15 Healing, Money-Saving Colloidal Silver Pet Benefits
Pets enhance the lives of their owners in many ways, giving comfort and joy as they become part of the very family unit itself.
Properly cared for, your pets can give you years of love, pleasure and service. But keeping them healthy can be time-consuming and expensive.
That’s why every pet owner needs to know about the astonishing healing and infection-fighting qualities of colloidal silver, and how it can be such an unexpected boon to both pet health and to your wallet, as well…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
Having colloidal silver on hand can save you tons of money by preventing unnecessary visits to the vet when your pet has a cut, burn, scratch or minor infection.
That’s because colloidal silver is a natural liquid mineral supplement that just happens to have some powerful healing and infection-fighting qualities. It not only heals infections, and prevents cuts, burns and scratches from becoming infected, but it also boosts immunity and helps reduce inflammation.
If you’re new to colloidal silver usage, be sure to read the short article, A Colloidal Silver Primer, for a quick overview of its many well-known healing benefits for humans. Believe it or not, those very same healing benefits apply to animals, as well.
Safe for Animals?
In just a moment we’ll take a look at 15 different ways colloidal silver can be used to enhance the health and well-being of your pets and save BIG money in veterinarian bills at the same time. But first, let’s take a quick look at the issue of safety:
Is colloidal silver safe for animals? Yes. In fact, the most recent clinical research demonstrates that colloidal silver is perfectly safe for animals even when used in very high concentrations for short periods of time.
For example, in a clinical study titled “An Evaluation of Acute Toxicity of Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles,” researchers tested mice for acute oral toxicity, eye irritation, corrosion and dermal toxicity in relationship to exposure to silver. Surprisingly, they found that even at extremely high levels of 2,000 ppm (a normal concentration is 10-20 ppm), no harm was found.
The researchers wrote, “…these findings suggest that colloidal silver nanoparticles could be relatively safe when administered to oral, eye and skin of the animal models for short periods of time.”
In another clinical study on animals, titled “Genotoxicity, Acute Oral and Dermal Toxicity, Eye and Dermal Irritation and Corrosion, and Skin Sensitization Evaluation of Silver Nanoparticles,” researchers found that colloidal silver nanoparticles, even at relatively high concentrations, do not induce cell toxicity, genotoxicity or abnormal signs of mortality in animals.
In fact, there was no oral or dermal toxicity. There was no acute eye or dermal irritation of corrosion, and extremely low skin sensitization. In other words, whether the silver was used internally or topically, it showed no signs of toxicity or harm.
The bottom line is that the safety profile of colloidal silver for animals – like humans -- is quite good, even when higher concentrations are being used for short periods of time.
As one reader recently stated:
“Our long-haired dog drops food particles and sand from his beard into his water bowl every time he drinks. So we add a tablespoon of colloidal silver each time we change out his water.
It keeps the water crystal clear for at least double the usual time. Even when the food particles accumulate in the drinking water, we know the water will still be safe for our dogs to drink until we change it out again.”
As an aside, here’s a tip from an experienced colloidal silver user who cured her dog’s mouth infection by adding colloidal silver to the water bowl:
I live alone, I decided now was a good time to get a house companion. I now
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.
In short, adding colloidal silver to your pet’s water bowl is a simple way to keep the water fresher and fully disinfected for at least twice as long. And it can provide amazing healing benefits to your pet, as well.
#3: Keep Pet Bedding Disinfected With Colloidal Silver -- Your pet mats, mattresses and blankets are among the most “germy” articles in your home. In fact, over the course of time, dust and dirt that can accumulate on pet bedding will mix with pet dander, hair, body oils, saliva and other pet fluids (i.e., squirts, leaks, etc.) and act as perfect mediums for the growth and spread of potentially harmful bacteria.
Naturally, you can either machine or hand-wash your pet bedding. But let’s face it: As much as we all love our pets, we often forget to wash and clean their bedding as often as we should. And that leaves us (and our pets) wide open to the spread of infectious microbes in the home.
Thankfully, between washings, you can slow down the growth and spread of microbes on your pet’s mats, mattresses and blankets simply by spraying them with a little bit of colloidal silver. Just add colloidal silver to a pump spray bottle, and very lightly “mist” your pet’s bedding once every two or three days, allowing the bedding items to air dry afterwards. The added silver will go to work killing microbes and thus preventing them from being spread throughout your home. Colloidal silver will also deodorize your pet bedding as it disinfects it of potentially harmful microbes.
