Colloidal Silver Uses, Benefits and Dosage for Canines

November 25, 2010 | Dog Health | 1 Comment |

What is Colloidal Silver?

  • Colloidal silver is a liquid solution of silver
  • It is created by inserting silver electrodes into water and running a charge trough it
  • It is used to treat certain diseases on both humans and in pets
  • It is claimed that colloidal silver can be used with over 650 diseases

Colloidal Silver Uses in Canine

Antimicrobial Treatment – Substituting colloidal silver as an antibacterial treatment is very common.

It can treat all sorts of infections including

  • Viral – It can be used to treat systemic viral infections as well as localized ones (e.g. microbial Uveitis).
  • Fungal – Colloidal silver can be used to treat fungal infections of the skin including ringworm and fungal dermatitis
  • Bacterial – It can be used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, the eyes, etc.
  • In some cases, it is also used to treat parasitic infestations.
  • Dogs who are receiving conventional medication may also receive colloidal silver on the side.

Antiseptic Uses – Colloidal silver may also be used as an antiseptic for the following

  • Abscesses
  • Wounds
  • Cuts
  • Scratches
  • Scrapes
  • Burns

The product may also be used to flush out a dog’s eyes or his ear canals. This helps to clean out these areas and also to prevent infection.

Colloidal silver has also been used to augment wound bandages in order to minimize the chances of infection.

Colloidal Silver Dosage for Dogs

  • Healthy Dogs – Colloidal silver given as a maintenance or supplementation once a day, the amounts are
    • Small: 10ml
    • Medium: 10ml to 15ml
    • Large: 10ml to 20ml
  • Ill Dogs – Doses given twice a day
    • Small: 10ml
    • Medium: 30 ml
    • Large: 40ml to 50ml

It is recommended to consult a veterinarian before giving colloidal silver to dogs.

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