Colloidal Silver Works as a Natural Antibiotic, Antiviral, and Antifungal
No medicine chest should be without colloidal silver
Colloidal Silver is an amazing product with many good qualities as a natural medicine for cats -- dogs & humans too! Cat rescues could save a lot of money by using Colloidal Silver in place of trips to the veterinarians and using messy, bad tasting antibiotics*. Many holistic animal practitioners and veterinarians use Colloidal Silver for their patients.
Colloidal Silver touts these benefits:
- non-toxic, will not damage organs
- no side effects when used as directed
- works as a very effective antibiotic, anti-viral, and anti-fungal
- does not kill off friendly gut bacteria, like antibiotics do
- helps wounds heal faster with oral and external application (dab on with a cotton square)
- nearly tasteless and odorless
These are some conditions I have used it for with cats (mostly rescue and foster cats that were sick):
- urinary tract infections
- upper respiratory infections
- Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Herpes
Cats with FeLV, FIV, or any other immune system dysfunction are at a higher risk for other bacterial and viral infections. Colloidal Silver can be used as a daily immune preventative/protectant. According to the EPA, a human may safely ingest 178,850 servings of Sovereign Silver over a 70-year period. As the EPA does not test the product on cats, this is just a comparison as to its safety with daily use. Personally, I don't like to use the same product every single day forever. I believe (as do many holistic animal practitioners) that it is best to cycle supplements. This way, the body does not become accustomed to something and no longer benefit from it. If you were to use it daily as an immune system protector/preventative, I use it for three weeks on, and one week off. This is a typical regimen given by holistic practitioners and some supplement companies for long-term use of a natural supplement.
Colloidal Silver can be added to cat food and mixed in. I have never had a cat turn down their food with Colloidal Silver in or on it. If your cat is not eating, and you are feeding via a dropper or giving liquid supplements, Colloidal Silver can be added to the mix. For eye infections, it can be used to wipe the eyes clean with a cotton square, as it will not burn the eyes.
Colloidal Silver is great to have on hand for yourself as well
Anytime I get a bit run down from too little sleep, I will start to get a sore throat. I squirt two full droppers onto the back of my throat. This one-time dose almost always stops the sore throat in its tracks. On occasion, I will need to take a second dose a few hours later.
My favorite brand - Sovereign Silver
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The brand I recommend and have used for years is Sovereign Silver's Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol. It contains 98% positively charged silver in pharmaceutical-grade purified water, and nothing else. On the contrary, some brands contain salts, proteins, compounds or stabilizers, and they may or may not claim to contain these ingredients. These added ingredients affect silver's safety and efficacy.
A silver's molecular particle size determines the absorption rate by the body. Sovereign Silver's particle size is highly absorbed at 0.8mm. This is an industry low amongst competitors. With this low particle size, its 10 ppm (parts per million) is more effective than other brands containing up to 500 ppm. So, don't be fooled by the higher ppm's of other brands.
Where to buy Colloidal Silver
You can buy this at health food stores and on-line supplement stores. You can also buy it on Amazon for a better price. Check it out here: buy colloidal silver
*I am not a veterinarian nor am I prescribing colloidal silver in place of antibiotics in cats who are extremely ill . But simply suggesting to give it a try for common upper respiratory infections and supporting cats with weakened immune systems. You will be pleasantly surprised.