Because colloidal silver has been demonstrated in clinical study after clinical study to be anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral, using it on pet mats, mattresses and blankets will not only help curtail the growth and spread of such microbes in your home, but will also help prevent infectious illness from spreading to your animals and your family.
Spraying your pet’s bedding with colloidal silver will also help deter mold and fungus from growing in your pet’s sleeping area.
Two added tips: Naturally, if you have a cat, be sure to spray the litter box each day with colloidal silver to help neutralize any microbial growth and buildup (and to keep the smell down). And no matter which kind of pet you have, if that pet has toys you should spray them lightly with colloidal silver as well, from time-to-time, in order to help stop unwanted microbes from colonizing and spreading.
#4: Clear Up Ear Infections In Pets With Colloidal Silver -- Clearing up ear infections in pets is easy, thanks to colloidal silver. You can see how people use colloidal silver to stop earaches and infections in the short video at this link. The very same principle works for pets, as well.
As one experienced colloidal silver user told us: "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, and then let him shake his head. It has worked. No more infections!"
Another user had this to say: “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 rubs it in the dog’s ear. I think he does this 1x per month."
I’ve personally seen colloidal silver work when sprayed on dog’s ears that get infected from excessive scratching. Simply putting some colloidal silver into a pump spray bottle and lightly “misting” the inside and outside of the ear with colloidal silver three or four times a day not only relieves the itching, but the skin seems to heal up like magic, as well.
In another instance, a pet owner who noticed a “terrible odor” in his dog’s ears began simply giving colloidal silver to his dog in its water bowl, to drink. He wrote of his results:
"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.
results like this, it seems likely that you could treat most any pet's ear
infections with colloidal silver.
(Always check with your veterinarian, first, of course.)
#5: Treat Eye Infections In Pets With Colloidal Silver -- Any pet, especially outdoor pets, are susceptible to eye infections. And of course, treating an eye infection in a pet can be expensive. But not so with colloidal silver. One cat owner had this to say about her cat’s occasional bouts with eye infections:
"Eye infections, due to irritants or a scratched eye, can be common with cats. I use an eyedropper to put 1-2 drops of colloidal 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!"
Another long-time colloidal silver user wrote to say: “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 how one lady used colloidal silver to cure her kittens of eye infections they were born with:
"One of the uses that we use colloidal silver 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 eye infections were under control on the 1st group (they were born just before we got our colloidal silver 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 cats food (about a tbsp. per bowl) twice a day. They are looking great!!!!!"
Another user said: "I have used colloidal silver to clear up feline herpes in a cat's eyes, and have prevented infection from countless cuts, post surgery, and 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."
And finally, another pet owner wrote to say, “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.”
The bottom line is that experienced colloidal silver users know how to use colloidal silver to take care of their pets. And this can save a ton in veterinarian bills while helping resolve pet infections quickly and effectively.
#6: Treat Cuts, Scratches And Wounds With Colloidal Silver -- Pets are especially prone to cuts, scratches and other small wounds that can quickly become infected. Once infected, a costly visit to the vet and weeks of treatment with topical and oral antibiotics is the usual protocol. But a much less expensive alternative is colloidal silver. It will treat the cuts and scratches naturally, without the potential for unintended consequences so prevalent with potentially toxic prescription antibiotic drugs. And it will help prevent infection from ever setting in.
As one pet owner reported: “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."
Another reader uses colloidal silver on all her pets, and she says it always surpasses the results she expects when used to help heal wounds on horses, dogs and cats. She wrote, "I was dealing with some awful wounds with the animals and colloidal silver was so incredibly effective with the healing process."
Another enthusiastic pet owner wrote:
According to the clinical researchers behind a study titled “Topical Delivery of Silver Nanoparticles Promotes Wound Healing,” published in the medical journal ChemMedChem, “We investigated the wound-healing properties of silver nanoparticles in an animal model and found that rapid healing and improved cosmetic appearance occur in a dose-dependent manner…we showed that silver nanoparticles exert positive effects through their antimicrobial properties, reduction in wound inflammation, and modulation of fibrogenic cytokines.”
In other words, in a clinical study of animal wounds treated with colloidal silver, the silver promoted rapid healing, improved the appearance of the wound site, killed microbes and reduced inflammation all at the same time.
Generally, colloidal silver can simply be put into a pump spray bottle and sprayed lightly onto cuts, scrapes and other wounds four or five times a day.
