Using Colloidal Silver for Dogs
Unless you are tapped into the holistic health realm, you may not have heard much about colloidal silver. Or, you may know about the uses of colloidal silver for people, but haven’t considered it as a treatment for your pet. Either way, this miracle treatment may seem shrouded in mystery, but it doesn’t have to be. Colloidal silver can help with a range of ailments and is a holistic alternative to some medications.
Remember, the FDA doesn’t allow us to make definitive claims about the effects of any supplements, including colloidal silver. The FDA would also like me to remind you that I am not a licensed veterinarian, and you should consult your veterinarian before starting any treatment.
What is Colloidal Silver?
Colloidal silver has been used for hundreds of years as a medical treatment. It is made by submerging tiny particles of silver into a solution. These particles are so small that you can’t even see them, but because they are so small, they are supposed to be able to penetrate cells and thwart pathogens.
What is Colloidal Silver Used For?
There are many uses for colloidal silver. It has antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, and can be used for a variety of ailments. I use colloidal silver to treat a range of issues in my pets. From ear infections to boosting their immune systems, colloidal silver is one of my go-to treatments.
Colloidal silver can be used to treat:
- Ear infections
- Fungal skin infections
- Bacterial infections
- Yeast infections
- Eye infections
- Respiratory infections
- Skin allergies
How is Colloidal Silver Administered?
Colloidal silver is fairly versatile in the ways that it can be administered. You can safely administer it by putting it in your pets water or wet food, directly into their mouth, through a nebulizer, and even directly into their ears and eyes. Depending on the severity of the ear or eye infection, you may find it beneficial to apply it to the ears or eyes and have the pet ingest orally.
Small dogs can safely ingest around 5 mL two to three times per day. Large dogs can ingest up to 10 mL two to three times per day.
You can use colloidal silver to cleanse wounds by applying it directly to the wound using a cotton swab or rag. Some brands even come in a spray bottle so you can spray directly onto the skin.
Remember, if you are applying colloidal silver, or any other treatment (like CBD salves) you should try to get down to the underlying cause of the issue, which could be environmental or an allergy to their food.
Is Colloidal Silver Safe for Dogs?
Colloidal silver has several potential benefits, but just like when you or your pet takes an antibiotic, there is a risk that the good bacteria in the gut will be eliminated, which can cause diarrhea and other problems. Make sure to give your pet a prebiotic and probiotic to keep their gut health in check, and talk to your vet about how to keep their digestive system healthy while using colloidal silver.
You should also monitor how often and how much you are administering colloidal silver to wounds, because too much could cause delays in healing. However, as long as you are following recommended serving/dosing size, your pet should be okay.
You should also take care when choosing the brand of colloidal silver you will use, because just like when choosing a CBD company, it is important that you trust the ingredients and know exactly what you are getting.
Remember: colloidal silver is safe for pets and people, but you should fully read the instructions and talk to your holistic veterinarian before starting use.
About Angela Ardolino
Angela Ardolino is a holistic pet expert who has been caring for animals for over 20 years and operates a rescue farm, Fire Flake Farm, in Florida. She is also the owner of Beautify the Beast, a natural pet salon and shop. After getting her certificate in Medical Cannabis Biology and Therapeutic use from the University of Vermont School of Medicine, she founded CBD Dog Health to provide high quality, all-natural medical cannabis products designed specifically for pets. Angela has seven dogs, Odie a 12-year-old mini-schnauzer, Nina an 8-year-old Doberman. Jolene a 7-year-old mutt, Maza a 7-year-old mutt, Rhemi an 8-year-old poodle, Potato a 15-year-old shih-tzu, and Miss Daisie a 15-year-old black lab, plus 4-10 more at any time she is fostering or boarding. She uses Full Spectrum Hemp Extract on all her pets at her rescue farm every day, and has since 2016. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, the Veterinary Cannabis Association and has trained hundreds medical doctors and veterinarians about the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis on animals. Visit www.angelaardolino.com for more information.