Uh oh - Buddy's chronic ear infection has returned and Molly's stubborn tear staining is only getting worse! But before desperately calling your vet for another pricey round of antibiotics, you think to yourself that there has to be another solution! Have you ever wondered if there's a more natural approach to treating some of your dog's ailments? If so, you might want to consider colloidal silver- read on to find out just what it's all about.
Colloidal silver is a natural health product composed of tiny silver particles mixed in a liquid base. These particles are thought to be able to penetrate the body's cells and kill pathogens (viruses or bacteria that cause disease). The product can be used to treat a variety of conditions in both animals and humans due to its natural antibiotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.
Since colloidal silver is an all-around pathogen fighter, it can be used to treat all kinds of common conditions and infections in your pet including: ear infections, cuts and scrapes, rashes, yeast infections, and eye conditions. Even if your dog seems to be in perfect health, it can be used as a general immune booster to keep your dog happy and healthy before any of these stubborn problems occur.
Since colloidal silver is tasteless, odourless, tear-less and non-toxic, you can use it for pets both internally and externally. Keep reading to discover a few common uses for this handy product.
Being tasteless, it should be relatively easy to give an oral dose of colloidal silver to your pets without having to worry about them spitting it right back out! The dosage can be given using either a syringe or a dropper. You can give your pet even more of a boost by combining internal intake with external application of the product. For example, you can treat an eye infection by giving colloidal silver to your dog orally while also dropping it into the infected eye. A general guideline for oral dosage is 1/2 tsp per every 10 lbs, once per day, unless otherwise specified by your holistic veterinarian.
NOTE: You might think you're making your task easier by adding some of this product into your pet's water bowl, but unfortunately this defeats the purpose. Diluting colloidal silver will reduce its effectiveness. Always read and follow manufacturer instructions.
Colloidal silver can be used topically for open wounds and skin infections like hot spots, ringworm, wounds and burns. It will feel soothing to your pet while it helps to heal the skin by repairing any tissue damage. When treating wounds with colloidal silver, simply apply with a cotton ball or swab and clean the wound. For skin conditions, you can apply a compress to the area or spray colloidal silver directly onto the area. It's that easy!
NOTE: Some manufacturers have spray cap packaging for easier application.
Colloidal silver can be great for treating ear infections. The liquid can be dropped directly into the ears (3-4 drops into each infected ear) to help fight off bacteria and yeast while being fed orally as well.
Colloidal silver can also help treat eye problems like infections, allergies, inflammation and tear staining. It can be applied directly without worrying about it stinging your dog's eyes! To use it, apply 1 drop three times a day into the affected eye or follow the advice of your holistic veterinarian.
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