If you feel you need to bandage a wound, gauze bandages can be soaked in colloidal silver – or just lightly sprayed with colloidal silver – and applied over wounds that are a little more serious than a simple cut or scratch. Pet owners say such bandages should be changed out at least three times a day.
#7: Treat Fleas With Colloidal Silver -- One of the more unusual testimonials came from a reader who found that colloidal silver helped with fleas. She wrote: “I started putting a small amount of colloidal silver into the water bowl my dog and cat drink out of. Funny thing happened. They don't have fleas! I would normally be forced to use the strong, spot-on flea pesticides early in the spring but I haven't used any at all this year. It's almost unbelievable, but it works!
With my own pets, I’ve found that you can even squelch active flea outbreaks with colloidal silver. Simply put some 20 ppm colloidal silver and into a pump spray bottle. Spray your pet's fur and skin, rubbing it gently into the fur and skin as you spray. Do this three times per day and before you know it, fleas will be gone. Not only that, but it brings massive relief to the pet because the colloidal silver helps stop the itching from the flea bites.
#8: Treat Dog Ear Mites With Colloidal Silver -- Among the numerous ways readers use colloidal silver is to treat ear mites. Like fleas, ear mites don’t seem to like to remain long in the presence of silver. As one reader said:
“We were sitting on the bed, and smelled something so I flipped my dog’s ears over and saw the debris from the mites that had dug into his skin. Yuck. The debris stunk. And it was gross.
We sprayed some colloidal silver over the dog’s head and allowed it to gently drop into his ears. And 2 hours later I looked and the mite debris was gone. There was still some way down in the ear canal. But for it to literally disappear…we were shocked.
The regeneration was also quick, especially the hair. "Now, if the problem recurs, we spray the colloidal silver directly in ear. We use it on his hot spots too.”
Considering how difficult it can be for pet owners to successfully treat ear mites in pets, this is clearly another unusual yet highly beneficial use for colloidal silver.
#9: Treat Upper Respiratory Infections With Colloidal Silver -- Normally, when a person has an upper respiratory infection, the doctor prescribes antibiotic drugs. If disease processes such as bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, COPD or others are involved, the doctor might also prescribe the use of a nebulizer – a device that allows you to atomize liquid medications into a fine, breathable mist, so they can be inhaled directly into the lungs. Many experienced colloidal silver users even nebulizer colloidal silver directly into their lungs when they have upper respiratory infections. And yes, the same thing can be done for pets suffering from upper respiratory infections. (To learn more about nebulizing colloidal silver into the lungs, see the short video and longer article "Using Colloidal Silver With a Nebulizer.”)
But how do you get an animal to sit in front of a nebulizer and breathe in the atomized colloidal silver mist? Not easy. Normally, you'd give colloidal silver to them orally, but that isn't terribly effective with an upper respiratory infection. You have to get the colloidal silver down into the lungs. According to A. Schroeder and other experienced colloidal silver users the solution is a "croup tent." Schroeder gave this example:
“I had some chicks with upper respiratory infections and made a ‘croup tent’ out of a plastic grocery bag. I used a nebulizer to mist the colloidal silver into the ‘tent’ and one of the chicks is already up and eating again after only 2 treatments!! Love this stuff and love my Silver Edge colloidal silver generator even more!”
It can be assumed that she ran the nebulizer's breathing tube into the makeshift "croup tent" so the colloidal silver mist could fill it. Also she must have cut air holes into the bag so the chicks could breathe. You could also make a makeshift croup tent from a cardboard box with air holes cut into the sides and top—animals still need air to breathe, even during a nebulizer treatment.
An even simpler method would be to use the animal's crate (i.e., pet carrier) with a towel draped over it, leaving some open area exposed for air. A larger animal could be treated in a small child's pop-up tent, or maybe you could figure out a way to keep a larger dog inside its house and run the nebulizer tube into the dog house.
Run the nebulizer for maybe 10 to 15 minutes, several times a day. In any case, be sure you have left enough air holes for the animal to breathe comfortably. Learn even more about this unique technique for dealing successfully with pet upper respiratory infections, in the article Colloidal Silver for Animals with Upper Respiratory Infections.
#10: Treat a Stomach Infection With Colloidal Silver -- Pets, just like humans, are susceptible to stomach infections. After all, they eat just about anything when we're not looking. While there’s no clinical research documenting how much colloidal silver to give pets for tummy issues, there are plenty of anecdotal accounts to indicate it does help quickly soothe and heal stomach issues in dogs, cats and other animals.
