder infection that the antibiotics from the vet didn't really clear up.
We put straight colloidal silver in his water bowl and within a couple of days saw marked improvement.
He had a flare up a few months later which we attacked only with CS, and he hasn't had a problem since!
This stuff is really good!"
This reader uses colloidal silver successfully on both her family’s dogs and cats:
"My mom and dad were going away for the weekend and noticed on their way out that the outdoor cat was in bad shape, very lethargic and very sick.
They figured she would be dead when they returned. However, they filled up the water bowl with colloidal silver and went on their way.
When they returned the water bowl was completely empty and the cat was her old healthy self again. They were amazed, as I had just told them about the recommendation to use it on pets a short time before that.
We have used colloidal silver on our cat for severe bladder infection and on our German Shepherd for sores on the tips of his ears. Both uses were successful!"-- Julie F.
And here’s another unusual pet use for colloidal silver, which I’d have never thought of myself:
“The cats in my neighborhood every year have used my front door for target practice, spraying, marking their territory. I've tried everything, the smell would not leave.
So I tried the colloidal silver in a sprayer and 15 minutes later, fresh as a daisy. Two weeks later they have NOT re-marked their territory. Totally astounding!
I just love my Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator. Thanks for all you do!”
-- Doug G.
Here’s another interesting account from a cat lover who has learned how to prevent infections in the eyes of newborn kittens with colloidal silver:
"One of the uses that we use CS for is on our cats. We have outside cats that have never seen a vet.
Before colloidal silver was being used their health was marginal. Kittens in the past would have these serious eye infections shortly after birth.
But by using colloidal silver spray on the two most recent litters of kittens, the infections were under control on the 1st group (they were born just before we got our generator) and the second, most recent litter, there were no infections at all.
We started spraying their eyes about 2 weeks after birth. B.T.W., the females are spayed now---no more litters----but we use CS in all of the catsfood (about a tbsp. per bowl) twice a day. They are looking great!!!!!"
Here’s a testimonial from the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook.
Carol L. posted about treating her 15 lb. cat for a bladder infection that was so bad, the veterinarian wasn’t able to cure it with $325 worth of treatment and antibiotics.
Here’s what she said:
“I gave my cat 1 teaspoon of silver orally, from a syringe, for 3 days.
I then put four ounces of silver in about 4 cups of drinking water for 10 days.
Whooo hoooo! Bladder infection gone. Thank you for your suggestions ♥”
Here’s another great anecdotal account from a member of the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook:
“I had kittens with a virus. The vet said it was terminal, so they put one of my kittens down and did tests.
I then had another get sick so I put them on colloidal silver. The next day it was running around like normal again.
Great product. Now all my animals are on colloidal silver.”
-- Carolynne M
And here’s a testimonial from a member of the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook who healed her cat’s eye infection:
“My cat had an eye infection. I put colloidal silver drops in it twice a day and I put a bowl of colloidal silver beside her water dish.
I saw her drinking from the colloidal silver bowl several times.
I am very happy to say her eye infection is cured. She didn't even fight when I put the drops in her eye. (I tried it in my eyes first and it seems to sooth them).”
-- Carol W
Here’s another account from a member of the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook who says he was able to stop his cat’s diarrhea using colloidal silver:
“I started using colloidal silver for my 2 cats & 2 kittens who had been suffering from diarrhea for the past 4 months.
I had tried everything the vet prescribed as well as anti-diarrhea meds form the pet shop, & nothing worked.
After 8 days of twice a day doses, skip 1 week, & do it again. I used 4 drops of 30ppm colloidal silver, twice a day for both cats & kittens.
I am thankfully able to say they have no more diarrhea!”
-- Mauri B
But colloidal silver is not just for dogs and cats. It works wonders for other pets, as well, as these experienced colloidal silver users attest:
Reptile Owners, Listen Up!
Here’s a fascinating account from a reptile breeder who uses colloidal silver to heal his pet reptiles of upper respiratory infections:
"I own one of your Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generators, which I highly recommend for reptile breeders because it is so cost effective for treating multiple animals.
I've been breeding reptiles for more than 20 years. And in the past 4 years I’ve used colloidal silver to successfully treat many types of infections. In fact, everything from respiratory to skin infections.
I had a Costa Rican boa constrictor with a respiratory infection that I treated by putting colloidal silver into a ultrasonic humidifier, which I then put into the cage with the snake and let it run for about an hour, twice a day.
I also put colloidal silver in the water bowl (50/50/mix water to colloidal silver) as part of the treatment. The water was changed every other day and replaced with fresh silver water mix.
In about three days I saw improvement. In less two weeks the snake was breathing normally and the infection was gone.
I stopped using the humidifier, but I continued adding colloidal silver to the snake’s water bowl for an additional week.
I have also treated skin infections on snakes and lizard with a mix of colloidal silver poured in some aloe gel.
I simply apply the gel to the wound 3 to 4 times a day. The results were always positive and the healing was usually rapid.”
Speaking of reptiles and colloidal silver, my wife, Kathy, healed her pet desert tortoise, King Tut, of a nasty upper respiratory infection with colloidal silversimply by soaking his food in colloidal silver each day for several weeks!
Horses Lovers Love Colloidal Silver, Too!
Yes, even horse lovers have found colloidal silver to be indispensible when it comes to keeping horses healthy and infection-free.
Here’s what just a few horse lovers have written to tell me:
“I use the colloidal silver for many things. I'm a farrier and I give it to customers for clearing up thrush in horse’s feet. It has controlled chronic infections in a number of horses I treat.
