Colloidal Silver is helpful for supporting the immune system and treating cat colds
Colloidal Silver has anti-microbial activity
Colloidal Silver's anti-microbial activity means that it has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties. In my experience, it truly is an amazing product as a natural medicine for cats, as well as dogs and humans too! Cat rescues could save a lot of money by using Colloidal Silver in place of stressful trips to the veterinarians and bad tasting antibiotics that end up all over cats*. Many holistic animal practitioners and veterinarians use Colloidal Silver for their patients.
Elemental silver has documented use dating back thousands of years. It's anti-microbial activity is acknowledged by the CDC, FDA and WHO.
Colloidal Silver touts these benefits:
- non-toxic, so it will not damage or tax organs like prescription medications can do
- no side effects when used as directed
- works as a antibiotic, anti-viral, and anti-fungal (very effective in my experience)
- 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, making it acceptable by cats
- faster recovery from infections
Some conditions I have used Colloidal Silver for with cats (mostly rescue and foster cats):
- urinary tract infections
- upper respiratory infections
- Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Herpes
I have treated cats with Colloidal Silver after dental extractions, anal gland surgery, and hernia surgery. With no prescription antibiotics. The veterinarians were aware of my decision. All cats healed up quickly and cleanly. This does not imply you will have the same results. There are other factors in play, with quality of food being a major factor in the body's ability to heal and fight infection. The cats I treated were being fed homemade raw food and high quality canned food. Never dry food. They were also receiving homeopathy to assist healing and reduce inflammation from the surgery. (*Please Note: If you'd like assistance with this, please contact me by email for a consultation. I'm unable to make recommendations in the comments section. Each situation and cat is unique, and suggested treatments are individualized and can involve lengthy instructions.)
There have been situations where the cat or kitten was so sick, that I chose to use prescription antibiotics.
Frequency of use
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.
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 system support and protectant.
Personally, I don't like to use the same product every single day. 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 I use it daily as an immune system protectant, 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. Another option is to administer six days on and one day off.
Primarily, I use it to treat specific conditions, such as feline upper respiratory infections or post surgery healing. In these cases, I use it two to three times daily until the condition has cleared or surgery incision has healed. The situation determines how many times per day. I administer as follows:
If the cat is easy to handle, three times daily: on two meals, and once in the mouth.
If the cat is not easy to handle, three times daily: on two meals and one nighttime treat (a bit of wet food).
If it is a kitten and very sick, four times daily in four meals or in the mouth by dropper.
Cats that I have treated have never encountered any adverse reactions.
Dosage for cats
Sovereign Silver has a pet formula, but really, it's the same as the "regular" formula. I think that offering a "pet" formula helps more with marketing. So, you'd be okay to use one or the other and use it for humans and cats (dogs, too). Personally, I have never used the "pet" formula. It wasn't available in the past when I began using Colloidal Silver.
Sovereign Silver's recommended dosage is as follows for pets (using a 4 oz. bottle size with dropper):
Weight in lbs & kg -- Droppers full:
3.5- 7 lbs (1.6-3.4 kg) -- 1
7.5-10.5 lbs (3.5-4.9 kg) -- 2
11 lbs-14.5 lbs. (5-6.9 kg) -- 3
15 lbs-18.5 lbs. (7-8.4 kg) -- 4
19 lbs-22.5 lbs. (8.5-9.9) -- 5
Note: 5 droppers = 1 teaspoon
Maintenance: 1x daily
Immune Building: 3x daily
How to administer Colloidal Silver to cats
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 with a dropper or giving liquid supplements, Colloidal Silver can be added to the mix. For eye infections, it can be used to gently 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 run down from stress and too little sleep, I will start to get a sore throat. Just two full droppers onto the back of my throat 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
*Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link, which means I receive a very small commission if you purchase through links I provide (at no extra cost to you). It is a great way to say thanks if you find my information helpful for you and your cat. I personally use or have used any products I recommend.
Sovereign Silver's Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol is the brand I recommend and have used for many years. It is the #1 selling brand in the U.S. 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 Sovereign Silver and other brands 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.
Do you have any experience using Colloidal Silver with your cats? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks!
Healthy Life Cat Coach