Often, a pet with a sick stomach won't eat or drink, so the trick is to get some colloidal silver into him, somehow. Most of the time, I simply put a small bowl full of fresh, pure 10 ppm colloidal silver next to my pet’s water bowl. When pets are sick, you’ll be surprised to find they’ll often choose to drink from the bowl full of colloidal silver than from their own water bowl.
But if you have trouble getting your pet to drink the colloidal silver, one effective method is to fill a plastic 10ml syringe (without needle) with 20 ppm colloidal silver and squirt it directly into your pet's mouth, as demonstrated in this short video on Treating Dogs and Other Pets With Colloidal Silver.
A large dog, for example, might need two or three syringes full of colloidal silver at a time. And this might need to be repeated up to four times a day until the stomach infection resolves.
A smaller animal won't need nearly as much colloidal silver, but the treatment method is the same. According to pet owners who use colloidal silver, very small dogs with stomach problems can be given four or five eyedroppers full of colloidal silver, three or four times a day until the stomach problem resolves.
#11: Treat Parvo With Colloidal Silver -- While there’s no clinical or published veterinary evidence that colloidal silver can be used to cure Parvovirus in dogs, there's actually tons of anecdotal evidence. It seems that people have been using colloidal silver on their "Parvo puppies" (and grown dogs with Parvo) for many years, and often with exemplary healing results. There’s no guarantee, of course, as even vets have trouble saving dogs who have been infected with this insidious virus. (Up to 80 percent of Parvo-infected dogs treated with conventional veterinary treatments die.) But based on the anecdotal data, you have a pretty good chance of treating Parvo successfully with colloidal silver, and saving your dog.
For puppies and small dogs, you’ll have to administer the colloidal silver orally with an eye dropper. In medium sized to larger dogs, a 10 cc or larger plastic syringe (no needle) can be used to gently squirt the colloidal silver into the dog’s mouth.
Anecdotal accounts vary in terms of dosage for puppies. When the disease is caught early, some people administer up to five eyedroppers full of 10 ppm colloidal silver as much as five times a day until the puppy's appetite returns and Parvo symptoms abate. For adult and larger dogs with a Parvo infection, a 10 cc plastic syringe (no needle) can be used. Dog owners say they use up to five 10 cc plastic syringes full of colloidal silver orally up to five times a day until the dog's appetite returns and the Parvo symptoms are gone.
People also recommend trying to feed a Parvo-infected dog strained baby food, or a commercial product called Nutristat which is available online. That’s because one of the symptoms of the Parvovirus is that it causes severe diarrhea which flushes all essential minerals/electrolytes out of your dog’s body. Replenishing those lost minerals/electrolytes is essential to the dog’s recovery.
Others recommend pouring a capsule of Lactobacillus acidophilus into a veterinary Pedialyte solution before administering it to the dog. In a process known as competitive inhibition, the beneficial digestive microbes will compete with the Parvovirus for space in the tummy and will eventually help drive them out. It will also help prevent some of the diarrhea that comes with Parvo and help heal the damage to the stomach lining done by the virus.
Remember, because dogs with Parvo don't want to eat or drink, it’s vital to keep them well hydrated with an electrolyte solution (Pedialyte) for animals that you can get from a vet.
To learn more, see the short article and “how to” video Using Colloidal Silver to Cure Parvo in Dogs.
#12: Treat Mange With Colloidal Silver -- Experienced colloidal silver users know that colloidal silver is great for healing skin issues and topical infections, and works fabulously well for helping keep cuts, burns, skin abrasions and more from becoming infected. Likewise, many pet owners have found that colloidal silver works wonders for skin issues on their pets, as well, including nasty cases of mange. Here's what one user had to report:
“We make our own colloidal silver with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge. Thankfully, we brought the generator 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 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 with the homemade colloidal silver 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.”
Apparently colloidal silver heals mange in cats too. Reader D. M. wrote:
“I am thrilled to report that the colloidal silver I made has cured my cat's mange ...his hair is starting to grow back!!
I gave him 1 teaspoon in a medical syringe, 1x a day (would have preferred 2x a day, but Tuna really hated the process). I also put some in a small spray bottle as well and sprayed it on all areas that fur was falling out.