It’s been successful in treating summer itch which is a fungal infection that horses get in warmer weather.
I use it myself for athlete’s foot, skin injuries, as a mouth wash, and just about any external injury.
Thank you for providing the endless opportunities and uses for your product.” -- Philip S., Littlerock, CA
And reader “Sherri” concurs that colloidal silver works wonderfully for fungal infections and other related conditions in horses. She writes:
“My Clydesdale, Taz, got a type of fungus under his feathers on his legs. This happens because the feathers -- hair -- is so long on Clydesdales legs that the hair creates a wet, dark, warm environment for microbes and other things like that to grow.
I would spray Colloidal Silver on his legs/feathers on day, and the next day the fungus was already healing. During wet weather season I did this 1x per week. He never got fungus again on his legs. I also gave some Colloidal Silver to a cousin of mine that had a Clydesdale with the same problem. But, her horse was so severe she spent 1000's of dollars on antibiotics from the vet that did not work.
When I found out about her horse’s problem I told her to use Colloidal Silver. She used it and could not believe that she spent all that money, when all she had to do was use Colloidal Silver instead. If I, or any of my animals, ever get cut or scratched I put Colloidal Silver on it, and usually by the next day healing has begun. One of my horses foundered and the infection was so bad in his feet that pus was coming from around the corna band. I used Colloidal Silver daily on that area. It was just amazing how the Colloidal Silver helped the infection. Finally, I also give Colloidal Silver to a friend of mine that has 75 horses. She uses it when any of her horses get bit, kicked, or cut. She loves it. She doesn't have to call a vet, and I get to help out a friend.”
Here’s an account from a lady who says she cured her horse of moon blindness using colloidal silver:
"My list of uses for colloidal silver are long. I started reading about colloidal silver when my horse acquired moon blindness. The vet said there was no cure and she would probably eventually lose both eyes.
I couldn't accept it so I went looking for a cure. I suspected the mare had some auto immune issues and I read the people had used colloidal silver for this. I first purchased colloidal silver from an individual that made it. The eye went from being blue and nasty (she couldn't see out of it) to eventually becoming clear.
We used colloidal silver off and on for about a year and a half. We haven't given her any for over a year and a half and you would never know that she ever had had issues with moon blindness.
I spent $400 at the vet before discovering colloidal silver. I now have my own generator and use it on the horses all the time.
My husband and I take it when we are starting to come down with viruses. I am a teacher and in spite of the fact that I am with kids all day I haven't been sick for years. I could write a book on the things I have cured with it!" -- Sheila S.
Believe it or not, we’ve barely scratched the surface of colloidal silver’s many healing uses for pets. Here are some more:
Colloidal Silver for Tropical Fish
I also know of aquarium owners who use colloidal silver to cure their infected fish of “ich” (i.e., “white spot disease”) and other infections common to aquarium fish, simply by adding a teaspoon or so of colloidal silver to the aquarium water (10 gallons) every few days.
There’s even a patent application online that explains one way of using colloidal silver to help keep aquarium fish healthy and infection-free. It states:
“This is a method of treating a wide range of skin lesions in tropical and decorative fish in which the animals to be treated are exposed to dilute suspensions of colloidal silver.
During the course of treatment, colloidal silver is added periodically to the aquarium in which the fish lives, so that the water therein has a silver concentration on the order of 1 ppb.
A suitable treatment procedure entails adding 1 teaspoon of colloidal silver which contains about 6 ppm of silver to 10 gallons of aquarium water every other day.
This treatment has been found effective in healing some fish, even those with rather large wounds in a matter of days.
If a longer treatment period is required, then the colloidal silver addition is continued at the same rate and then 50% of the water is changed once a week, until the lesions(s) have healed.
It was also found that acteria and virus skin problems could be prevented by having silver colloidal concentrations of 0.3 – 0.5 ppm in the aquarium water.”
I’ve also heard from bird owners (Parakeets, Cockatiels, etc.) who have used colloidal silver to cure their birds of infections simply by putting some in their little water trough, and spraying it directly onto their feathers with a fine mist pump spray bottle.
Colloidal Silver and Farm Animals
I’ve had farmers and ranchers tell me they’ve been able to reduce the antibiotic drugs given to their cows and pigs by up to 65% simply by adding colloidal silver to their water troughs.
This reader claims giving her farm animals a daily dose of colloidal silver, as well as her dogs and cats, has resulted in no vet bills in several years:
“All of our farm animals get a daily dose of this as well. Dogs & Cats too!! NO vet bills in 2 years!!” -- Lori F., Rockdale, TX
(Not surprisingly, however, the FDA admonishes farm owners NOT to give colloidal silver to animals. You can read about that in my article “FDA WarnsAgainst the Use of Colloidal Silver for Farm Animals (And Pets)!”)
There’s lots, lots more, as well.
For example, here’s a brief account from a gentleman who used colloidal silver to heal an Alpaca (resembles a small llama) that had a bad case of diarrhea:
“We had an Alpaca with the ‘runs,’ so we gave him 3 oz. of colloidal silver orally 3 times a day for 2 days, and it cleared everything up.
We also put colloidal silver into the dog’s water, and they’ve never had any health problem.”
-- J.H.K., Maricopa, AZ
The bottom line is that once pet and farm animal owners discover the many healing and infection-fighting wonders of colloidal silver, it tends to become an indispensible part of their nutritional arsenal against pet infections and diseases of all sorts.
[Of course, for serious pet issues always consult your local veterinarian first. Your pets are precious. And losing valuable time can result in more serious-than-necessary consequences.]