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Colloidal Silver
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Colloidal silver is a natural solution comprised of tiny, almost microscopic, particles of silver floating in the water. The size of the particles is about 0.001 to 0.1 microns in diameter. 

When you study history, you’ll find that silver has been used for a long time to treat various ailments. Humans have been known to use it as an anti-infection agent. During the 20th century, doctors used silver foil to bandage surgical incisions. Silver vessels were used to keep food and water fresh.

Thus, colloidal silver with about 99.9% pure silver seems to be perfect for medicinal purposes.

As you are already aware, bacteria, fungi, and viruses are all living organisms that rely on oxygen for their metabolic processes. Generally, they use an enzyme to allow the use and processing of Oxygen. However, the silver ions in the silver colloidal solution attack this enzyme and weaken it from within. Consequently, these pathogens are unable to utilize oxygen and eventually die.

Colloidal silver for dogs possesses various uses. In fact, you can consider it a cure-all solution for all your problems. Once again, we recommend that you contact and consult your vet first. However, here are the best uses of colloidal silver as a medicine for your dog:

1. Infections

The most common use of colloidal silver for dogs happens to be as an antibiotic. The medicine can be used to fight off all kinds of infections. This is due to its amazing capability of fighting and suffocating viruses, bacteria,and fungi. The best part is that you can use it as preventative medicine as well as a regular disinfectant for your dog’s toys and home.

2. Ears

For those poor dogs that suffer from ear infections, colloidal silver comes in as a savior. You can simply use it as a liquid just like you would use any regular ear drops. However, do not use too much of it. Silver is known to destroy all kinds of cells and not just bacterial ones.

3. Yeast Infection

This tends to be an inflammatory skin condition in dogs where the fungus attacks their skin. The infection can be quite irritating and colloidal silver tends to help defeat the fungus. It is the perfect treatment for yeast infection. However, there is not a lot of scientific research to back up these claims. Thus, it is as likely to hurt as it is to help.

4. Skin

You can use colloidal silver in the form of a topical ointment to fight against skin infections. There are also various sprays available for dogs. The silver is soothing and helps to repair any tissue damage. Ringworm, burns,and wounds can be effectively treated with this solution.

Furthermore, the solution can even prevent excessive itchiness and skin allergies.

5. Eyes

Colloidal silver is quite gentle and does not sting. This is what makes it the perfect medication for the eyes. You can use it against all kinds of eye infections such as pink eye and even for allergies. Simply drop the solution into the eyes.

6. Lungs

This versatile medicine, due to its soothing nature, can be used for almost all kinds of problems. This includes any respiratory problems such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and asthma. You can use it in the form of a mist with a nebulizer.

What Ailments Does It Fight?

The above uses may have confused you a little bit. You might want to know exactly which ailments it fights. To help you assure yourself, here is a list of the most common ailments for which you can use colloidal silver for dogs:

  • Any viral, fungal, or bacterial infections
  • Respiratory diseases such as Bronchitis and asthma
  • Digestive issues
  • Fever and cough
  • Thyroid problems
  • Lyme disease
  • Skin allergies
  • Wounds
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
  • Parasites
  • Yeast infection
  • Ulcers
  • Ringworm
  • Diarrhea
  • And many others

Additional Benefits of Colloidal Silver in Canines

The main benefit that the solution provides your dog is treating him for various ailments. However, that’s not all it can do. It can actually boost his immune system and help him fight off any pathogens or toxins. The best part? The solution is all-natural and you don’t have to worry about flooding your dog’s body with a ton of toxins.

Here are a few additional benefits that colloidal silver offers your dog:

1. Cleans and Disinfects

Silver is a powerful cleaning agent. It is perfect for disinfecting and preventing pathogens. You can use the colloidal solution to clean your dog’s toys and sleeping area. Let’s face it! Your dog runs around in a lot of muck. While you may bathe your dog, it might be harder to properly clean his sleeping area. Water and soap just won’t do. The silver colloidal solution can help you disinfect floors and surfaces quickly and easily.

2. Stomach Pains

You might love your furry friend, but he can often be stubborn. You’ll find him chewing on stuff he shouldn’t and even eating inedible objects such as grass and dirt. It may get you angry and you might be in the mood to tell him off but the minute you see him clutching his tummy, all the anger seems to fade away.

But, how to make the stomach pain fade away? Easy! Use the colloidal silver solution and mix it into his water bowl. It can help soothe his stomach and can even help if he gets diarrhea. 

3. Removes Odors

Pet odors are caused by particles of urine and feces. If your dog loves marking his territory by the couch, it can result in a lot of pesky odors within the house. Luckily, the colloidal silver solution can help you clean your floors and carpet as well as get rid of any odors in the house.

4. Prevents Diseases 

Most man-made antibiotics are merely used to treat infections. However, colloidal silver for dogs is actually unique. It can also help you prevent any future infections or diseases. Furthermore, it helps to boost up your dog’s immune system so your dog can fight off the toughest of pathogens easily.

Dosage and Methods

Always remember that no two dogs are the same. What might be sufficient for one dog may be toxic for the other. So, we recommend that you consult your vet about the exact dosages or treatment method for your dog. All in all, you can use colloidal silver in a number of ways owing to its variety of uses.

1. Topical Use

You can use the colloidal silver solution in a spray bottle and use a cotton swab to clean the inflicted area. Topical use is recommended when your dog has any bites, wounds, or skin ailments. Since it doesn’t sting or burn, you can use it as a compress.

2. Inhaler

To treat any respiratory or breathing problems, we recommend that you nebulize the solution and turn into fine mist. For effective treatment, use it on your dog three times a day for about 15 minutes.

3. Ear Drops

You can use the solution in the form of an ear drop solution as well. Generally, we recommend that you use it for about 10 days to treat an ear infection. Not only does it cure the infection, but it also prevents the infection from growing back.

4. Eye Drops

Similarly, they can also be used as eye drops. Since it doesn’t sting, you can apply it to the eyes directly. We recommend that you go with about three drops into the infected eyes daily.

5. Oral Dose

We highly recommend that you use the colloidal solution mixed with his regular water. You can try feeding it to him via a spoon. However, it is likely that he will struggle and refuse to drink the strange substance. Thus, it is much better that you simply place a few drops of the solution into his water bowl.

The solution almost has no taste, so your dog is less likely to notice a difference.

The dosage is highly dependent on the size of the dog. As we already mentioned, what might be a sufficient dose for a bigger dog can turn into a toxic dose for a smaller one.

Generally, we recommend that you with the following doses:

  • 2 to 10 lbs. – 2-3 drops
  • 11 to 25 lbs.– 4-5 drops
  • Li26 to 40 lbs. – 0.25 tsp
  • 41 to 55 lbs. – 0.5 tsp
  • 41 to 55 lbs. – 0.5 tsp
  • 56 to 80 lbs.– 0.75 tsp
  • 101 to 150 lbs. – 1.25 tsp
  • 151 to 200 lbs. and over – 1.5 tsp

The general preventative dose per day is once. However, if your dog is already dealing with a disease, then we recommend that you increase the dose up to two-three times a day. Also, note that the treatment should only be given for 10 days.