I also used a cone to prevent Tuna from licking it off the area. In just 5 days his hair is already coming back!”
At first glance this may seem strange, as colloidal silver is best known for killing infectious microorganisms like bacteria, fungus and even some viruses. Mange in pets is caused by parasitic mites—mange mites. When a pet's immune system is compromised, these mites can embed themselves in huge numbers in the animal's skin, the result of which is the loss of large patches of skin.
Once this happens the door is open for infectious microbes such as Staphylococcus epidermidis to move in, resulting in even more hair loss. Colloidal silver seems to encourage the mange mites to move on (they apparently don’t like living in its presence) and it will kill any bacterial, fungal or viral microorganisms that have moved in, too.
#13: Reduce Unwanted Pet Odors With Colloidal Silver -- A brand new use for colloidal silver has been discovered -- removing pet odors. A recent email from a reader told of neighborhood cats marking their territory by spraying his front screen door in the early morning hours. Nothing he did would deter them…until…that is…he tried colloidal silver. Here's his testimonial:
“The cats in my neighborhood every year have
used my front door for target practice, spraying, marking their territory. I've
tried everything, but the smell would not leave. So I tried putting colloidal silver into a
sprayer and spraying the cat markings. The result? 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!”
Another nice lady claims she used colloidal silver to get rid of the odor from her two pet dogs who loved to "mark" the carpet in her home office with urine. Here's what she had to say:
“I am VERY happy to report back that colloidal silver ELIMINATES pet urine odor! I recently discovered this after adding two 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!”
There you have it. Colloidal silver works to eliminate even some of the most stubborn pet odors. So you won’t need any more expensive pet deodorant carpet cleansers and disinfectants. A few pennies worth of colloidal silver does the job, instead.
#14: Cure “Ich,” Fin Rot And Other Tropical Fish Diseases With Colloidal Silver -- Experienced colloidal silver users know that colloidal silver works astonishingly well when it comes to healing skin infections and other skin conditions in tropical aquarium fish, including the dread “ich” and fin rot. In fact, there’s even an online patent explaining exactly how much colloidal silver to use, which you can read about in the article Using Colloidal Silver in Your Fish Tank or Aquarium.
Basically, when “ich,” fin rot or other tropical fish skin diseases begin to appear, aquarium owners use one teaspoonful of 5 ppm colloidal silver to each 10 gallons of aquarium water. They might add this amount of colloidal silver to the tank every other day until the infection is visibly gone.
Aquarium owners swear that adding a tiny bit of colloidal silver to the aquarium from time-to-time -- whether the fish are ill, or not -- visibly bolsters the health and well-being of the fish. As one lady wrote on a tropical fish enthusiast website:
"I have had fish many times just in a bowl with no equipment, and they die and get stressed so easily. So when I had bad experiences with water going murky too quickly, and fish getting white spot, and having to spend money on chemicals to fix them.
So I figured out, must be bacteria. I researched colloidal silver and fish, and found a website where a man used colloidal silver to save thousands of dollars worth of fish when nothing else worked and that was his last resort.
So I dropped 10 drops of colloidal silver in my fish bowl and have had happy fish now for 6 months. I change the water once a month; sometimes 5-6 weeks. When I change the bowl I put them in a little water and completely fill the whole bowl with new water and tip them in.
Ha, Ha, you are not supposed to do this; you are supposed to only remove 2/3 water as they will get stressed. But not my fish with the colloidal silver in the water. They absolutely love it.
I only put an eyedropper full in every 2 weeks or whenever I feel I want to. A squirt here, squirt there and that is all I use, that is it. That says a lot about colloidal silver to me. The more I use it the more I love it." -- Denise
And as another aquarium enthusiast wrote to explain: “I added a capful of colloidal silver to my 25 gal tank. That was 2 days ago and I have noticed that my fish are all quite vibrant now. My Blackskirt tetra is much darker then he was before, my guppy is a deep purple and brilliant peach, and my Danio's are heavily patterned now…It seems to make them happy, they look healthy and are eating, they are just alot more active and pretty to look at.” -- tatty_kassy
#15: Spray Pet “Hot Spots” with Colloidal Silver to Relieve Itch and Prevent Infection -- From time to time both dogs and cats can develop so-called “hot spots” on their skin. These are red and highly irritated areas of skin which can itch so badly the pet quite literally chews its own skin open or scratches it open in a vain attempt to stop the incessant itching. Veterinarians say pet hot spots are a form of dermatitis and can be caused by allergic reactions, mite or flea infestations, and of course, by microbial infections of the skin.
Thankfully, spraying a little bit of 10 ppm colloidal silver onto pet hot spots can provide dramatic relief in several ways:
· Colloidal silver prevents the hot spot from becoming infected
· Colloidal silver quenches the itch, providing much-needed relief for the pet
· Colloidal silver soothes the rough, irritated skin
· Colloidal silver triggers optimal healing of the skin
Colloidal silver is doubly helpful with pet hot spots when they’re caused by microbes, because the silver kills the microbes, bringing an end to the ongoing irritation and also preventing infection from setting in and making the situation worse.
Colloidal silver also acts as an antioxidant, modulating the body’s inflammatory response by inhibiting cytokine release which in turn helps bring down the swelling and irritation on the skin. And the silver triggers optimal skin healing to take place, as well.
As the researchers behind a 2008 clinical study published in the journal Nanomedicine discovered, “…when dermatitis was induced in animals (i.e., pigs) the redness and swelling returned to near-normal after 72 hours of treatment with nanosilver, while groups treated with other substances remained inflamed.” According to the researchers:
“These results demonstrate that colloidal silver had a direct anti-inflammatory effect in the porcine contact dermatitis model that improved the overall outcome of the healing process,” and that “colloidal silver may be responsible for the anti-inflammatory activity and improvement in healing.”
So medical science has demonstrated that colloidal silver can heal dermatitis on animals, and trigger healing of the irritated skin itself, as well.
How does this work out in real life? As reader Robyn G. wrote in to say, “My dogs get hot spots. 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..Works like a charm every time.”
In my own case, my elderly male Shepherd mix, Brownie, tends to get hot spots on his feet. And when a hot spot strikes, he’ll lick and even chew madly at his feet, one after the other, for twenty or thirty minutes at a time before he gains a modicum of relief.
But as soon as I see him licking and chewing at his feet, I go into action. I grab the pump spray bottle of colloidal silver and spray his feet with 10 ppm strength. I make sure to spray the colloidal silver deep between the pads on his paws, as well as directly onto the pads. If the licking and biting is particularly bad, I might even spray his feet with colloidal silver until they’re drenched.
The end result? The itching and the need to lick and bite vanishes within moments. And the pleasant look of relief on my Brownie’s face is always precious.
As you can see, colloidal silver can be an indispensible healing tool when it comes to pet health and well-being. And it can save you boatloads of money, to boot, by reducing veterinary visits and allowing you to help heal your own pets, naturally. As pet lover and natural health writer Angela Kaelin has noted:
silver works to destroy bacterial, fungal and viral infections in cats and dogs
just as well as it does in human beings. Furthermore, because colloidal silver
is odorless, almost tasteless and non-toxic, experts say you can use it for
both dogs and cats internally and externally.
You can read how a dozen other pet owners have used colloidal silver to help heal a myriad of pet illnesses and diseases, in the article Colloidal Silver for Dogs, Cats, Horses, Reptiles and Other Pets.
Thankfully, today, high-quality colloidal silver – the world’s safest and most powerful natural healing and infection-fighting agent -- is available in just about every well-stocked health food store in the United States.
And you can also make it yourself, for just pennies, quickly and easily. I’ll tell you how people are doing it, in just a moment.
But first, if you’d like to learn more about colloidal silver’s astonishing effectiveness against drug-resistant pathogens, here are a few resources you might want to check out:
Make Your Own Colloidal Silver for Pennies
Colloidal silver can be purchased at just about any local health food store, or through a number of online sources including Amazon.com.
However, it’s quite literally one of the most expensive and heavily marked-up nutritional supplements in existence.
Health food store owners, for example, often charge as much as $20-$30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle. Yet the cost to manufacture four ounces of colloidal silver is about 12 cents. Yes, I said twelve cents.
Of course, people are willing to pay through the nose for colloidal silver, since it’s safe and natural, and works so well against germs, mold, fungus, and even viruses.
But thankfully, there’s no need to pay such exorbitant prices for colloidal silver, when you can make your own, quickly and easily, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, for about 36 cents a quart.
Yes, you can make it yourself for its actual cost, and altogether skip the sky-high mark-ups charged by health food stores!
If you’re interested in learning how to make your own high-quality colloidal silver at home, for about 36 cents a quart, here are some additional short articles you might want to take a look at:
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver….
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
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